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Comment #5240304 by Paddy Byrne

Paddy Byrne Jul 4th 2016, 9:45 PM #

Whatever about tax. But People who drive without insurance deserve to have car seized. And the number of uninsured drivers are only rising because of the rip off insurance companies.

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Gardaí clamp down on motorists without correct tax and insurance

Gardaí clamp down on motorists without correct tax and insurance

Three vehicles were seized today in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

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    Favourite brian boru
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    Jul 4th 2016, 9:52 PM

    A few years back I would have agreed with you but these days I really think we would be better off taking insurance under the remit of the state. How many billions has the state lost because of dodgy insurance companies that feed into a claim culture that is caught in an upward spiral driven on by our grossly overpaid legal eagles. Quinn alone should have been enough to trigger an investigation into alternative methods of dealing with insurance in ireland.

    The cost of insurance is really out of kilter with wage inflation and is dampening the rest of the economy.

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    Favourite Old Gordon
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    Jul 4th 2016, 9:55 PM

    We need to cap insurance payouts. Ireland has some of the most expensive necks in the world and you are paying for them in your premiums.

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    Favourite Reg
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    Jul 4th 2016, 9:56 PM

    Remit of the state? Remember PMPA? No thanks.

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    Favourite Howye Lads
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    Jul 4th 2016, 10:08 PM

    Think 15 grand is the cap for whiplash. Herself got 11 grand for a neck injury about 5 years ago! Was it worth it, NO!
    Complications on all three pregnancies becoz of it and constant visits to physics since! Some people take the piss! If I had a penny for the amount of times she said I wish I got no money and nothing happened I’d be a wealthy man!

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    Favourite Gareth Cooney
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    Jul 4th 2016, 10:12 PM

    Old
    Red necks and rubber necks are expensive in Ireland.

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    Favourite Inns Quay
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    Jul 4th 2016, 10:25 PM

    Brian the number of vehicle insurance claims is decreasing, not increasing.

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    Favourite Rotarua
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    Jul 4th 2016, 10:37 PM

    Howye
    I bet if you looked at how much was spent on physio and other expenses since the accident your other half wouldn’t have much change from the settlement, I have a family member who is still getting treatment on and off 20 odd years after an accident.

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    Favourite John S
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    Jul 4th 2016, 11:15 PM

    Insurance is invalid with on untaxed vehicle.

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    Favourite Marc Anthony
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    Jul 4th 2016, 11:33 PM

    Car tax in ireland in robbery and Irish car insurance is robbery by another name. In saying that I’ve been trying to get the guards out to deal with dangerous fetal scrotes….nowhere to be seen

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    Favourite Jumperoo
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    Jul 5th 2016, 12:03 AM

    @JohnS: simply not true.

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    Favourite john kelly
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    Jul 5th 2016, 12:24 AM

    Too true Marc, those scrotes are getting younger by the day!

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    Favourite Kevin McDonnell
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    Jul 5th 2016, 4:22 AM

    But doesn’t the car tax pay for our water………….?

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    Favourite John R
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    Jul 5th 2016, 6:43 AM

    Reg the PMPA was a private insurance company that failed and was taken over by the State. It was not a State owned body. I think that like Quinn they under provided for future claims.

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    Favourite Ron Spaghettini
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    Jul 5th 2016, 6:50 AM

    Car tax pays and has been paying for more than water. Calling it car tax is misleading, but of course when are we not mislead in this country?

    If I took money from someone for a specific service or product and misappropriated that money, using it for another purpose, I would be done for fraud. But our successive governments have been at this practice for decades. Would that make them serial fraudsters?

    Irish motorists should demand a breakdown of how road tax/car tax/motor tax or whatever one wants to call it, is spend and where it is spent. I suspect that the state owes each Irish motorists a massive refund for misappropriating funds.

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    Favourite tommy macdonagh
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    Jul 5th 2016, 6:50 AM

    well done to the gardai the more the better :)

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    Favourite Stephen Brady
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    Jul 5th 2016, 8:12 AM

    You wouldn’t say that if you got whiplash. What’s needed is a way to weed out the liars and spoofers including in insurance company board rooms.

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    Favourite Stuart Donnelly
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    Jul 5th 2016, 8:24 AM

    It’s a bit of a catch 22 then isn’t it? Insurance companies have priced them out of the market, but folks need to drive to work because they is no public transport on their route, or they need to get kids to school etc The government should do something about the insurance companies so that folks have the right to drive fully covered.

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    Favourite Howard Cooley
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    Jul 5th 2016, 10:08 AM

    If your car is taxed and you have insurance and NCT if applicable you have no fear of Garda Check points.

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    Favourite Eugene Comaskey
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    Jul 5th 2016, 10:14 AM

    John S, you are totally incorrect there.

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    Favourite Aindriú Dissident Orkney
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    Jul 5th 2016, 11:36 AM

    Not always. It may be invalid without a current NCT though..

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    Favourite Emachine
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    Jul 5th 2016, 1:19 PM

    @john no it’s not. Get your facts straight.

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    Favourite Paul
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    Jul 5th 2016, 9:47 PM

    Toolish rubbish

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    Favourite Marc Anthony
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    Jul 5th 2016, 9:58 PM

    John…lol sorry …predicted typing

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