Category Archives: Taxi insurance

Taxi insurance in Ireland could save your life!

We were reminded recently of just how important it is to have taxi insurance when a taxi driver in his early 40s lost his life after jumping into a nearby river to avoid the gardai. The driver was stopped during a routine gardai check and was found to have no taxi insurance. In Ireland if a taxi is found to be uninsured it can be seized for up to 3 months. This very sad incident could simply have been avoided if the driver had taxi insurance.

Getting cheap taxi insurance in Ireland is easy with Paddy Compare. We work with taxi insurance brokers from across Ireland to bring you some of the best deals in the country. It doesn’t matter where you work or what type of vehicle you own, we can help you save money on your taxi insurance. So for taxi insurance Dublin, taxi insurance Galway or even hackney insurance, get a taxi insurance quote at Paddy Compare today.

Taxi vehicle advertising proposals – Paddy Compare taxi insurance Ireland

Irish taxi drivers expressed their concern against a new proposal which would remove the right to advertise on their taxi vehicles. The National Private Hire and Taxi Association organised the rally which say over 300 taxi drivers take to the streets in protest between College Green and George’s Street in mid February. Drivers also protested against the misuse of a transport phone application for mobile phones which allows the public to check and authenticate the taxi driver’s licence and registration.

If you own a taxi and or if you are a first time taxi driver, then you need taxi insurance in order to operate your vehicle legally. At Paddy Compare you can get cheap taxi insurance in Ireland by simply completing our one page taxi insurance quote form. Our taxi insurance specialists will contact you with competitive quotes to suit your circumstances. For taxi insurance Dublin, Galway, Cork or anywhere in Ireland, try Paddy Compare, get cheap taxi insurance quotes and start saving today.


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.

Happy New Year 2014 from Paddy Compare!

Happy New Year from the team at Paddy Compare. Try us in 2014 and compare car insurance, home insurance, van insurance, taxi insurance and much more. We compare insurance from a range of insurance brokers in Ireland to find you the best deal available. Simply complete one of our online insurance quote forms and our trusted partners will contact you with quotes to suit. So get your 2014 of to a great start, get quotes at Paddy Compare and start saving now.

Top Christmas Presents in 2013 – Compare cheap insurance at Paddy Compare!

Are you ready for Christmas? With just 25 days to go before Santa arrives, time is running out. Want to know what the top Christmas gifts will be in 2013? We asked our users what they thought and here is what they said. For boys the top 10 Xmas presents for 2013 include an indoor remote control helicopter, LEGO, soccer goalposts, walkie talkies and a Batman action set. The top 10 Christmas presents for girls in 2013 included a pram, Disney toys, a Radica Girl electronic diary, Barbie and a One Direction bag. The top 10 gifts for men in 2013 include novelty cuff links, wallets, socks, aftershave and DVDs. The top 10 Christmas presents for women in 2013 included a onesie, in-car hair straighteners, designer hand-bag, a watch and slippers. The top 10 gadget gifts for Christmas 2013 include the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, iPad, iPhone, MacBook Air and the Kindle Fire HDX.

Beat the rush this year and use Paddy Compare to grab yourself a deal on your insurance. We compare insurance prices across Ireland from all the leading insurance providers for car insurance, home insurance, van insurance, taxi insurance, gadget insurance and much more. So if you need cheap insurance in Ireland, use Paddy Compare and tick cheap insurance off your Christmas list now.

Happy Halloween from Paddy Compare!!

Why not grab yourself a deal on your insurance while on Halloween break. At Paddy Compare you can quickly compare car insurance, home insurance, van insurance, taxi insurance, caravan insurance and much more. With insurance prices rising like rockets it is more important than ever to shop around. By simply completing one of our insurance quote forms we will do the hard work for you and match your details with a trusted insurance provider who can help you. The insurer will then contact you with tailored quotes to suit. So don’t let your Halloween go off with a BANG, treat yourself and use Paddy Compare today!


Travel disruption for taxi drivers in Dublin – Compare Taxi Insurance

Today’s 34th Dublin Marathon attracted over 14,000 runners today, who took to the city’s streets in aid of various causes, with plenty of determination and some competitive spirit. Clare man and primary school teacher Sean Hehir won the 26.2 mile race with a time of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds. Maria McCambridge, originally from Donegal, was the fastest woman, crossing the finish line after 2 hours, 38 minutes and 51 seconds.

Taxi drivers will have been avoiding Dublin city centre, with road closures in Merrion Square, Fitzwilliam Street, Baggott Street, Dawson Street and College Street, amongst others along the route, and drivers will have had to be somewhat more inventive than usual with their route planning. Whilst planning routes is a day-to-day occurrence, buying taxi insurance comes around much less frequently, and many drivers may be overpaying. Try Paddy Compare today to compare taxi insurance in Dublin, and across Ireland. Our one page forms and specialist insurers will ensure cheap taxi insurance quotes, so compare taxi insurance today!

Taxi branding rules in Ireland – Compare taxi insurance now!

As part of new regulation submitted by the Government, the National Transport Authority has set new branding rules for all small public service vehicles.The Authority proposed that each taxi should display branding that contains the individual vehicle licence number and carry the Transport for Ireland logo. These rules have been in place since early 2013 and the Authority has warned that new taxi licences will not be issued unless the branding is fitted. For more information on the branding click here.

At Paddy Compare we understand that finding cheap taxi insurance cover is a must. Whether you own a taxi for hire on the street or taxi rank, a hackney cab or limousine for private hire, Paddy can help. Simply use our taxi insurance quote form and our specialist panel of taxi providers will contact you directly with quotes to suit. So if you need Dublin taxi insurance, taxi insurance in Galway, or anywhere in Ireland, use Paddy Compare today.

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.