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Taxi compliance checks – Paddy Compare News!

The National Transport Authority continue to increase the number of compliance checks into taxi drivers across the country. In September alone, over 2600 compliance checks were carried out on small public service vehicles. The checks uncovered 2 unlicensed operators and issued over 150 fixed penalties for drivers standing illegally for hire. The authority also received approximately 100 complaints of driver conduct in the month. For more information the taxi compliance activities, regulations and how to pay fees etc try the National Transport Authority’s website at www.nationaltransport.ie.

At Paddy Compare we support all of those honest Irish taxi drivers and bring you our taxi insurance comparison service. Use our simple taxi insurance quote form to get tailored quotes that suit you and your vehicle. We work with taxi insurance providers in Dublin and from across the country to bring you the best deals on the market.

AIB to reduce mortgage rates – Paddy Compare News!

Good news for homeowners in Ireland as AIB, EBS and Haven cut mortgage rates by up to 0.25% from 1 December 2014. The bank suggests that these changes could have an affect on around 145,000 mortgage account holders. In addition, new market leading fixed rates are set to be introduced from 4 December 2014. This could see a typical 5 year fixed rate mortgage fall from 5.2% to 3.9% from any of the above three lenders. If you are an AIB customer and want to find out more, please click here.

So you could be saving money on your mortgage payments, why stop there….. Try Paddy Compare and get a better deal on your home insurance today. We compare home insurance prices from brokers across the country to bring you some of the most competitive quotes on the market. Simply use our home insurance quote form and start saving now.

Public transport fares on the up – Paddy Compare News!

Yet another increase in price for public transport as the National Transport Authority approve a rise in public transport fares of up to 28%. Bus Eireann, larnrod Eireann and the Luas plan to increase their monthly fares from this Saturday. Cash ticket rises will take place from 1 December and this will include all Dublin buses. The good news is, that Leap card users will see daily and weekly caps put in place until 2015 and may even see a reduction of around 4% on off peak fares. The chief exec of the National Transport Authority, Mr Gerry Murphy said that the fare increase are to ensure that the quality of service can be maintained. Why not give us your views on the price hikes? You can find more information on the Leap Card at www.leapcard.ie.

Groupon creates 100 new jobs in Dublin – Paddy Compare news!

Groupon set to create up to 200 new jobs in Dublin. The e-commerce company is set to invest heavily in a new research and development center in the capital. The US multinational company started in 2009 and now operates in over 48 countries worldwide. Groupon offers discounted vouchers for use by the public at retailers across the country. The company plans to take on a further 100 highly skilled staff to bring it’s Irish base total to 200 employees. The project is well backed by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. You can find more information on the job opportunities at IDA Ireland. Let us know your thoughts on these new jobs and the Irish job market as a whole.
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Lorry road tax to high – Paddy Compare news!

Hauliers from across Ireland came together this morning in a protest against tax costs and formed a four hour road block at Dublin Port which caused major disruption throughout the city. The Irish Road Haulage Association is threatening that more strikes will be held unless the Government take immediate action. It costs a whopping €4,000 to tax a six-axle truck in Ireland compared to just £640 in the North. These excessive road tax levels simply aren’t feasible for our lorry drivers and the Minister of Transport Paschal Donohoe has promised to meet with lorry drivers and members of the IRHA in the coming weeks.

At Paddy Compare we support Ireland’s lorry drivers and our truck insurance comparison service aims to help drivers across the country cut costs on their insurance. Just complete our online truck insurance quote form and one of our specialist truck insurance partners will be in contact as soon as possible. Why not tell us your thoughts on the current lorry tax levels in Ireland?

514 Lexus car reclaim in Ireland – Paddy Compare news!

Bad news if you own and drive a Lexus that was manufactured between 2006 and 2010 in Ireland as 514 cars in Ireland are set to be recalled for remedial work. The models affected will be the Lexus IS250, IS-F, GS 450 H and LS. This forms part of a 1.75 million vehicle recall worldwide by Japanese carmaker Toyota over concerns about faulty brake and fuel delivery issues. Earlier this year Toyota issued a recall of 6.4 million cars worldwide over problems with airbags and windscreen wipers. Consumer confidence in Toyota is at an all time low.

No matter what car you own you can trust Paddy Compare to help you get the best deal on your car insurance. Simply complete our online car insurance quote form and our car insurance partner will be in contact with competitive quotes to suit. Try Paddy and start saving today.

 

Cheap taxi insurance in Ireland at Paddy Compare!

Get cheap taxi insurance in Ireland at Paddy Compare in seconds when you use our simple one page taxi insurance quotes form. By entering a few details about yourself and your taxi you could make great savings. Due to changes in taxi regulations in 2000, the number of taxis in Dublin has rocketed to over 25,000. There are 79 taxi ranks in Dublin which are in service 24 hours per day. With such an increase in competition for custom the last thing you want to do is spend more on your taxi insurance. We compare prices from some of the best taxi insurance brokers in Ireland so you don’t have to. So use Paddy Compare and get yourself cheap taxi insurance in Ireland today.

Beauty insurance Ireland – Paddy Compare

Need beauty insurance in Ireland? Get cheap beauty insurance in Ireland with Paddy Compare. Do you own a beauty salon or run your own beauticians business? If so, then finding the right beauty salon insurance is essential. At Paddy Compare we understand your needs and we can help you find a great deal on your beauticians insurance today. Why salon insurance you may ask? Salon insurance is important and a typical policy will provide a level of public liability insurance to protect you against claims made by customers while in your salon. You may also wish to consider employers liability insurance if you have any employees. Optional beauty salon insurance policy extras will include business premises, contents, equipment, beauty products, stock and business interruption cover. Simply complete our one page beauty salon insurance quote form and our specialist salon insurance providers will be in touch with quotes to suit your business. So for cheap beauticians insurance cover, try Paddy Compare today!

Landlord insurance in Dublin – Paddy Compare

The investment giant Blackstone has recently secured a deal with Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). The deal will take on the loans of Cork’s property developer Mr Michael O’Flynn for €1.1 billion. The deal could bring major new property and housing developments to the Dublin area. The portfolio of property loans taken over includes acres of prime real estate land in the centre of Dublin, parts of Britain and Germany and also the 17-storey Elysian Tower in Cork City.

If you are a property developer and have pushed through the financial crisis and are planning to rent any of your properties on the buy to let market, then finding the right landlord insurance is a must. Landlord insurance in Ireland will mainly cover your building and contents against damages from bad weather, storms and floods. Optional policy extras may include loss of rents, public liability and legal expense cover. So get a quote and let us compare landlord insurance policies across Ireland to find you the best deal on your landlord insurance today. We work with a range of commercial landlord insurance, commercial property and residential insurance providers.

Taxi insurance in Ireland could save your life!

We were reminded recently of just how important it is to have taxi insurance when a taxi driver in his early 40s lost his life after jumping into a nearby river to avoid the gardai. The driver was stopped during a routine gardai check and was found to have no taxi insurance. In Ireland if a taxi is found to be uninsured it can be seized for up to 3 months. This very sad incident could simply have been avoided if the driver had taxi insurance.

Getting cheap taxi insurance in Ireland is easy with Paddy Compare. We work with taxi insurance brokers from across Ireland to bring you some of the best deals in the country. It doesn’t matter where you work or what type of vehicle you own, we can help you save money on your taxi insurance. So for taxi insurance Dublin, taxi insurance Galway or even hackney insurance, get a taxi insurance quote at Paddy Compare today.