Monthly Archives: March 2013

International visitors flock to Ireland

The number of trips to Ireland has risen in the three months to February this year, Central Statistics Office figures report.

North American residents make up the bulk of the increase, with a rise of 10%; equivalent to almost 15,000 additional visitors compared to this time last year. Trips by residents in Europe grew by 5.7% and trips here from other areas jumped over 15%.

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Cyprus secures €10bn bailout!

Cyprus the latest country in financial crisis! Cyprus just secured a €10bn bailout in return for shut down of its 2nd largest bank with strict levies being applied to uninsured saving deposits. This news comes as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) just completed its ninth review of the Ireland’s latest performance figures as part of the 2011 EU bailout agreement. IMF confirmed Ireland is moving in the right direction, showing positive signs with 0.9% growth and a slight increase in employment in 2012.

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Home Insurance vital during cold weather

The entrenched cold air across Ireland, with the jet stream so far south, means that a chilly Easter is on the cards this coming weekend. The average temperature for March is set to be one of the coldest on record, and problems have been faced by motorists and home-owners across the country this year as temperatures have plummeted.

Home Insurance is vital throughout the year to prevent against any unforeseen circumstances, but it is especially important during colder times when damaged boilers and burst pipes may be an issue; especially those which are outside and uncovered.

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Yahoo & McAfee boost jobs in Ireland!

More good news for unemployment figures as the Irish based operations, Yahoo and McAfee are set to create approximately 260 jobs over the next 12 months. The Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed the positions during a recent trip to the US and meetings with the Silicon Valley senior executives. Yahoo will hire over 200 people in their Dublin office across a range of service lines and McAfee will recruit around 60 engineers in Cork.

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Ryanair to buy 175 planes to keep Ireland travelling

Ryanair has sealed a deal with Boeing to purchase 175 new 737-800s, a deal reportedly worth nearly $15.6 billion at current prices.

Ryanair will make use of the planes across Europe as its fleet extends to 400 aircraft, serving 100 million passengers per year.

We recently reported about Ryanair’s potential takeover of Aer Lingus, and today’s news confirms the company’s ambitious plans for the Irish and European airline industry.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 – Gadget insurance!

Samsung Electronics is set to launch the new Galaxy S4 which is the latest addition to the high-end smartphone market. The Galaxy S4 boasts a 5-inch screen and a new slightly thinner body that its S3 predecessor. This recent launch puts even more pressure on Apple and a recent survey by Strategy Analytics suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy S3 overtook Apple’s iPhone 4S as the world’s best-selling smartphone for the first time in the third quarter of last year.

As these devices become more involved in our everyday lives, it makes sense to get gadget insurance. The right gadget cover will provide you with peace of mind as your travel to work and go about your busy lives. At Paddy Compare you can compare gadget insurance policies from a range of specialist gadget insurers throughout Ireland with one simple online form. So whether you need iPad insurance, iPhone insurance or laptop insurance, you have come to the right place. Get a gadget quote today!

Rising profits in insurance firms!

One of the UK’s largest insurers Esure is set to make a £1.1 billion valuation debut in the London Stock Exchange this month. Esure provides home insurance and motor insurance, covering approximately 5% of all UK motorists.

Local insurer FBD Group also recently announced a 5.3% increase in profits to €52.9 million and a 29% increase in final dividend. The Group’s chief executive Andrew Langford welcomed the news and said that 2012 was another “excellent year” for the firm.

With so many insurers seeing growth and a rise in profits, no wonder insurance premiums are on the rise. At Paddy Compare you can compare insurance from across the whole market with just one simple form. So try Paddy Compare and find yourself a better insurance deal today.

Travel Insurance for Mother’s Day?

Travel insurance may not be a typical gift for mother’s day, but hopefully most mums will be waking up to some flowers, chocolates, and maybe even breakfast in bed this Sunday.

Mother’s day has been around since 1908, where it started in America, and is now celebrated worldwide at different times of the year. Ireland shares the date with the UK and Nigeria! Interestingly, the spelling of the term also varies. Anna Jarvis, who began the tradition, always intended the term to be “a singular possessive”, for each family to honour their own mother (“Mother’s Day”), however “Mothers’ Day” and “Mothers Day” are also seen, each with their own meaning.

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Pet insurance comparison!

The newest addition to Dublin Zoo is a female Goeldi’s monkey who moved in last Sunday. This rare breed was not discovered until the early 1900s as they blend seamlessly into their surroundings. The South American born monkey feeds mainly on fruit and vegetables and lives in the tropical rainforest.

Opened in 1831 and with over 1 million visitors last year, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction. Located in the centre of Dublin City centre and home to over 400 different animals this is a truly unforgettable experience. The Goeldi’s monkey can be found in the South American House habitat which has recently unveiled its new sponsor, Kellogg’s Coco Pops.

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