Category Archives: Car Insurance

Many motorists in Ireland avoiding penalty points – Car insurance at Paddy Compare!

A recent study by the State’s financial watchdog revealed that up to one fifth of motorists have been able to avoid penalty points. The report showed significant weaknesses in the fixed charge notice system. This was particular evident during 2011 and 2012 when approximately 850,000 road traffic offences warranted the issuing of fixed charge notices and around 11% remained unpaid or not answered in court. The acceptable reasons for lack of charging varied. From drivers speeding because they were late for a religious ceremony, penalty points could not be attached to a company with company car offences, or late entry of data and court proceedings not initiated within 6 months.

If you have been unfortunate enough to have been caught and received penalty points on your driving licence, we all know how expensive and difficult it can be to find affordable car insurance in Ireland. That’s why at Paddy Compare you can compare car insurance and convicted driver insurance free of charge. Simply enter some details about yourself, your car and your driving history and get cheap car insurance quotes today. Car insurance is easy with Paddy Compare.

Ireland divided in three for Euro Parliament elections – Compare insurance with Paddy Compare

The European Parliament Constituencies Committee has recommended that Ireland be divided into three constituencies for future European Parliament elections. This action is a result of the number of seats being reduced from 12 to 11, to accommodate Croatia as the 28th member of the EU. There is a three seat Dublin constituency, a four seat Midlands-North-West constituency and a four seat South constituency.

It doesn’t matter which part of Ireland you live in, at Paddy Compare we know that finding cheap insurance deals is a must. That’s why at Paddy Compare you can compare car insurance, home insurance, van insurance. Also more specialist insurance such as taxi insurance, caravan insurance and landlord insurance, free of charge. It pays to compare insurance, so get a quote and start saving time and money today.

Court changes in Ireland increasing the cost of motor insurance – Paddy Compare can help!

2013 saw the introduction of a new Courts Bill giving rise to new changes in the Court’s regime. Dorethea Dowling, who chairs the lawyer-free Injuries Board, highlights that recent concerns have developed as these new court changes could enhance motor insurance costs throughout the country.

This new Bill will make district and circuit courts busier, leading to huge delays and greater costs for companies all round. As a result, these costs will be passed on by increased motor insurance premiums. Mrs Dowling said that ‘it seems no-one in Government has any responsibility for safeguarding the interests of car insurance consumers’.

At Paddy Compare we do care about car insurance consumers. Therefore in order to escape the worries of motor insurance costs why not make sure you get the right car insurance quotes today. By simply completing our one page online car insurance quote form, you can make an informed choice and easily compare some of the best motor insurance quotes in Ireland.

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Compare insurance at Paddy Compare!

Use Paddy Compare to compare car insurance, home insurance, van insurance or travel insurance in Ireland. Even if you are looking for something more specialist such as taxi insurance, caravan insurance or landlord insurance, Paddy can help you. We provide a totally independent and fully authorised comparison service that helps you find the best insurance deals on the market.

Simply enter some details about you and some details about your risk and Paddy will compare prices from insurance brokers across Ireland. We will then match your details up with specialist insurers that will contact you with tailored quotes to suit. So try Paddy Compare today, compare insurance for free and see how much you could save.

CPP to pay £1.3 billion in mis-selling scandal! Compare insurance at Paddy Compare

Insurer CPP is the latest name in the mis-selling scandal to pay up to £1.3 billion sterling in compensation to customers for mis-sold credit card insurance. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) stated that approximately seven million customers who bought and renewed about 23 million policies will soon be contacted by CPP. The FCA had already issued a fine to CPP earlier in the year for £10.5 million for giving customers misleading and unclear information. Card protection insurance costs roughly £30 per year, with identity protection about £80 annually and in most cases both are optional extras.

For a brand you can trust, use Paddy Compare. At Paddy Compare you can compare insurance quotes for a range of products such as car insurance, home insurance and more specialist insurance such as taxi insurance, landlord insurance, life insurance and much more. Paddy Compare is fully authorised by the FCA and we provide you with a totally independent service. Simply complete an online insurance quote form and Paddy could help you find cheap insurance in Ireland today.

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.

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!

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.

Motorbike, caravan and car insurance for the summer holidays

Summer has arrived in Ireland as sunny afternoons and long evenings are finally upon us!

Many of us will be on the golf course, out for a walk in the countryside or doing some gardening. The good weather is especially a great opportunity for an afternoon drive, motorbike ride or weekend away in the caravan or campervan.

Many of those who have purchased a new car or camper in previous summer months may realise that their insurance term is coming to an end. Don’t leave it too late; try Paddy Compare today for all your insurance needs in Dublin, Cork, Galway and beyond. Paddy will compare car insurance, motorbike insurance and caravan insurance from specialists across Ireland.