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From TheJournal.ie Tralee Aqua Dome warns centre could close over number of insurance claims Kerry

Tralee Aqua Dome warns centre could close over number of insurance claims

Accounts show the aqua dome is loss-making eight months of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on insurance ahead of GE2020 Ge2020 Audit

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on insurance ahead of GE2020

Anti-fraud gardaí, pooled insurance schemes and a potential referendum are all part of the parties’ plans on insurance.

From TheJournal.ie MIBI welcomes withdrawal of case where man claimed he had to use wheelchair after accident Insurance

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.

From TheJournal.ie Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland Insurance

Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland

Insurance Ireland is the representative body for the insurance industry.

From TheJournal.ie Minister in charge of fixing insurance on 'easy-money mindset', 'ridiculous' payouts and saying 'stop' Cost Of Insurance

Minister in charge of fixing insurance on 'easy-money mindset', 'ridiculous' payouts and saying 'stop'

Minister Michael D’Arcy sat down with TheJournal.ie to discuss the progress being made in reducing the cost of insurance.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

The Taoiseach recently claimed that the price of motor insurance is going down.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016? Factcheck

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?

From TheJournal.ie 'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope' Insurance Costs

'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope'

Creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close? Insurance

Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?

Childcare providers have warned of a crisis as the cost of insurance increases.

From TheJournal.ie Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs Childcare Crisis

Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs

The Federation of Early Childcare Providers says some creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears Insurance Costs

'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said the insurance crisis is not a priority around the Cabinet table.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie Cost of car insurance rises by 42% despite an overall reduction in number of claims Premium Rates

Cost of car insurance rises by 42% despite an overall reduction in number of claims

Figures showing the average cost of premiums and payouts were released by the Central Bank today.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off Insurance Costs

Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off

‘The cure for whiplash is compensation payment in Ireland,’ said the Taoiseach.

From The42 Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance Grassroots

Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance

The Kildare-based club had faced possible closure next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'I really feel sorry for those businesses': Minister says he's 'pushing hard' on high insurance costs TAKING ACTION

'I really feel sorry for those businesses': Minister says he's 'pushing hard' on high insurance costs

Galway Community Circus said this week it had become another business affected by the “national insurance sector crisis”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers Buyer Beware

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers

Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.

From TheJournal.ie 'Loyalty is no longer rewarded': Consumer watchdog to look at impact of 'loyalty penalties' imposed by insurance companies Dual-pricing

'Loyalty is no longer rewarded': Consumer watchdog to look at impact of 'loyalty penalties' imposed by insurance companies

Customers are experiencing successive price increases, according to the CCPC.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance industry says it will engage with Central Bank probe into dual-pricing Insurance Costs

Insurance industry says it will engage with Central Bank probe into dual-pricing

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty claims customers are being hit by a ‘loyalty penalty’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar suggested the idea of a referendum yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar Pay Outs

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the insurance industry must play its part in decreasing premiums.

From TheJournal.ie Five arrested following investigation into suspected bogus 'slips and falls' insurance claims Dublin

Five arrested following investigation into suspected bogus 'slips and falls' insurance claims

Search warrants were executed at a number of solicitor’s offices, gardaí said.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance firms accused of ‘breaking the law by not reporting fraudulent claims’ Price Hikes

Insurance firms accused of ‘breaking the law by not reporting fraudulent claims’

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty told the companies they have a legal obligation to report suspicions of fraud.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit Brexit

'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit

Ed Sibley said overall the Irish financial system is resilient enough to withstand a hard Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Finance Committee to investigate 'rip-off' dual pricing by insurance industry Insurance

Finance Committee to investigate 'rip-off' dual pricing by insurance industry

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said companies are punishing loyal customers when they renew their policies.

From TheJournal.ie New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks Crackdown

New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks

From March next year, brokers and financial adviser will also have to publish details of commissions they receive on their websites.

From TheJournal.ie Minister meets insurers in London to 'hopefully' entice them to 'rethink' position in Irish market Cost Of Insurance

Minister meets insurers in London to 'hopefully' entice them to 'rethink' position in Irish market

The departure of a major player in insurance for the leisure industry, in particular, has damaged Irish companies.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Insurance - short of wrapping our business in bubble wrap, there's nothing we can do to make it safer' Opinion

Opinion: 'Insurance - short of wrapping our business in bubble wrap, there's nothing we can do to make it safer'

Niall Roche writes about why he wants business owners affected by insurance costs to join together.

From TheJournal.ie 'We keep our local graveyard closed' - How the insurance crisis is hitting Ireland's communities Pin Of Their Collar

'We keep our local graveyard closed' - How the insurance crisis is hitting Ireland's communities

Almost half of community groups say they have had to cut activities due to insurance costs.

From TheJournal.ie The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland? Premium Price

The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland?

Part two of our Noteworthy probe into costly insurance premiums looks at legislative and procedural steps taken in other countries to tackle the issue.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture' Slip And Sue

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture' Exclusive

Personal injury awards have been dropping despite suggestions that out-of-control claims are feeding prices.

From TheJournal.ie Leisure centre in Kildare forced to close as it struggles to secure insurance Spin Activity Centre

Leisure centre in Kildare forced to close as it struggles to secure insurance

Spin Activity Centre said it was “extremely saddened and frustrated” that it was forced to close.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit Insurance

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.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer watchdog to probe pricing of public liability insurance HIGH PREMIUMS

Consumer watchdog to probe pricing of public liability insurance

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is to probe into the increasing levels of public liability insurance premiums.

From TheJournal.ie Longford greyhound track closes after 80 years citing rising insurance costs Closing

Longford greyhound track closes after 80 years citing rising insurance costs

The greyhound industry has faced major scrutiny in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Where in the country are the most personal injury claims awarded? Insurance

Where in the country are the most personal injury claims awarded?

Most personal injury claims go through PIAB and it has released a geographical breakdown of the awards made last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'In Germany we are not used to the claim culture': Dublin Oktoberfest event cancelled due to insurance cost

'In Germany we are not used to the claim culture': Dublin Oktoberfest event cancelled due to insurance cost

The festival was scheduled to take place on George’s Dock, beside the IFSC, from Friday 14 September until Saturday 6 October.

From TheJournal.ie Minister sought guarantee for premium reductions but told 'it would be difficult to persuade insurers' Insurance Reform

Minister sought guarantee for premium reductions but told 'it would be difficult to persuade insurers'

Minister Michael D’Arcy has held meetings with various parties over the issue of insurance in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Imitation firearms, smart phones and computers seized by gardaí in Dublin area Fraud

Imitation firearms, smart phones and computers seized by gardaí in Dublin area

Gardaí have been investigating fraud related insurance ghost brokering activities throughout the State.

From TheJournal.ie The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone Pumping It

The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone

Insurance and petrol costs are the biggest factors.

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