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Smallest Electric Cars in Ireland 2022

The smallest electric cars are fun to drive and cheap to run, so they are a popular choice for urban young drivers. They’re also becoming more affordable to buy and the car insurance doesn’t cost the young drivers an arm and a leg. Smaller electric cars: advantages and drawbacks Urban young drivers are definitely attracted to the idea of driving around in zero-emission electric cars, even if they’re the smallest in Ireland. If you live, study or work in a city, these tiny wonders are capable to cater to most of your needs. They are electric cars after all, so [...]

2022-09-29T11:19:43+00:00September 29th, 2022|General News|

Best Car Insurance for Young Drivers in Ireland: How Do I Get One?

What is the best car insurance for young drivers in Ireland and how do I get one? We’ve all been there, asking the same very question. We all wanted the best possible cover to start with, without costing us an arm and a leg. Check out our list of 9 steps that will land you the best car insurance for young drivers in Ireland. We are the young drivers insurance specialists after all! How to get the best car insurance for young drivers in Ireland The high prices for car insurance premiums in Ireland have been a subject of debate [...]

2022-09-20T15:35:42+00:00September 20th, 2022|General News|

Passing driving test can cut young drivers’ motor insurance – Coverage

Original Article was posted by Here Young drivers have been encouraged to pass their driving test, a move that could save them €1,000 on their insurance cover. The advice from the car insurance broker comes as there are still long waiting times for those who want to take a driving test. The pandemic saw the build-up of massive backlogs at driving test centres. There is currently an eight to 10-week delay in getting a test. But this can vary from an average of nine weeks in Ennis, Co Clare, to 21 weeks in Drogheda, Co Louth, and over [...]

2022-09-13T10:21:51+00:00August 15th, 2022|General News|

Black Box Insurance in Ireland: All You Need to Know

You’re a young driver in Ireland looking for the first car insurance, you’ve heard about the mysterious black box and probably wondered: what is it all about? No worries, we’ll explain it below and try to help you decide whether this is a good option for you to lower your premium. If you’re in hurry today and don’t have time to read, just request a car insurance quote from us!   What is a black box or telematics? In cars, black box or telematics is a technical device which allows the sharing of driving information through wireless technology. The black [...]

2022-09-13T10:29:47+00:00August 15th, 2022|General News|

Why are used cars so expensive in Ireland?

So, why are used cars so expensive in Ireland? For many newly qualified drivers and for those drivers looking to change car, a common question keeps cropping up. Why are used cars so expensive? It is a segment of the car market that has seen many changes. And these recent increases in cost are not restricted to Ireland alone. In the UK, earlier this year Auto Trader reported, that it had seen a 31 per cent spike in the price of used vehicles listed on its website, compared to a year ago. In this article, we look at some of [...]

2022-08-22T16:12:27+00:00June 28th, 2022|General News|

Why to Buy a Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai Review The Nissan Qashqai has become very popular in the last few years, becoming the go-to family for a lot of consumers. The Qashqai has a crossover SUV/Hatchback style but it is a more affordable option for many motorists compared to competitors in the market. The Qashqai is known for great comfort which is great on long drives, but they also boast great performance with up to 150 bhp depending on the model and year you get. The seats in the Qashqai are quite high, so you don't need to bend down to get in, this is great [...]

2022-08-17T14:01:44+00:00May 20th, 2022|General News|

Top Electric Cars to Buy in 2022

2022 promises to be a huge developmental phase for electric vehicles with the  ‘Tesla Cyber Truck’ and ‘Ford’ coming to market. There was a time electric vehicles were considered outliers on the road, but today they are no longer a rare sight to see. Drivers choose electric cars for lower maintaince cost, reduced pollution and cheaper car insurance in Ireland. With Tesla, companies like Audi, Nissan, and Porsche releasing their own Electric Vehicles. Tesla has established its name as the market leader. With new vehicles all set to launch this year, if you are in the market to upgrade to [...]

2022-09-13T10:48:27+00:00March 31st, 2022|General News|

Guide to your Essential Driver Training (EDT) Lessons

Since August 2022, young drivers are being encouraged to pass their driving test, a move that could save them €1,000 on their car insurance in Ireland. According to the Road Safety Authority, the Essential Driver Training is a training program for drivers starting out, and it consists of 12 driving sessions with an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). EDT was introduced as part of the government’s road safety strategy under the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program. It is also one of a range of measures introduced by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to enhance the way that learner drivers like you are trained, tested, and [...]

