Monthly Archives: February 2013

Boat Insurance from Paddy Compare

We are pleased to announce that Paddy Compare is now available for all of your marine insurance needs.

With over 1400km of varying coastline, Ireland is a fantastic location for sailing, windsurfing and powerboating. As with many leisure activities, adequate insurance is vital for you to have peace of mind; both whilst on the water, and away from your craft.

Paddy Compare will enable you to choose the best provider for your requirements, with just one single form. Try us for boat insurance quotes today!


Compare insurance in Ireland!

The Irish insurance industry continues to perform despite concerns that it could have contracted by up to 6% in 2012. Recent results issued by RSA Insurance (the owner of showed continued growth and a 5% increase in written premiums of up to €400 million across the country in 2012.

Insurance is an annual essential for everyone. Whether you are a car, home or business owner, getting the right cover is a must. Therefore it is important to shop around in order to find yourself the best value insurance in Ireland. How many times have you tried to better your insurance renewal? Still insuring with the same company you started with? Never compared insurance online?

With many insurers offering discounts of up to 10% for buying insurance online it seems to be a no brainer. At Paddy Compare you can compare insurance from specialist insurers across Ireland in one go. So for affordable insurance and a comparison service you can trust, try Paddy Compare today!

Ryanair set for travel takeover?

Ryanair is in the process of trying to convince the European Commission that a €694 million takeover of Aer Lingus would not lead to a monopoly of the Irish airline market.

The acquisition of Aer Lingus has long been seen as a personal ambition of O’Leary’s, topping his transformation of a one-plane airline in 1985, into one of Europe’s largest with over 300.

Aer Lingus currently operates 45 aircraft.

The deal would see Flybe taking charge of 43 Ryanair routes, and the newly created Flybe Ireland would operate from bases in Dublin and Cork.

Thousands of passengers each day make use of air travel between major airports in Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Sligo and Waterford, and onwards to the UK and beyond.

Paddy Compare offers travel insurance for all types of travel. Carefully selected products can provide a cost effective way of ensuring that you will be covered for all of your holiday, business and personal travel needs.

Quality Irish business insurance!

Have you ever eaten horse meat? Findus is the latest company involved in the horse meat scandal across Ireland. Findus prepares to take legal action against its supplier Comigel, after it tested 18 beef lasagne products and found 11 contained between 60% and 100% horse meat. Comigel, the French based company is being investigated by the French Ministry of Agriculture.

One would think that horse meat is more expensive than beef, but in some European countries such as Romania recent changes in law reduced prices, giving some suppliers an opportunity to cheat the system. With horse DNA also found in products throughout Sweeden and Spain, this is truly now a Europe-wide problem. The Irish Minister for Agriculture Simon Conveney has promised rigorous testing and a full investigation into how horse meat entered the Irish food chain.

These cases show the importance of purchasing high quality business insurance. At Paddy Compare you can compare prices for shop insurance, liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance and much more. So if you are a business owner and worried about potential claims on your business for whatever reason, get insured and stay safe.


Clean licence equals cheap car insurance!

Convicted Driver Insurance

Have you penalty points on your licence? If so, you could see your car insurance premium increase by as much as 150% this year. The Transport Minister Leo Varadkar signed new regulations which for the first time give motor insurance companies access to the National Driver Vehicle File (NDVF). This forms part of the Minister’s latest efforts to reduce car insurance premiums, improve road safety and reward safe driving.

The NDVF will allow insurance companies to look up a person’s driving history and premiums will be weighted accordingly. Drivers will be penalised for the 18 most serious offences such as speeding, , drink driving, driving without insurance and dangerous driving.

So whether you have a clean licence and require cheap car insurance or have committed offences in the past and are in search of cheap convicted driver insurance, Paddy Compare can help. Paddy knows that everyone makes mistakes and that’s why we compare motor insurance from across the whole market to find you the best deal. Get a quote and see how much you can save.

Ireland travel to Cardiff for 6 Nations triumph

Ireland held their early lead despite a strong second half by Wales in today’s 6 Nations opener in Cardiff. Ireland’s 30-22 win was made possible with Brian O’Driscoll’s return, following injury last season.

O’Driscoll, 34, notched his 26th RBS 6 Nations try and later admitted that revenge was sweet, following Ireland’s history with the Welsh.

Ireland’s campaign continues next Sunday, when the side will face top-of-the-table England, at home. Sunday 24th February will see Declan Kidney’s boys travelling to Murrayfield for a crucial fixture with Scotland.

If you are fortunate enough to be supporting the team at their away fixtures, travel insurance may be crucial for any unforeseen issues with your travel from Dublin. With Paddy Compare, you are just one form away from receiving the best deal.