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Frozen travel adventure; not your typical holiday insurance!

Two Irish adventurers have returned from Russia’s largest lake, following 26 days of traversing the ice cap in -30 degrees. Lake Baikal is the world’s largest frozen lake. At 640km in length, it’s visible from space and it holds around 20% of the world’s fresh water.

Mike O’Shea from Dingle, Co. Kerry, and Clare O’Leary from Brandon, Co. Cork have set themselves the challenge of crossing all the main ice caps by 2016, termed their “Ice Project”.

Frozen adventures aren’t the typical holiday for Irish residents, but Paddy Compare can help you compare the entire travel insurance market with just one form. So for single or multitrip insurance for your holiday, business trip or weekend getaway from Ireland, try our holiday insurance comparison service today!

Horse Insurance for the Grand National!

The world’s biggest horse race takes place tomorrow when 40 horses line-up to face 30 fences at Aintree Racecourse. Seabass is the current bookies’ favourite, but who is your money on?

Thousands of spectators and TV viewers across the country will be tuning in tomorrow for all the drama, but unfortunately things do occasionally go wrong. After a home and a car, a horse may be one of the the next most expensive purchases you ever make, so you may wish to protect your investment, and protect yourself with horse insurance.

Paddy Compare is the ideal place to compare horse insurance from providers across Ireland. So no matter who you pick on Saturday, make sure you pick the right insurance and compare horse quotes with Paddy Compare!

200 New Jobs for Waterford

Nypro, a US medical device company has announced the upcoming availability of 200 jobs in Waterford at its new manufacturing facility. It will make advanced respiratory and injectable devices for global medical customers.

The €60m investment is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, and Enda Kenny has highlighted the importance of the venture for the southeast.

Paddy Compare provides a platform for the comparison of all types of insurance for customers in Waterford, and across Ireland. Have a look at our website for car insurance, travel insurance, health insurance and business insurance, and see how easy it is to save money with Paddy Compare!

 

International visitors flock to Ireland

The number of trips to Ireland has risen in the three months to February this year, Central Statistics Office figures report.

North American residents make up the bulk of the increase, with a rise of 10%; equivalent to almost 15,000 additional visitors compared to this time last year. Trips by residents in Europe grew by 5.7% and trips here from other areas jumped over 15%.

If this news is tempting you to make a short trip to America, Europe, or a bit closer to home, then you should check out Paddy Compare’s travel insurance comparison service. Just entering a few simple details could lead you on your way to cheaper insurance for you and your family!

Home Insurance vital during cold weather

The entrenched cold air across Ireland, with the jet stream so far south, means that a chilly Easter is on the cards this coming weekend. The average temperature for March is set to be one of the coldest on record, and problems have been faced by motorists and home-owners across the country this year as temperatures have plummeted.

Home Insurance is vital throughout the year to prevent against any unforeseen circumstances, but it is especially important during colder times when damaged boilers and burst pipes may be an issue; especially those which are outside and uncovered.

Paddy Compare offers a comparison of the entire Irish home insurance market with just one quote form. So fill in your details today to find out how much you could save!

Ryanair to buy 175 planes to keep Ireland travelling

Ryanair has sealed a deal with Boeing to purchase 175 new 737-800s, a deal reportedly worth nearly $15.6 billion at current prices.

Ryanair will make use of the planes across Europe as its fleet extends to 400 aircraft, serving 100 million passengers per year.

We recently reported about Ryanair’s potential takeover of Aer Lingus, and today’s news confirms the company’s ambitious plans for the Irish and European airline industry.

If you happen to be making use of Ryanair, or any other companies for your business trips, holidays or weekend breaks this year, look no further than Paddy Compare for all of your travel insurance needs.

Travel Insurance for Mother’s Day?

Travel insurance may not be a typical gift for mother’s day, but hopefully most mums will be waking up to some flowers, chocolates, and maybe even breakfast in bed this Sunday.

Mother’s day has been around since 1908, where it started in America, and is now celebrated worldwide at different times of the year. Ireland shares the date with the UK and Nigeria! Interestingly, the spelling of the term also varies. Anna Jarvis, who began the tradition, always intended the term to be “a singular possessive”, for each family to honour their own mother (“Mother’s Day”), however “Mothers’ Day” and “Mothers Day” are also seen, each with their own meaning.

If you are fortunate to be heading away this weekend, or any time during the year, Paddy Compare will search the Irish travel insurance market, with one single form, to find you the best deal. So try Paddy Compare for all your insurance needs today!

Boat Insurance from Paddy Compare

We are pleased to announce that Paddy Compare is now available for all of your marine insurance needs.

With over 1400km of varying coastline, Ireland is a fantastic location for sailing, windsurfing and powerboating. As with many leisure activities, adequate insurance is vital for you to have peace of mind; both whilst on the water, and away from your craft.

Paddy Compare will enable you to choose the best provider for your requirements, with just one single form. Try us for boat insurance quotes today!

 

Ryanair set for travel takeover?

Ryanair is in the process of trying to convince the European Commission that a €694 million takeover of Aer Lingus would not lead to a monopoly of the Irish airline market.

The acquisition of Aer Lingus has long been seen as a personal ambition of O’Leary’s, topping his transformation of a one-plane airline in 1985, into one of Europe’s largest with over 300.

Aer Lingus currently operates 45 aircraft.

The deal would see Flybe taking charge of 43 Ryanair routes, and the newly created Flybe Ireland would operate from bases in Dublin and Cork.

Thousands of passengers each day make use of air travel between major airports in Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Sligo and Waterford, and onwards to the UK and beyond.

Paddy Compare offers travel insurance for all types of travel. Carefully selected products can provide a cost effective way of ensuring that you will be covered for all of your holiday, business and personal travel needs.

Ireland travel to Cardiff for 6 Nations triumph

Ireland held their early lead despite a strong second half by Wales in today’s 6 Nations opener in Cardiff. Ireland’s 30-22 win was made possible with Brian O’Driscoll’s return, following injury last season.

O’Driscoll, 34, notched his 26th RBS 6 Nations try and later admitted that revenge was sweet, following Ireland’s history with the Welsh.

Ireland’s campaign continues next Sunday, when the side will face top-of-the-table England, at home. Sunday 24th February will see Declan Kidney’s boys travelling to Murrayfield for a crucial fixture with Scotland.

If you are fortunate enough to be supporting the team at their away fixtures, travel insurance may be crucial for any unforeseen issues with your travel from Dublin. With Paddy Compare, you are just one form away from receiving the best deal.