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.

Samsung Galaxy S4 – Gadget insurance!

Samsung Electronics is set to launch the new Galaxy S4 which is the latest addition to the high-end smartphone market. The Galaxy S4 boasts a 5-inch screen and a new slightly thinner body that its S3 predecessor. This recent launch puts even more pressure on Apple and a recent survey by Strategy Analytics suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy S3 overtook Apple’s iPhone 4S as the world’s best-selling smartphone for the first time in the third quarter of last year.

As these devices become more involved in our everyday lives, it makes sense to get gadget insurance. The right gadget cover will provide you with peace of mind as your travel to work and go about your busy lives. At Paddy Compare you can compare gadget insurance policies from a range of specialist gadget insurers throughout Ireland with one simple online form. So whether you need iPad insurance, iPhone insurance or laptop insurance, you have come to the right place. Get a gadget quote today!

Rising profits in insurance firms!

One of the UK’s largest insurers Esure is set to make a £1.1 billion valuation debut in the London Stock Exchange this month. Esure provides home insurance and motor insurance, covering approximately 5% of all UK motorists.

Local insurer FBD Group also recently announced a 5.3% increase in profits to €52.9 million and a 29% increase in final dividend. The Group’s chief executive Andrew Langford welcomed the news and said that 2012 was another “excellent year” for the firm.

With so many insurers seeing growth and a rise in profits, no wonder insurance premiums are on the rise. At Paddy Compare you can compare insurance from across the whole market with just one simple form. So try Paddy Compare and find yourself a better insurance deal today.

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!

Pet insurance comparison!

The newest addition to Dublin Zoo is a female Goeldi’s monkey who moved in last Sunday. This rare breed was not discovered until the early 1900s as they blend seamlessly into their surroundings. The South American born monkey feeds mainly on fruit and vegetables and lives in the tropical rainforest.

Opened in 1831 and with over 1 million visitors last year, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction. Located in the centre of Dublin City centre and home to over 400 different animals this is a truly unforgettable experience. The Goeldi’s monkey can be found in the South American House habitat which has recently unveiled its new sponsor, Kellogg’s Coco Pops.

At Paddy Compare we understand the importance of looking after your pet. Therefore it’s essential to find the right pet insurance and to make your pet feel part of the family. So whether you need dog insurance for Rover or cat insurance for Whiskers, try Paddy Compare and instantly compare pet insurance prices across Ireland. Get quality pet insurance cover through Paddy Compare 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!

 

Compare insurance in Ireland!

The Irish insurance industry continues to perform despite concerns that it could have contracted by up to 6% in 2012. Recent results issued by RSA Insurance (the owner of 123.ie) showed continued growth and a 5% increase in written premiums of up to €400 million across the country in 2012.

Insurance is an annual essential for everyone. Whether you are a car, home or business owner, getting the right cover is a must. Therefore it is important to shop around in order to find yourself the best value insurance in Ireland. How many times have you tried to better your insurance renewal? Still insuring with the same company you started with? Never compared insurance online?

With many insurers offering discounts of up to 10% for buying insurance online it seems to be a no brainer. At Paddy Compare you can compare insurance from specialist insurers across Ireland in one go. So for affordable insurance and a comparison service you can trust, try Paddy Compare 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.

Quality Irish business insurance!

Have you ever eaten horse meat? Findus is the latest company involved in the horse meat scandal across Ireland. Findus prepares to take legal action against its supplier Comigel, after it tested 18 beef lasagne products and found 11 contained between 60% and 100% horse meat. Comigel, the French based company is being investigated by the French Ministry of Agriculture.

One would think that horse meat is more expensive than beef, but in some European countries such as Romania recent changes in law reduced prices, giving some suppliers an opportunity to cheat the system. With horse DNA also found in products throughout Sweeden and Spain, this is truly now a Europe-wide problem. The Irish Minister for Agriculture Simon Conveney has promised rigorous testing and a full investigation into how horse meat entered the Irish food chain.

These cases show the importance of purchasing high quality business insurance. At Paddy Compare you can compare prices for shop insurance, liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance and much more. So if you are a business owner and worried about potential claims on your business for whatever reason, get insured and stay safe.