2022-08-17T12:44:20+00:00January 20th, 2022|General News|

How to Care for your Car in Winter

How to care for your Car in Winter This article will provide you with some excellent tips for winter car care, approved by the experts in car insurance in Ireland. We all know that winters can be tough on our cars. The harsh environment and the lack of use can make your car lose its shine and appearance over time. But don’t fret! With a little bit of maintenance and preparation, you can protect your vehicle from the hazards that come with winter and keep it safe and sound throughout the season. Switch to Winter Tyres Winter is a time [...]

2022-09-13T11:11:50+00:00December 17th, 2021|General News|

Tips for new drivers buying their first car 2022

So, you are a new driver looking to buy their first car? There are so many factors when it comes to buying a car and it can be stressful to decide what to buy. So, we have compiled some top tips to help you when buying your first car:  Consider your budget for the car  Consider how much you can afford for your first car, remember you will need to factor in costs such as your insurance which can be very high for new and learner drivers and other potential costs like Tax and NCT. Older cars are usually cheaper but can [...]

2022-08-17T14:36:57+00:00November 8th, 2021|General News|

Top tips for young driver insurance

It’s common knowledge that car insurance tends to be more expensive for new or young drivers but there are definitely ways around this. First and foremost you would want to get your full license as soon as possible, this alone will make a difference but there are more things you can do to make sure you save yourself some money and get the best deal on your insurance so that all you need to worry about is where you’re going on your next spin!     Know your options Research, research, and then research some more. Compare prices and ask for [...]

2021-08-13T14:31:31+00:00August 13th, 2021|General News|

Preparing your vehicle for the NCT

Preparing your vehicle for the NCT The NCT can be one of the more stressful tests that your car goes through on a yearly (or semi-yearly) basis. With many cars backlogged due to restrictions just lifting, more and more people will be filing in to have their cars inspected to (hopefully) be safe to drive on the road. No one likes going through the NCT process – that’s pretty much a well-known fact. However, it’s incredibly important to ensure that the vehicles you encounter every single day are safe and roadworthy. In addition, if you are caught without a valid [...]

2022-03-02T19:53:55+00:00June 25th, 2021|General News|

How to change your car oil

How to change your car oil. Good clean oil improves the performance of your car while simultaneously extending the life of your engine. Many people delay when it comes to changing their car’s oil and this can be damaging to internal components of the motor. So why do they stall? A significant proportion of drivers rely solely on mileage as a gauge for when they should change their oil.  However, the age of the car, how the car is driven, and the quality of the oil used are all factors which determine when oil needs to be changed. Before we [...]

2022-08-16T13:33:57+00:00June 4th, 2021|General News, Tips|

How to drive safely at night 2021

Driving at night is undoubtedly a little bit trickier than driving during the day. It’s important to be extra cautious on the road when the sun goes down. Despite the fact that the roads are quieter at night, a huge proportion of accidents still occur when it gets dark. However, you shouldn’t worry because there’s myriad of great tips that you can follow to keep you safe on the road at night. 1.Use your headlights correctly. Firstly, before we get to switch on your headlights, it’s important to give them a once over now and again to make sure they’re [...]

2022-08-16T13:36:43+00:00May 28th, 2021|General News|

Top tips all round for young drivers

Being a young driver can be exciting and daunting in equal measure. Having your own car and being able to navigate the road is a right of passage for every young Irish person. While the benefits to your new-found independence are many, there are a couple of factors to consider. Having your own car comes with a level of a responsibility. While you might be confident with your driving skills and your rules of the road, a car presents it’s own set of challenges. There’s no need to worry however, by conducting some key research you will know exactly how [...]

2022-08-16T13:38:28+00:00March 3rd, 2021|General News|

The best selling cars for young drivers 2021

Buying a new car after passing your test is a milestone event in a young person’s life. The cost of buying and running a car however can sometimes put a dampener on things. While there are lots of options at your feet when you’re a young driver looking to purchase a car, it can get a bit confusing. Naturally, the first decision when you’re buying your first car comes down to whether or not you’re going to buy used or new. Today we’re going to focus on the new cars but check out our blog if you’re considering going down [...]

2022-08-16T13:40:39+00:00February 8th, 2021|General News|

Top tips for young drivers starting to drive 2021

We know that generally speaking the world of driving and car insurance can be incredibly daunting for a young driver. When you look at your parents or older siblings you might feel uneasy about the lack of experience you have and you might feel even worse when you contemplate your insurance premium. While it can be tricky navigating your first year on the road, there is a lot of helpful advice there that’s going to help. We have some useful tips for young drivers below. Check them out. 1.Buy a safe and reliable car. We dived into this one last [...]

