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Top Car and Insurance Tips for Students 2022

During the pandemic, many people turned to learning new skills such as driving. There are more new drivers on the road than ever. For students, a car can be very expensive when you are juggling college, exams, and part-time jobs. At we are going to give you the best tips for students for their car and insurance. Buy a Diesel Car As a student, the hours you can work are reduced and money can be tough while you are in college. When buying a car, some people forget the cost of running the vehicle every week and with recent [...]

2022-09-13T11:20:18+00:00November 30th, 2021|Car Insurance|

Young Drivers Limiting Value Options by Going Direct for Motor Insurance

The difference between having access to a variety of providers – and going to just one – can be over €2,000. Limited competition in the first-time drivers market and a mistaken belief that going direct to an insurer is the best value, is costing young drivers thousands on an annual basis and may be precluding some from even getting on the road.'s latest survery has found that young drivers are vulnerable when it comes to motor insurance as a lack of knowledge, experience and a limited budget are all combining to make insurance a very expensive business for them. The [...]

2019-04-18T15:02:24+00:00October 31st, 2018|Car Insurance, General News|

How Young Drivers Can Get Cheap Car Insurance

Lessons, a full licence and one year driving experience can reduce the cost of young drivers' car insurance Young drivers have faced significant challenges when it comes to motor insurance in recent years. But at, we say that while their first year on the road can be expensive, an analysis of premiums between year one and year two demonstrates a sharp fall in costs. We want to let young motorists know that more affordable premiums are insight and that if they can see out the first year and take the necessary steps to help themselves, young drivers could see their [...]

2022-02-08T18:58:13+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Car Insurance, General News|

3 Steps For Young Drivers To Cut Their Insurance Premiums

Young Drivers can cut up to 80% off their insurance premium by obtaining a full license. Here at we are calling on ALL young drivers across the country to complete this 3 step process in order to dramatically lower their insurance premiums. The simple 3 step process is; Complete all required driving lessons. Obtain their full license. Get some named driver experience - perhaps on a parent's policy. Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of has advised; "The Consumer Price Index released this week revealed that motor insurance is down 11.7% between Jan 2017 & Jan 2018 – but if you speak to any young driver [...]

2021-11-17T23:06:09+00:00February 19th, 2018|Car Insurance, General News|

Vroom For Improvement On Your Motor Insurance Costs

Motor insurance premiums have finally begun to fall after consumers have been subjected to 3 years of relentless rises. However the majority of motorists have yet to see the benefit and it is worth noting that switching insurers or shopping around may be the best way to cut the cost of your cover. This time last year motor insurance premiums had reached somewhat of a peak, having risen sharply by somewhere in the region of 70% over the course of 3 years. Around this time last year a major government report was undertaken into the cost of motor insurance premiums and it [...]

2019-06-19T14:02:47+00:00January 15th, 2018|Car Insurance, General News|

Young Drivers Can Save Hundreds of Euros a Year By Cutting Out These Expensive Habits

Transport is the second highest expenditure for households across the country. The latest household figures available from the Central Statistics Office show that transport now accounts for the second largest chunk of an Irish family's expenditure coming in at an average of €124 per week. Earlier this month, it was found that the cost of keeping a car is even more expensive, with the average price of running a car being €10,671 a year or €205 per week. A number of factors were taken into consideration including fuel, insurance and maintenance, however there are a number of ways you can [...]

2019-07-18T13:12:42+00:00November 10th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Car Insurance Is Still Valid Even In Severe Weather

Car insurance not affected by Storm Ophelia. Ireland is currently recovering from it's worst storm in 50 years. Not since Hurricane Debbie in 1961 has a storm with the wind speeds and destructive force of Ophelia, made its way to this side of the Atlantic. The entire country was subjected to severe 'red' weather warning, an occurrence which very rarely happens and demonstrated just how serious Met Eireann were taking this extra-tropical storm. Motorists across the island have been worried about how the severe weather would impact insurance cover. A number of rumors were circulated on social media that during extreme [...]

2021-12-01T09:43:24+00:00October 19th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Motorists Still Reporting Rising Premiums But Prices Begin To Level Off

Car insurance premiums are finally about to stop rising says's Managing Director Jonathan Hehir. Some of the largest car insurers operating in Ireland have been reporting substantial 6 month profits for the first half of 2017. This has prompted questions as to why insurance premiums across all sectors have continued to rise with insurers seemingly in fine fiscal health?'s Managing Director Jonathan Hehir has stated that this is in fact the first year that the majority of insurers have posted profits and this is largely due to the Setanta high court ruling; "Large sums of money were being held in reserve [...]

2019-07-22T10:36:46+00:00August 8th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Ask The Expert: Will My Overseas Driving Experience Count In Ireland?

Ever wondered whether or not your overseas driving experience will count towards lowering your insurance claim in Ireland? Question: I have recently moved back home to Ireland after 10 years in the States. When I was living there I drove periodically – by which I mean I moved around a lot, so while I drove for the last two years when I was living outside Boston, I hadn’t been driving for the previous three years while living in New York. I’m unsure what impact this will have on getting insurance in Ireland. Do the two countries share no claims bonus and other [...]

2019-07-18T13:18:19+00:00July 31st, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Consumers Still Feeling The Pinch Of High Motor Insurance Premiums

On his weekly radio show/podcast Matt Cooper discusses high motor insurance premiums with Jonathan Hehir.'s Managing Director Jonathan Hehir discusses the impact high motor insurance premiums are having on Irish consumers with Today FM's Matt Cooper on his new show 'Stretched'. Car and van insurance premiums have sky rocketed over the last number of years. While they have begun to level off over the last 12 months or so, many drivers are still feeling the pinch with stories emerging of drivers being forced off the road or worse again driving uninsured. But what has been the cause of these [...]

2019-07-18T13:20:08+00:00July 26th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Insurance Costs: Loading The Young

The cost of car insurance is prohibitive to young drivers and may incur an increase of uninsured drivers on the roads. The Government has published a plan to tackle this issue. They will look at a more realistic approach by the courts to compensation and more rigorous enforcement by gardaí. The figures tell their own story. Data from the Department of Transport shows that the number of 17- to 20-year-olds holding a learner’s permit declined by a third from 90,413 in 2006 to 57,821 in 2016. The number of young people in the same age group holding a full licence declined [...]

2019-07-18T13:25:41+00:00April 24th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Nearly 1,200 Young Drivers Refused Quotes Last Year

Notwithstanding the fraught state of the Irish car insurance market, the current treatment of young drivers by insurance companies is arbitrary and unfair. 2 days ago, the Garda Twitter account reported that they stopped 7 uninsured drivers at a checkpoint in one day. Our own Jonathan Hehir, MD of while speaking with various newspapers, said that the premium prices are grossly unfair and potentially lead to undesirable trends in driver behaviour. Due to young drivers being priced out of the market and in some cases refused quotes entirely, an increased number of uninsured drivers has been recorded on the roads. Other [...]

2021-11-17T23:22:47+00:00January 6th, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|

Insurers Urged To Reassess Young Drivers’ Policies

Insurers have been called on to reassess their pricing approach to younger drivers. According to Insurance Broker, motor insurance underwriters have failed to take steps to address an imbalanced pricing market in which young drivers are suffering. claims the insurance companies had experienced significant losses by offering premiums that were too low and that premiums should reflect the fact younger drivers are a significantly lower risk than they were 10 years ago. Managing Director of, Jonathan Hehir, said the situation faced by younger drivers in the current insurance market is “grossly unfair”. “It seems to be generally accepted now that [...]

2022-01-12T14:28:23+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Car Insurance, General News|
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