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Irish tourism on the rise – compare travel insurance in Ireland!

Encouraging signs for the Irish tourism industry as the first half of the year shows a rise of 5.4% in the number of trips made to Ireland compared to 2012. The Central Statistics Office said that more than 3.1 million trips have been made this year to date, the highest since 2009. The majority of visitors came from Britain but the stats also showed a healthy increase in visitor numbers from Asia and North and South America. Approximately 3 million Irish residents have made trips overseas during the first six months of the year.

At Paddy Compare you can compare travel insurance in Ireland free of charge. It doesn’t matter if you need multi-trip travel insurance, annual travel insurance cover or family travel insurance, Paddy can give you access to some of the cheapest travel insurance quotes on the market. It is important to compare travel insurance and get the right cover to suit. Travel insurance can cover you for accidents, loss of baggage, cancellation, delays, medical problems and much more. So get travel insurance quotes and start saving money for your holiday now.

Watch the cents, and the Euros will look after themselves!

Or will they?

The Irish government is to decide in 2014 whether or not to remove 1c and 2c coins from circulation.

During times of inflation, the value of all coins decreases with time, and so a trial is being carried out in Wexford to check if there really is a need for the small coppers. Under the trial, prices can be rounded up or down, but this will only apply to packages of goods, and not single items.

Paddy Compare can help you save more than a few coppers on your car insurance though. Our panel of specialist brokers will provide you with a great quote for your motor insurance needs, with just a single form. Get a quote today to see how much you could save.

Swinton set to compensate customers – Compare insurance at Paddy Compare

Swinton, one of the largest insurance companies in the UK has been fined €8.5 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for mis-selling insurance policies. The FCA stated that Swinton had “prioritised profit” and in doing so failed to treat their customers fairly. The incidents arose from the company selling “add-ons” in the form of personal accident, home emergency and motor breakdown policies. The “add-ons” were not the problem, but the fact that the customer was not told that these policies were optional extras. Swinton has since contacted 650,000 customers and has set aside over €13 million for compensation.

At Paddy Compare you can compare insurance in Ireland for a full range of products in one go. So whether you need cheap car insurance, home insurance, van insurance or more specialist quotes such as taxi insurance, landlord insurance or caravan insurance, Paddy can help. It’s a free and totally independent service. So for a brand you can trust, try Paddy Compare today.

Moving to OZ? Compare Travel Insurance at Paddy Compare!

Ireland has seen a 30% rise in the amount of people moving to Australia in the last six years.  Some leave for the permanent summer, others for work or adventure and some seek a better way of life. Irish emigrants are also attracted by the booming economy as over 40,000 Irish people journey to Australia for work every year. Many use the popular 457 temporary work visa and hope to find a job in the mines of Western Australia. Yes, there are many success stories, but many others struggle to secure work and run out of money before returning home.

The Embassy of Ireland to Australia and New Zealand strongly urge any potential travelers to thoroughly research their trip, plan ahead and seek detailed online advice. It is also important to have the right qualifications and travel insurance. Finding cheap travel insurance is easy with Paddy Compare. Simply enter the details of your trip and instantly compare travel insurance quotes from across Ireland. After-all Australia is ranked the world’s happiest nation. So why not see what all the fuss is about, book your trip and get travel insurance quotes at Paddy Compare today.

New funding for disabled homeowners – insurance Ireland!

Good news for disabled homeowners as Minister Jan O’Sullivan recently announced an additional €10 million house funding for people with a disability. Minister O’Sullivan stresses the need for quality housing for disabled persons to ensure they continue to play a full and active role in the community. Local authorities have now submitted funding proposals and it is expected that this €10 million will produce between 80 and 90 new homes. This amount will form part of €100 million set aside to create 800 new homes from 2012-14 as part of the National Housing Strategy.

