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PL insurance and new building control measures

The Department of the Environment recently announced strict new building control measures in an effort to rebuild consumer confidence in the industry. The new regulations aim to prevent poor construction, pyrite damage and breach of fire regulations. From now on, any new build projects will be assigned certifiers that will inspect the building at key stages of construction and sign off the building upon completion.

For a builder, public liability insurance is very important due to the nature of the work and the proximity to the public. A good public liability insurance policy will cover you against claims for damages from injury to members of the public and also if you cause damage to property outside of your premises. At Paddy Compare you can compare public liability insurance across Ireland free of charge.

Dublin restaurant owners hit hard by water shortage!

Chaos across Dublin as the water shortage to local restaurants continues. With supplies restricted for 12 hours each night since Thursday, restaurant owners across the City are struggling to stay open. The Restaurants Association of Ireland’s Chief Executive, Adrian Cmmins, said that despite Dublin restaurants paying the highest water rates in Europe, the council have refused to answer telephone calls over the weekend. The shortage has been caused due to an algae problem and the freezing temperatures at a Treatment Plant in Co Wicklow over the last week.

In times like this, restaurant insurance is a must. The right restaurant insurance policy will cover you against loss of income, damages to the property, employers and public liability, equipment breakdown and theft. You can compare restaurant insurance prices with Paddy Compare with just one form. So get a restaurant insurance quote and start saving for your rates bill now.

More uncertainty for Irish retailers!

More mixed news for Irish retailers this week as the Central Statistics Office announced 0.3% increase in sales in February compared to January this year. Further investigation revealed a range of results as sales in food, drink and tobacco stores grew by 0.5% but sales in books and stationery stores fell by 2.6%. With still limited signs of growth, high unemployment figures and increasing property taxes, are we truly over the worst of it??

In times of uncertainty, finding the right shop insurance policy is a must. Retailer insurance cover will protect your building, stock, shop contents, loss of profits and goods in transit. If you employ anyone you are required by law to have employer’s liability insurance. At Paddy Compare you can compare and speak to a range of shop insurance specialists with just one form. Try it today, it’s free and easy to use.

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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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.

No Matter what size of business you own it is important to get the right business insurance. So whether you own a large Limited company or a one man band, Paddy Compare can help you! A business insurance policy is essential to cover you when times are bad and if you employ staff it is a legal requirement to have employer’s liability insurance. So compare business insurance at Paddy Compare and get a quality quote today!

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.

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.

At Paddy Compare we understand the importance of looking after your pet. Therefore it’s essential to find the right pet insurance and to make your pet feel part of the family. So whether you need dog insurance for Rover or cat insurance for Whiskers, try Paddy Compare and instantly compare pet insurance prices across Ireland. Get quality pet insurance cover through Paddy Compare 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 123.ie) 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!