Monthly Archives: May 2015

Over half a million don’t have life insurance in Ireland, do you?? – Paddy Compare news!

Do you have life insurance cover? If not, you are not alone, in fact you are one of around half a million people from across Ireland who don’t have life cover. Irish Life just launched a new campaign to raise awareness and have teamed up with the mother from the TV show Moone Boy, actress Deirdre O’Kane. In an interview she tells of how she isn’t the only mum who goes to extreme lengths to protect her kids, but the most important thing that you could to protect your family is to get the right life insurance.

At Paddy Compare you can compare life insurance from specialist life brokers from across the country in just one go. Simply complete our online life insurance quote form. Protect your family and get a quote today.

Toyota and Nissan to recall 6.5 million cars worldwide – Paddy Compare news!

Yes, you heard it right, more car recalls. Toyota and Nissan car makers are set to recall a total of 6.5 million cars worldwide to replace potentially faulty airbags as made by Japanese car parts maker Takata. Toyota will be recalling around 5 million cars to include Corolla, Vitz and other models manufactured from March 2003 to November 2007. Nissan will recall over 1.5 million cars with the same problem. Toyota and Nissan said they will be contact customers in the coming weeks.

There is no word yet of how many motorists this could affect from Ireland, if any. However, if you own a Toyota and are concerned about your car, you can use Toyota’s Recall Checker by clicking here to check if your vehicle is to be recalled. No matter what make or model of vehicle you must have insurance and get the right cover to protect you on the roads. At Paddy Compare you can compare car insurance for any car, nationwide with one form. Simply complete our car insurance quote form and our specialist car insurance partners will contact you with quotes that suit. So get a quote and get covered today.

Taxi fares increase & taximeter update extended to 22 May – Paddy Compare news!

The new Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (Maximum Fares) Order 2015 was launched last Thursday, 30 April 2015.  The Order brings in a number of changes including an average increase in fares of around 4%, simplification of the fare bands to just an A and B band, and a reduction in the initial hire charge with a corresponding decrease in distance and time meaning the meter will start after 500m or 85 seconds. There will be no change in standard and premium rates.

Taxi fare changes in Ireland 2015

Taxi fare changes in Ireland 2015

All taximeters should have been reprogrammed to support the new fare structure by 30 April 2015, however due to the difficulties in getting appointments with your installers the NTA has extended the date to 21 May 2015 for all vehicle licence holders. A fixed penalty of €250 will be issued from 22 May onwards for any drivers operating under the old regime.

Take action and contact your meter installer now. Once reprogrammed contact Applus on 01 413 5951 to get your meter checked and sealed.

At Paddy Compare you can compare taxi insurance from specialist taxi brokers across Ireland in just one go. Simply complete our one page taxi insurance form and we will put you in contact with brokers best suited to meet your needs based on your location, driving experience and vehicle history. Try Paddy Compare today.