Category Archives: Business Insurance

IT sector growth in Ireland – Compare business insurance today!

The IT sector in Ireland is going from strength to strength, as a recent survey found that the majority of Irish tech companies plan to recruit over the next three months. The IT companies interviewed said that they expect sales to continue to grow but are still finding it difficult to locate the right talent for the jobs. The MD of the Irish Software Association, Edel Creely said there is a need to drive more IT graduates and create more IT-related college programmes. The IT sector in Ireland currently employs over 10,000 people and contributes €1.8 billion to the economy.

So if you are a business owner and thinking of employing staff, then you need to make sure you have the right business insurance cover to suit. If you own a business of any size, PL insurance is a must as it will protect you and your business against any claims for accidental damage to property or persons at your business premises. You also may need professional indemnity insurance to protect you against any claims made by dissatisfied customers that receive or use your services. At Paddy Compare you can compare business insurance, public liability insurance or professional indemnity insurance with just one form. So equip your business for the future and compare insurance quotes today.

Fodder Crisis Relief – Farm Insurance

The Department of Agriculture and the Minister for Agriculture have recognised the difficulties farmers have faced with the recent fodder crisis. They have taken a number of steps to aid farmers in Ireland.

A low-call crisis number – 1850 21 19 90 will be monitored until midnight each day, for farmers who are struggling to feed their livestock. Banks have been asked not to request loan repayments until the situation improves and some flexibility will be exercised with any farm inspections. Additional supplies of hay are being imported into the country, following recent, extensive wet weather and the shortage of feed.

Unpredictable weather, increasing fuel costs and fluctuating meat and milk prices are just some of the issues a typical farmer has to deal with on an annual basis. Farm insurance is flexible, but can provide cover for farm livestock, buildings and contents, public liability and environmental liability against induced contamination. Try Paddy Compare today for your farm insurance in Ireland, by comparing quotes from insurance brokers in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Donegal, and across the country.

More hotels for dublin – hotel insurance comparison!

Another hotel set for the Irish capita! An overseas investor has agreed to pay just over €6 million for the somewhat vacant Findlater House Office block. The property showed some interest with eight tenders in total, but the €6 million offer comes along way shy of the purchase price of over €30 million in 2005 by Garret Kelleher’s Shelbourne Developments.

Hotel insurance is vital to ensure the peace of mind of you and your guests. The last thing either of you want to worry about is, “what could go wrong?” Adequate hotel insurance will cover your hotel and its contents against damages. Your staff and guests may claim against you so having the right hotel insurance cover is essential. At Paddy Compare you can compare hotel insurance quotes from the whole market. So whether you own a small bed and breakfast, a guest house or a large hotel, Paddy can help you today.

Avon quits in Ireland – Salon insurance!

Cosmetic giant Avon has announced that it has ceased trading in Ireland as part of a wider attempt to save $400 million by 2016. Avon, listed in the New York Stock Exchange is well known in the UK for its “ding-dong, Avon calling” ads in the 60s. The door to door sales model that Avon adopts is still extremely effective at reaching consumers in Brazil, which is the third largest beauty market in the world behind the US and Japan.

All cosmetic businesses need insurance. The typical policy will protect your business against injury to customers, damage to stock and equipment and much more. So whether you need salon insurance, hairdresser insurance or beautician insurance in Ireland, Paddy Compare can help. Simply fill in our online salon insurance quote form and start comparing prices now.

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.

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!