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# insurance - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Are returning emigrants paying more for insurance?

A TD says they are.

# insurance - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

One year since collapse, Setanta Insurance customers "haven't seen a cent"

Over 1,700 people are out of pocket.

# insurance - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Planning to get your bike out for the bright evenings? You should probably read this

Cyclists are most likely to be injured from May to September.

# insurance - Friday 20 March, 2015

One person got almost €1 million in a personal injury claim last year

The number of claims made to the Injuries Board has risen steadily in the past five years.

# insurance - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages

Mortgage issues continue to be the highest drivers of complaints.

# insurance - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Why do so many cars have dashboard cameras now?

It’s not as big in Ireland (yet) but it’s huge in other countries.

# insurance - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Good news: Irish-owned insurer to hire 125 more people nationwide

The Acorn Life Group is growing year-on-year.

# insurance - Monday 10 November, 2014

Rolling Stones in legal insurance feud over tour cancellation

The tour was cancelled following the suicide of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

# insurance - Friday 24 October, 2014

Sick of parking costs, the price of fuel and paying at toll gates? - Get an electric car

(But only if you live in Cork, where a new initiative is being rolled out)

# insurance - Monday 29 September, 2014

There's currently no obligation for doctors to have insurance but there soon will be

Does your doctor have medical indemnity insurance?

# insurance - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

The family car costs more than €10,000 a year to run

A new study by the AA finds that, despite a slight decrease, the cost of running a family car remains high.

Rain cheque as storm payouts wipe almost €20 million off FBD's profits

Analysts think that the insurer could hike car premiums to protect profits.

# insurance - Monday 25 August, 2014

Ann Gibney lost her home in a fire, she had no insurance but her community is 'rallying around'

Richard Corrigan and Mary Lou McDonald are auctioning off their cooking skills in a bid to raise money to help rebuild the home of the former Sinn Féin councillor.

# insurance - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Universal health insurance by 2019? No chance, says Varadkar

The new Health Minister says the plan is “too ambitious”.

# insurance - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Setanta customers won't be covered by insurance emergency fund

The Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland would be “exceeding its brief” by paying out to customers of the bust Maltese outfit.

# insurance - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

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Poll: Do you shop around for services to save money?

Shopping around can save you money – but do you tend to go for the first option available?

Shopping around for home insurance could save you €421 a year

Shopping around for home insurance could save you €421 a year

It might be a head-wrecker, but it could also be a money-saver.

# insurance - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Regulator had concerns about Setanta Insurance seven months before warning consumers

The failed insurer has combined unpaid liabilities and premiums of around €45 million, the Finance Committee was told today.

# insurance - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Over-35s to face penalty on first-time health insurance policies

The move is designed to bring younger customers into the market.

# insurance - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays

More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.

# insurance - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Vhi announces after-tax surplus of €65 million, but can't rule out premium increases

The company also announced that it had finalised a reinsurance deal with Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway.

# insurance - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Everything you need to know about what it will cost you to go to hospital

Going private, going public or have a medical card? How much is it going to set you back?

Man diagnosed with advanced cancer - then finds out his mortgage insurance was mis-sold

The man is waiting to hear if he will get mortgage insurance and fears that he may end up in financial trouble.

# insurance - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Opinion: Considering health insurance? The devil is in the detail.

We can’t be blamed for being confused about health insurance schemes, the market has undergone significant change in the last few years.

# insurance - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

20,000 van drivers could be uninsured from this week

By the end of this week all remaining Setanta van insurance policies will be cancelled.

# insurance - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Regulator knew about Setanta Insurance concerns since last November

An estimated 75,000 customers are believed to have been left without insurance after the company entered liquidation.

# insurance - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Setanta policyholders advised to get new insurance

A liquidator has now been appointed to the company.

# insurance - Monday 21 April, 2014

State Claims Agency doubles its remits to save €4 million

It now covers bodies such as the Criminal Assets Bureau, Nama, and the Labour Court.

# insurance - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Setanta Insurance wind up leaves policyholders 'stranded without cover'

The Central Bank said today that Setanta is not in a position to confirm that claims will be met in full.

# insurance - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Updated: Terminal cancer patient has arrangement in place with AIB over mortgage arrears

Senator Deirdre Clune is calling for the Central Bank to keep track of the number of people falling into arrears on mortgage-related insurance.

# insurance - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you?

Minister Reilly said he doesn’t know but if we’d implemented it last year, it would have cost less than €920 on average.

Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance

The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.

# insurance - Friday 21 March, 2014

Men reaping benefits of insurance gender directive – women not so much

Women who smoke, in particular, have been hit by the introduction of the directive with premiums between one and 25 per cent higher

# insurance - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs

A spokesperson for Minister Hogan said he was “expressing his frustration” with the insurance industry when he spoke about the levy in a recent interview.

Here's how much a fire in your house could cost you

Plus, new insurance figures show that just one in eight claims are related to burglary.

# insurance - Friday 14 March, 2014

‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy

The payout more than doubles the previous world record, sold in 1990.

# insurance - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Is getting phone insurance even worth it?

With smartphones becoming more expensive, the temptation to get insurance increases too, but are you really getting value for money?

# insurance - Thursday 27 February, 2014

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance

The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.

# insurance - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Councils told 'keep on spending' on flooding repairs

A memorandum of understanding is also due to be introduced for flooding repairs in the near future.