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New “132” # plate – Car Insurance Ireland

Almost 3,000 cars have been sold over the first couple of days as the new “132” number plate was introduced in Ireland from the 1st July. The “13” meaning the year and the “2” meaning the second sales segment of the year. This total included 164 Nissan Qashqais, 149 Ford Focus models and 136 VW Golfs. These figures look promising for dealers, however many of these vehicles would have been pre-ordered weeks ago and more accurate stats on the current buying market will come to the fore in the next few weeks.

No matter what make of car you own or what numbers are on your number plate, if you want to compare cheap car insurance in Ireland you have came to the right place. Use Paddy Compare and get cheap car insurance quotes in Ireland today. It’s free and we do all the hard work for you. Simply enter some details and Paddy will find you car insurance quotes that meet your needs. So compare motor insurance quotes and start saving money now.

Car insurance premiums to rise with court changes

Court changes are set to hike the costs of motor insurance, an expert warns. Dorothea Dowling (Injuries Board chairperson) says that legal costs will jump up as a result of the Courts Bill 2013.

The law will increase the limits for the size of awards which can be awarded in the district, circuit and high courts. This is expected to result in busier courts, huge delays and greater costs for companies – resulting in increased premiums for customers.

Increases such as these are usually out of the hands of consumers, but Paddy Compare offers a comparison service for you to find the best prices on cheap car insurance Ireland. Therefore you can be sure of finding a great deal from motor insurance specialists in Dublin, Cork, Galway and across Ireland. Try Paddy Compare today!

New Macbook Air – Gadget and Laptop Insurance

Innovative retail giant Apple has just released its new Macbook Air. Since the introduction of ‘netbook’ style computers, the Air has been a popular choice for students and computer users on the go.

The new Macbook boasts up to 12 hours battery life, new processors, next-generation 802.11ac wireless connectivity and super-quick flash storage, all neatly housed within a 1.7cm thick shell that weighs just over 1kg.

Computing on the go can be risky, and many people opt for gadget insurance to protect their valuable electronics against accidental damage, theft or water. If you are prone to such accidents or just want some extra peace of mind, Paddy Compare’s one page form will let you compare laptop insurance from specialist gadget insurance specialists across Ireland. Try us today to see how much you could save!

Airbus A350 completes maiden flight – Travel Insurance Ireland

The newest lightweight Airbus has successfully completed its maiden flight, stepping up to compete against Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

The European plane manufacturer has introduced new Rolls-Royce engines which produces more thrust using less fuel, in its quest for increased efficiency and working towards green air travel.

It will carry 250 to 350 passengers in a typical three-class seating layout, or seat a maximum of 440 to 550 passengers, depending on the variant. You are unlikely to ride in the plane for this year’s summer holidays, but the aircraft looks to become a popular option for European airlines in coming years.

With the advances in aviation technology, safety and reliability, it is becoming easier for Irish holidaymakers to travel to European and worldwide destinations. However, many do not think about the importance of travel insurance to insure their trip. Paddy Compare lets you compare insurance from a range of travel insurance specialists in Ireland, to give you peace of mind against flight cancellations, delays or healthcare requirements abroad. Try Paddy Compare today for travel insurance in Ireland.

In car gadgets cause for concern? Car Insurance Ireland

Have you got the latest technology gadget built into your car? Well according to a recent study by the Foundation for Highway Safety, these gadgets actually cause a real road safety concern. So much so that the Government have now recommended that automakers voluntarily limit the use of technology in new cars. The automakers argue that these devices actually increase safety as they are “hands-free”. Some of the latest systems allow drivers to use voice commands to send texts, answer calls, send emails and even update their Facebook page. Would you agree that this would take your mind off the road?

No matter what car you drive, finding the right car insurance can be difficult. That’s why at Paddy Compare, you can compare the whole car insurance market in one go. Simply enter some details about your car and some details about yourself and Paddy will do his best to find cheap car insurance that suits you.  Get car insurance quotes in Ireland, get insured and stay safe on the roads.