Monthly Archives: September 2015

Volkswagen to recall 500,000 vehicles in USA – Paddy Compare news!

A bad day for Volkswagen as they have been ordered to recall 500,000 vehicles by the US Government. Why you ask? The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the car maker after it was reported to have been using sophisticated computer software to cheat clean air tests in its diesel cars. The affected cars include the VW Jetta, Golf, Passat, Beetle and Audi A3 models manufactured in the last 7 years. The company could face fines of up to $18 billion.

Do you own a Volkswagen? If so, don’t worry as it only as it is only USA cars that have been affected. At Paddy Compare you can get car insurance quotes from multiple brokers with just one form. Simply complete our online motor insurance quote form and our partner brokers will contact you with quotes. Our specialists cover all vehicle types and quote nationwide. So get a car insurance quote and save money today.

Annual taxi bulletin in Ireland – Paddy Compare news!

On 7 September the National Taxi Authority published their annual Bulletin for taxi stats in Ireland. The Bulletin covers the main trends on Small Public Service Vehicles (SPSVs) across Ireland dealing with fleet numbers, licences issued, fleet profiles, licence numbers, complaints and compliance activity. There are six main categories of SPSV currently operating in Ireland, being the taxi, wheelchair accessible taxi, hackney, local area hackney, wheelchair accessible hackney and the limo. The majority of SPSVs are taxis operating in the Dublin area. The Bulletin revealed that there was just over 21,500 active vehicle licences in Ireland as at 31 December 2014, a fall of nearly 6,000 from its peak in 2008.

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Young homeowners on the move in Ireland – Paddy Compare news!

Are you planning to move home? A recent survey by KBC Bank revealed that almost a quarter of young homeowners living in Ireland, aged between 25 and 40 years plan to up size within the next year. Some of the reasons include a need for more space, wanting to live in a more desirable location or wanting to live closer to family. The survey also found that on average first time buyers aim to spend close to €200,000 on their first home.

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Car insurance premiums in Ireland rise almost 20% in 2015 – Paddy Compare news!

A recent study by the AA revealed that car insurance premiums have rose by almost 20% in 2015 alone. This marks the single biggest one year rise in over a decade. The typical driver of a family car now faces annual premiums of over €1,000 and for any more specialist risks the increase could be even greater.

What do the insurance companies say?? They say the price rises are due to more claims, people going to court for compensation and lower levels of reserves. A routine whiplash claim in Ireland will often result in compensation of around €15,000 when compared to only €5,000 in UK.

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