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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Convicted Driver Insurance
Have you penalty points on your licence? If so, you could see your car insurance premium increase by as much as 150% this year. The Transport Minister Leo Varadkar signed new regulations which for the first time give motor insurance companies access to the National Driver Vehicle File (NDVF). This forms part of the Minister’s latest efforts to reduce car insurance premiums, improve road safety and reward safe driving.
The NDVF will allow insurance companies to look up a person’s driving history and premiums will be weighted accordingly. Drivers will be penalised for the 18 most serious offences such as speeding, , drink driving, driving without insurance and dangerous driving.
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Ireland held their early lead despite a strong second half by Wales in today’s 6 Nations opener in Cardiff. Ireland’s 30-22 win was made possible with Brian O’Driscoll’s return, following injury last season.
O’Driscoll, 34, notched his 26th RBS 6 Nations try and later admitted that revenge was sweet, following Ireland’s history with the Welsh.
Ireland’s campaign continues next Sunday, when the side will face top-of-the-table England, at home. Sunday 24th February will see Declan Kidney’s boys travelling to Murrayfield for a crucial fixture with Scotland.
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Rental income can be a nice earner but it comes with some substantial risks especially in the current economic climate. When someone purchases a buy-to-let property they expect the rent from the property to exceed the costs and for the property to increase in value over time, but that is not always the case.
From 1993 to early 2007, property prices in Ireland showed a steady rise and in particular from 2001 to 2007, property tripled in value. This spurred additional building and despite over 15% of all homes being unoccupied, construction continued. A recent report showed that over 350,000 homes, representing 17% of Ireland’s total housing remained unoccupied. At its height, the average house in Ireland was worth €310,000 but thanks to the credit crunch this figure fell to €150,000.
In late 2012 property prices increased for the first time since 2007 but still remain over 60% lower than their peak. Given the slight increase in prices and a corresponding increase in the number of residential transactions, experts say that the market is in early stages of recovery.
If you own a property that you currently rent or are planning to rent, then landlord insurance is very important. Even if your property is unoccupied, landlord insurance is a must. Paddy Compare can help you take advantage of some of the best buy-to-let insurance deals on the Irish market. Simply fill in our short one page landlord quote form and start saving money when you need it most.
Are you feeling the January blues? Back to work and into the same old routine? Well why not book a holiday and take advantage of some cheap travel insurance at the same time.
The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation recently confirmed that last year alone 6.5 million people travelled to Ireland. Trends showed a growth of 2% in visitors from mainland Europe and North America, but a fall of 100,000 visiting from Britain.
The central statistics office revealed that they saw a 1.5% increase to 2,075,000 Irish people making overseas journeys in 2012. This therefore reduced the number of Irish domestic holidays by 0.3% to 4.2 million.
Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar backed up the statistics by suggesting that despite the poor Irish weather and the troubled economy, tourism in 2013 seems to moving in a positive direction.
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