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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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much? Podcast

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

And what can be done to fix the industry?

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database Michael McGrath

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database

The Central Bank is to publish its report on the database later this year – but it was meant to have been set up at the end of 2018.

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

'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.

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The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí Premiums

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be' Insurance Fraud

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case Insurance

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin adventure centre forced to remove some equipment over 'enormous' insurance hike Fort Lucan

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning' Swing-gate

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a disgrace': Second Meath adventure firm faces closure due to 'ridiculous' insurance hike Insurance

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation Car Insurance

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.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission to investigate whether Insurance Ireland is operating a cartel Insurance

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.

From TheJournal.ie Summer festivals at risk of being cancelled as rocketing insurance premiums throw them into doubt SUMMER IS CANCELLED

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.

From TheJournal.ie Couple received €40,000 after insurer tried to reject storm damage claim Financial Services Ombudsman

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.

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

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?

From TheJournal.ie Minister meets insurers amid claims customers left underpaid following Storm Ophelia and Emma Payouts

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.

From TheJournal.ie Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims Insurance Costs

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.

From TheJournal.ie One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit Crossing The Border

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.

From TheJournal.ie Reprieve for Carlow village as park reopens following forced pre-Christmas closure Tinryland

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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How will the liquidation of Qudos impact Irish customers? Explainer

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.

From TheJournal.ie Some people are paying 'on the double' for phone insurance Gadgets

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.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts Insurance Payout

Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts

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

From TheJournal.ie Personal injury claims: Average award in whiplash cases is over €20,000 Insurance

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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 21 million euro to be paid to motorists following collapse of Setanta insurance Pay Out

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stark multiples': Personal injury payouts here 4 times higher than in the UK Insurance

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance company pays €4k to woman after initially refusing crash claim over technicality Car Insurance

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.

From TheJournal.ie So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car? RISKY BUSINESS

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin boxing event featuring MTK fighters cancelled at last minute Daniel Kinahan

Dublin boxing event featuring MTK fighters cancelled at last minute

It was expected to take place tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí caught a few people acting the maggot on Irish roads this weekend Ah Here

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

A number of fines were issued.

From TheJournal.ie There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims Report

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance One Year On

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.

From TheJournal.ie Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle Unfair Dismissal

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are delighted when they see the yellow van arrive': On patrol with the AA Ridealong

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

We spent a morning with an AA Patrol driver.

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