Category Archives: Insurance

Irish property prices on the rise – Cheap home insurance at PaddyCompare

Residential property prices fell in Dublin in February 2014 while house prices outside of the City rose for the first time in months. That made property prices outside Dublin nearly 5% higher than this time last year. Experts suggest that national prices are beginning to improve again due to a rise in repossessions and an increase in new builds.

Is the value of your home on the rise or do you own a new build? Your circumstances do not matter. At Paddy Compare you can compare home insurance in Ireland free of charge. In seconds you could be saving big on your home insurance Ireland. Our property insurance specialists contact you with competitive quotes and it is up to you to decide on what is best for you. Simply complete our one page house insurance Ireland quote form. Paddy Compare is fully authorised and ready to help you find a great deal on your home insurance today.

Cheap minibus insurance in Ireland at Paddy Compare!

Do you own a minibus and need insurance? If the answer is yes, then Paddy can help. At Paddy Compare you can compare minibus insurance Ireland from our minibus insurance specialists and you could be saving in minutes. It doesn’t matter what make or model of minibus nor does it matter what your vehicle is used for. Our partner insurers will cover all types of vehicle and situation to include private hire, public hire, charity, club, educational, childcare, church or company minibus insurance. The price of your minibus insurance policy will depend on the level of cover, the number of passengers and years no claims. So for cheap minibus insurance quotes in Ireland use Paddy Compare today.

Where will your caravan, campervan or motorhome take you this year? Compare Insurance today!

As the evenings begin to stretch and the afternoons warm, many of you may be beginning to plan your summer excursions for 2014. Thousands of Irish will take the opportunity to travel around Ireland, the UK or France this year, and what better way to do it than in your own caravan, VW camper or motor home.

June, July and August will be the most popular months for such excursions, with Dublin, Galway and Cork being some of the most popular destinations. Insurance doesn’t just provide peace of mind; it is a legal requirement for many vehicles and many people leave it until the last minute to organise.

Paddy Compare work with a number of specialist insurance brokers that provide cover for all types of caravans, motorhomes and campervans. Try Paddy Compare today to compare the best insurance prices, but most of all, enjoy your summer trip!

How to become a taxi driver and get a taxi PSV licence in Ireland!

Are you interested in a career that offers both flexibility and reward? If so becoming a taxi driver could be the answer. You will need to know how to become a taxi driver and how to get a PSV taxi license. Taxis and small public service vehicles are regulated by the National Transport Authority. Their duties include overseeing the licensing of all taxis, hackneys and limousines, processing applications, issuing and renewing licences for SPSVs. All this is done through a network of 32 regional centres. You will need a SPSV Driver Licence which involves completing an application to the Garda Síochána and sitting a SPSV Entry Test in order to obtain your SPSV driver ID card. You will also need a SPSV Vehicle Licence which are issued by the NTA to applicants who meet certain conditions and whose vehicles meet the required standards. The cost to renew your licence for a period of 1 year is approximately €125. For more details on how to get a PSV taxi licence and how to become a taxi driver please click here.

Once you get your licence and you are ready to start working you will also need to make sure you have the right taxi insurance cover. Finding cheap taxi insurance in Ireland is easy with Paddy Compare. Simply enter your taxi details into our taxi insurance quotes form and our taxi insurance specialists will be in touch with competitive policy prices to suit. For taxi insurance Dublin, Galway, Cork or anywhere in Ireland, try Paddy Compare and save money today.

Compare Truck Insurance Ireland at Paddy Compare!

Finding a great deal on your truck insurance in Ireland is easy with Paddy Compare. Whether you are an owner-operator, carry your own goods, own a large fleet or an established contractor, we understand the importance of finding affordable HGV insurance. At Paddy Compare we have launched our all in one HGV insurance comparison system. By simply completing our online truck insurance quotes form you can get quotes in minutes. Our lorry insurance specialists will contact you and can insure all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. It doesn’t matter if you drive an articulated lorry, refrigerated truck, rigid body lorry, tanker, flatbed lorry or even a skip carrier, we can help you. So compare truck insurance at Paddy Compare and see how much you could save today.

Compare cheap motor fleet insurance in Ireland at Paddy Compare!

Paddy Compare is pleased to announce the launch of it’s new motor fleet insurance comparison service. If you own a fleet of vehicles and are in need of cheap motor fleet insurance quotes then try Paddy Compare today. Simply complete our online motor fleet insurance quote system and we will pass your details onto a motor fleet insurance specialist that can help meet your needs. So whether you own a commercial fleet of vehicles, business or company cars, vans or more specialist vehicles such as trucks, heavy goods vehicles, dumpers, diggers, forklifts or agricultural vehicles, our fleet insurance experts can help you. Our fleet insurance brokers can quote nationwide. Get motor fleet insurance Ireland and start saving money now.

Home Insurance Ireland at Paddy Compare – €95 million Irish storm repair fund

The Irish Government agreed today to add another €70 million to the €25 million fund set aside to help repair the damage caused by recent storms. The news comes all to late for some as they have already suffered huge loss to their homes and property. Some of the worse hit areas include Cork, Clare and Galway where flooding damaged roads, homes and many local businesses.

At times like this it is even more important to have the correct home insurance cover. Paddy Compare can help you find quality home insurance Ireland at prices that you can afford. Our specialist property insurance providers cover the whole country, so if you need Dublin home insurance, house insurance in Galway or property insurance in Cork, we can help you save time and money. Get cheap home insurance quotes at Paddy Compare and insure your home against mother nature today.

Compare Farm Insurance with Paddy Compare!

Paddy Compare is pleased to announce the launch of its Farm Insurance comparison service. According to teagasc, ‘The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) currently reports the agri-food sector in Ireland contributes a value of €24 billion to the national economy. It generates 6.3% of gross value added, almost 10% of Ireland’s exports and provides 7.7% of national employment.

There are over 100,000 farms, based in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Cavan and across Ireland (Central Statistics Office) and most of these farmers will have insurance to cover their vehicles, animals, staff, buildings and the farmhouse itself. Farm insurance can be a costly expense, and many farmers don’t even compare different companies when it comes to renewal.

Try Paddy Compare today to get farm insurance at a competitive price, ensuring cover for dairy, beef or arable crop farms. Use our comparison service to see how much you could save!

New builds in Ireland drop in 2013 – Home insurance at Paddy Compare

The number of new home builds decreased in 2013 by approximately 35% from the number in 2012. In 2012 over 12,500 new builds were constructed and last year the number fell to around 7,950. Dublin showed a 47% increase in new builds from last year while Cork had the most new buildings. Of the 7,950 buildings that were constructed last year, 85% related to residential properties and 12% commercial structures.

If you own a new build or if you are thinking of building a house for yourself or for let, you will need to find the right property owners insurance. Getting the right deal on your home insurance can take time and money. At Paddy Compare we search the home owners insurance market for you and bring you some of the best deals in Ireland. Simply complete our home insurance, residential landlord insurance or commercial property insurance comparison quote forms and let us do the hard work so you don’t have to. It doesn’t matter if you need home insurance Dublin, commercial property insurance Limerick or landlord insurance Galway, our specialist home insurance brokers can help. Get home insurance quotes in Ireland and save money today.