Monthly Archives: June 2013

Car insurance premiums to rise with court changes

Court changes are set to hike the costs of motor insurance, an expert warns. Dorothea Dowling (Injuries Board chairperson) says that legal costs will jump up as a result of the Courts Bill 2013.

The law will increase the limits for the size of awards which can be awarded in the district, circuit and high courts. This is expected to result in busier courts, huge delays and greater costs for companies – resulting in increased premiums for customers.

Increases such as these are usually out of the hands of consumers, but Paddy Compare offers a comparison service for you to find the best prices on cheap car insurance Ireland. Therefore you can be sure of finding a great deal from motor insurance specialists in Dublin, Cork, Galway and across Ireland. Try Paddy Compare today!

New Macbook Air – Gadget and Laptop Insurance

Innovative retail giant Apple has just released its new Macbook Air. Since the introduction of ‘netbook’ style computers, the Air has been a popular choice for students and computer users on the go.

The new Macbook boasts up to 12 hours battery life, new processors, next-generation 802.11ac wireless connectivity and super-quick flash storage, all neatly housed within a 1.7cm thick shell that weighs just over 1kg.

Computing on the go can be risky, and many people opt for gadget insurance to protect their valuable electronics against accidental damage, theft or water. If you are prone to such accidents or just want some extra peace of mind, Paddy Compare’s one page form will let you compare laptop insurance from specialist gadget insurance specialists across Ireland. Try us today to see how much you could save!

Airbus A350 completes maiden flight – Travel Insurance Ireland

The newest lightweight Airbus has successfully completed its maiden flight, stepping up to compete against Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

The European plane manufacturer has introduced new Rolls-Royce engines which produces more thrust using less fuel, in its quest for increased efficiency and working towards green air travel.

It will carry 250 to 350 passengers in a typical three-class seating layout, or seat a maximum of 440 to 550 passengers, depending on the variant. You are unlikely to ride in the plane for this year’s summer holidays, but the aircraft looks to become a popular option for European airlines in coming years.

With the advances in aviation technology, safety and reliability, it is becoming easier for Irish holidaymakers to travel to European and worldwide destinations. However, many do not think about the importance of travel insurance to insure their trip. Paddy Compare lets you compare insurance from a range of travel insurance specialists in Ireland, to give you peace of mind against flight cancellations, delays or healthcare requirements abroad. Try Paddy Compare today for travel insurance in Ireland.

In car gadgets cause for concern? Car Insurance Ireland

Have you got the latest technology gadget built into your car? Well according to a recent study by the Foundation for Highway Safety, these gadgets actually cause a real road safety concern. So much so that the Government have now recommended that automakers voluntarily limit the use of technology in new cars. The automakers argue that these devices actually increase safety as they are “hands-free”. Some of the latest systems allow drivers to use voice commands to send texts, answer calls, send emails and even update their Facebook page. Would you agree that this would take your mind off the road?

No matter what car you drive, finding the right car insurance can be difficult. That’s why at Paddy Compare, you can compare the whole car insurance market in one go. Simply enter some details about your car and some details about yourself and Paddy will do his best to find cheap car insurance that suits you.  Get car insurance quotes in Ireland, get insured and stay safe on the roads.

Time to buy property in Ireland? Compare Home Insurance!

Recent results from the Central Statistics Office show a rise in residential property prices of 0.8%, the first of its kind this year. Despite the rise, house prices in Ireland remain undervalued after the 47% fall from the peak. This therefore presents an opportunity for first time buyers as evidenced by a 14% increase in house sales during the first few months of the year.

Are you ready to buy? If so the you will need home insurance to cover your building and contents in the event of damages, theft or flood risks. We understand that finding the right house insurance is difficult. At Paddy Compare you can compare homeowners insurance in Ireland with just one form. It’s a free and totally independent service. So complete our online home insurance form and get quotes for home insurance in Ireland now.

Motorbike, caravan and car insurance for the summer holidays

Summer has arrived in Ireland as sunny afternoons and long evenings are finally upon us!

Many of us will be on the golf course, out for a walk in the countryside or doing some gardening. The good weather is especially a great opportunity for an afternoon drive, motorbike ride or weekend away in the caravan or campervan.

Many of those who have purchased a new car or camper in previous summer months may realise that their insurance term is coming to an end. Don’t leave it too late; try Paddy Compare today for all your insurance needs in Dublin, Cork, Galway and beyond. Paddy will compare car insurance, motorbike insurance and caravan insurance from specialists across Ireland.