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Taoiseach and ministers discuss recent increases in road deaths
The meeting comes as gardaí are due to receive data on motorists without insurance.
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Green cards will no longer be needed for UK registered vehicles to drive lawfully in Ireland
The exact date is to be announced in the coming days.
Fraudulent compensation case struck out over evidence delay
There were delays in serving the book of evidence.
MIBI welcomes withdrawal of case where man claimed he had to use wheelchair after accident
Video footage of the man walking without the wheelchair was shown in court.
Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit
It had previously been warned that the cards would be required after the UK left the EU.
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.
Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit
Irish vehicles travelling to the UK may no longer by covered by EU rules after 29 March.
Our payouts are three times that of the UK, so why wouldn't whiplash legislation work here?
Britain and Ireland are currently the outliers of Europe when it comes to soft tissue injury claims, and the UK has announced plans to cap whiplash payouts via legislation.
'We're really cracking down on this': Motor insurance body in favour of tougher powers for prosecuting fraudsters
The Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland says that one in eight of the claims it processes are ‘suspicious’.
'I'm still heartbroken': Woman who lost partner and friend in horrific crash in 'substantial' debt
Kate Flynn was awarded a large payout but hasn’t received any money due to a long-running legal battle.
Car crash compensation claim thrown out as judge says evidence was "unbelievable"
The judge also said he found the man to be “guarded and defensive”.
'A very high stakes game': Over 150,000 cars on the road without insurance
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) said it was deeply concerned with the spike in numbers.
Insurance premiums could spike by €50 if ruling stands, insurers warn
The High Court ruled last September that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland was liable for claims left behind by Setanta Insurance.
Car insurance premiums set to rise as judgement rules sector must pay out claims
The insurance sector is being made to honour the claims of customers from Setanta Insurance Company.
Setanta Insurance customers will finally get the money they're owed
The firm was wound up in 2014, but over 1,700 claims were outstanding.
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.
€11.5m awarded to boy, 10, in State's largest ever personal injury claim
Cullen Kennedy suffered brain and spinal injuries in a road traffic accident in 2008. He was 6 at the time.
€59 million paid out on behalf of uninsured drivers - report
Around €40 is added on to each driver’s insurance premium as a result of crashes which involved uninsured and hit-and-run drivers.