Monthly Archives: September 2013

Many motorists in Ireland avoiding penalty points – Car insurance at Paddy Compare!

A recent study by the State’s financial watchdog revealed that up to one fifth of motorists have been able to avoid penalty points. The report showed significant weaknesses in the fixed charge notice system. This was particular evident during 2011 and 2012 when approximately 850,000 road traffic offences warranted the issuing of fixed charge notices and around 11% remained unpaid or not answered in court. The acceptable reasons for lack of charging varied. From drivers speeding because they were late for a religious ceremony, penalty points could not be attached to a company with company car offences, or late entry of data and court proceedings not initiated within 6 months.

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Ireland divided in three for Euro Parliament elections – Compare insurance with Paddy Compare

The European Parliament Constituencies Committee has recommended that Ireland be divided into three constituencies for future European Parliament elections. This action is a result of the number of seats being reduced from 12 to 11, to accommodate Croatia as the 28th member of the EU. There is a three seat Dublin constituency, a four seat Midlands-North-West constituency and a four seat South constituency.

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Court changes in Ireland increasing the cost of motor insurance – Paddy Compare can help!

2013 saw the introduction of a new Courts Bill giving rise to new changes in the Court’s regime. Dorethea Dowling, who chairs the lawyer-free Injuries Board, highlights that recent concerns have developed as these new court changes could enhance motor insurance costs throughout the country.

This new Bill will make district and circuit courts busier, leading to huge delays and greater costs for companies all round. As a result, these costs will be passed on by increased motor insurance premiums. Mrs Dowling said that ‘it seems no-one in Government has any responsibility for safeguarding the interests of car insurance consumers’.

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Central Bank announce new plans on mortgage arrears – Paddy Compare for home insurance!

The Central Bank of Ireland has recently set out new targets for banks dealing with mortgage customers who have fallen more than 90 days in arrears. After discussions with Troika, the European Commission led fund organisers, the Central Bank wants to have “concluded agreements” in place with 15% of customers in arrears over three months by the end of the year. It also wants to see banks offering sustainable solutions to 70% of these customers by spring 2014. It is yet to be decided if this is good or bad news for customers The Central Bank has not clearly defined their terminology of “sustainable solution” and whether this includes repossession or voluntary sale.

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Save up to €360 when you compare home insurance – Paddy Compare!

A recent study carried out by the National Consumer Agency has just confirmed the need to compare insurance. In particular the study revealed that the average consumer could save up to €360 on their home insurance by just simply by shopping around. The survey found the highest insurance quote for a four bedroom semi-detached house in Dublin to be €530, while the lowest was €250. The statistics show that only 14% of customers switched provider on their renewal, and 80% of those who did saved money.

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Compare motorbike insurance in Ireland at Paddy Compare!

Own a motorbike? Did you know that it is an offence to keep a motorbike without bike insurance? If so you will need to find the right motorbike insurance. You will need to make sure that your bike is insured for the whole year and not just the summer months. You can choose between fully comp, third party or third party fire and theft insurance cover levels. The main factors that affect the price of motorbike cover will be the driver age, experience, type of bike and number of years no claims bonus. So make sure you shop around and get a good motorbike insurance comparison before you buy.

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Taxi branding rules in Ireland – Compare taxi insurance now!

As part of new regulation submitted by the Government, the National Transport Authority has set new branding rules for all small public service vehicles.The Authority proposed that each taxi should display branding that contains the individual vehicle licence number and carry the Transport for Ireland logo. These rules have been in place since early 2013 and the Authority has warned that new taxi licences will not be issued unless the branding is fitted. For more information on the branding click here.

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Twitter set for flotation – compare gadget insurance today!

Twitter is the next of the tech giants to announce plans for flotation and is now the hottest topic amongst investors since the flotation of Facebook last year. The micro-blogging business has been valued at more than $10bn. However, given Facebook’s post flotation troubles analysts remain sceptical as to the ongoing growth and sustainability of the company.

Twitter has more than 200 million active users, over two thirds of which access social media via their mobile phone device. This area has been particularly difficult for advertisers to reach. No matter whether you access social media via your mobile phone, tablet, iPad or laptop, finding the right gadget insurance is a must. Use Paddy Compare today to find cheap mobile phone insurance, tablet insurance, iPad insurance or laptop insurance in Ireland. Enter your gadget details onto our one page online gadget insurance quote form and get gadget insurance quotes now.

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Use Paddy Compare to compare car insurance, home insurance, van insurance or travel insurance in Ireland. Even if you are looking for something more specialist such as taxi insurance, caravan insurance or landlord insurance, Paddy can help you. We provide a totally independent and fully authorised comparison service that helps you find the best insurance deals on the market.

Simply enter some details about you and some details about your risk and Paddy will compare prices from insurance brokers across Ireland. We will then match your details up with specialist insurers that will contact you with tailored quotes to suit. So try Paddy Compare today, compare insurance for free and see how much you could save.