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#Insurance

# insurance - Monday 8 July, 2019

'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases

Awards in medical negligence cases in the High Court were also down last year.

# insurance - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review Swing-gate This post contains videos

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review

The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

# insurance - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

# insurance - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

# insurance - Sunday 9 June, 2019

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# insurance - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?

The Law Reform Commission is looking into the topic.

# insurance - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case

Fine Gael announced yesterday it will launch an internal review of the case.

# insurance - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Dublin adventure centre forced to remove some equipment over 'enormous' insurance hike

Fort Lucan’s general manager said that the company’s insurance premium has doubled since 2015.

# insurance - Monday 27 May, 2019

Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'

TD Maria Bailey defended taking a claim against a hotel after falling off a swing.

# insurance - Friday 17 May, 2019

'This is a disgrace': Second Meath adventure firm faces closure due to 'ridiculous' insurance hike

Boyne Valley Activities said there was a 400% hike on its premium since 2013 despite the fact that it has not made any claims.

# insurance - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

# insurance - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

European Commission to investigate whether Insurance Ireland is operating a cartel

Insurance Ireland said it is confident its practices are fully compliant with competition law.

# insurance - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Summer festivals at risk of being cancelled as rocketing insurance premiums throw them into doubt

A Mayo festival has seen its insurance premium jump from €6,500 to €25,000 in just three years.

# insurance - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Couple received €40,000 after insurer tried to reject storm damage claim

There were 5,692 complaints made to the financial services ombudsman last year – one third of those about insurance.

# insurance - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Opinion: Claims culture is out of control - as play centres close due to being sued for kids falling

Kids fall, that is what they do, it can happen anywhere. If they fall at Granny’s – do we sue the pants off Granny?

# insurance - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Minister meets insurers amid claims customers left underpaid following Storm Ophelia and Emma

A minister at the Department of Finance sought the meeting on the foot of reports customers were underpaid.

# insurance - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims

The official CSO stats say the cost of insurance is going down but that isn’t being felt by many on the ground, Pearse Doherty has claimed.

# insurance - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit

Drivers who think they may need a card have been advised to apply one month in advance.

# insurance - Friday 4 January, 2019

Reprieve for Carlow village as park reopens following forced pre-Christmas closure

An insurance hike has not meant the permanent closure of the amenity in the village of Tinryland.

# insurance - Friday 14 December, 2018

Explainer: How will the liquidation of Qudos impact Irish customers?

The short answer is, we don’t know yet. But here’s what might happen.

# insurance - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Some people are paying 'on the double' for phone insurance

Companies don’t give enough information about benefits and how to make a claim, the Central Bank has said.

# insurance - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts

New figures revealed that the average award in a whiplash case is over €20,000.

# insurance - Monday 5 November, 2018

Personal injury claims: Average award in whiplash cases is over €20,000

The majority of compensation claims assessed in the first six months of this year were whiplash related.

# insurance - Saturday 6 October, 2018

'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work

The cost of insurance for taxi drivers has increased sharply in the past three years, the National Private Hire and Taxi Association.

# insurance - Friday 5 October, 2018

21 million euro to be paid to motorists following collapse of Setanta insurance

It’s hoped all payments will be finalised by the State Claims Agency before the year is out.

# insurance - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Stark multiples': Personal injury payouts here 4 times higher than in the UK

A new report recommends urgently taking action to address the level of payouts in personal injury claims.

# insurance - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Insurance company pays €4k to woman after initially refusing crash claim over technicality

The Financial Services Ombudsman’s office said that in 2017 there were 1,914 complaints about insurance.

# insurance - Saturday 10 March, 2018

So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car?

Many insurers refuse to offer policies for older cars regardless of their roadworthiness.

# insurance - Friday 2 February, 2018

Dublin boxing event featuring MTK fighters cancelled at last minute

It was expected to take place tomorrow.

# insurance - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Gardaí caught a few people acting the maggot on Irish roads this weekend

A number of fines were issued.

# insurance - Thursday 25 January, 2018

There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims

A report said that one of the main problems with fraudulent injury claims is that it can be viewed as a “victimless crime”.

# insurance - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance

While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.

# insurance - Friday 5 January, 2018

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle

The man refused to drive a company vehicle that didn’t have tax, insurance or NCT discs.

# insurance - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'People are delighted when they see the yellow van arrive': On patrol with the AA

We spent a morning with an AA Patrol driver.

# insurance - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?

Insurance premiums have risen for many people in recent years.

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

# insurance - Friday 22 December, 2017

Report on the rising cost of insurance due by the end of January

It is expected to reach the Finance Minister soon.

# insurance - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims

In May, the Supreme Court ruled that the Irish State must be held liable for the claims.

# insurance - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Cash, cars, imitation firearm and high value watches seized in Garda raids targeting 'ghost brokers'

The operation was carried out with help from the Criminal Assets Bureau and the Cyber Crime Unit.

# insurance - Friday 27 October, 2017

AIG wants to make telematics-based insurance mandatory for all drivers under 25

Telematic insurance products use GPS and other technology to send information about the way the vehicle is being driven.