2022-08-16T13:43:37+00:00December 18th, 2020|General News|

Ultimate Guide to the Provisional Licence 2022

Everything you need to know about the Provisional Driving License   How old do you need to be to obtain a provisional driving license? The provisional driving licence is issued to anyone in Ireland who is 17 years old and has passed their theory test but who has not yet passed their practical driving test. Having a provisional licence in Ireland will allow you to take regular driving lessons and even drive on the main roads provided you are with an adult with a full licence prior to your test. If you want to qualify for a provisional licence you must have live in Ireland for [...]

2022-08-16T13:45:13+00:00December 11th, 2020|General News|

What’s The Best Type of Car for a Young Driver?

What’s the best type of car for a young driver? We’ve covered the various tips that you need to consider when buying a new car. You have to think about price, you have to think about second hand or new and you have to think about parking a huge car! We haven’t however visited the topic of petrol vs diesel, fuel vs electric or engine size. So, we’re going to visit that today. If you’re still doing some research around the best type of car to buy and you want to get down to the nitty-gritty then you’re in the [...]

2021-11-17T23:17:05+00:00December 4th, 2020|General News|

Top tips for fighting fatigue as a young driver 2021

We hear a lot about driving under the influence of drugs and drinking and the dangers it can cause for young drivers on the road. While we’re all aware that driving under the influence has life-threatening repercussions for young drivers and legal repercussions for that matter, fatigue is also a major problem on the roads. The slogan ‘tiredness kills’ is present on road signs all over Ireland and for good reason. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland every year are related to tiredness. Fatigue is the physical and mental impairment that is [...]

2021-11-17T20:42:45+00:00November 27th, 2020|General News|

How to prepare for the road as a learner driver 2022

Learning how to drive as a learner driver can be a nerve-wracking experience. Some people even compare it to the leaving cert. However, rest assured the more prepared you are when you’re starting out the less stressed you will be doing your test or starting out on the road. Avid preparation is the key to success. Here are some tips before you sit in the driver’s seat. Before we get started, because of Covid-19 the driving test waitlist has undoubtedly been affected. There has been calls to put a calculated grade system into operation in order to help with the [...]

2022-03-29T13:20:00+00:00November 13th, 2020|General News|

How to be a safer young driver 2022

When you’re a young driver you have a lot going on. You have to think about car insurance, you have to think about your first NCT, all the rules and regulations of your newfound independence and much more. Here are at Cover in a Click, we know it can be a lot to take in but safety has to be first on the agenda. Young drivers simply don’t have a lot of experience when they are starting out on the road. Subsequently, young drivers are at a much higher risk of having a collision than more experienced drivers. So what [...]

2022-03-29T13:19:46+00:00November 6th, 2020|General News|

6 car gadgets all young drivers need 2021

Being a young driver can be daunting and sometimes you might wish there was things that could make it a little easier. Well the good news is that these products do exist. Determining the good ones from the OTT ones however, brings its own challenges. If you want to invest in some handy car gadgets that can simplify your life and make you a safer driver then listen up. Here are 10 great gadgets that you can drivers can avail of to make driving easier; we also have some handy nick-nacks that could have positive impact on your car insurance [...]

2021-11-22T08:22:31+00:00October 30th, 2020|General News|

6 breakdown tips for young drivers

For many young drivers, the prospect of breaking down on the side of the road can be hugely daunting. This can seem like the worst-case scenario for young drivers who are already lacking in confidence on the road.  What do you do? Who do you call? It’s not just young drivers who dread breaking down – this is a universal pet peeve for drivers of all levels. Not to worry, we’re here to help. In the event of a breakdown, follow these six tips to make sure your car is back on the road quickly and with as little stress [...]

2021-11-22T08:27:15+00:00October 23rd, 2020|General News|

6 hacks for saving on car insurance as a young driver

Car insurance rates have undoubtedly continued to soar for young drivers over the last number of years. Unfortunately, even as 2021 approaches, there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight for this existing trend. Insurance is all about the calculated assessment of risk.Due to the inexperience of younger drivers, they tend to pose more of a risk on the road than a driver who has many years of experience under their belt. This issue is further coupled with the increasing trend of compensation culture which also appears to be contributing to rising insurance costs. Compensation culture essentially is a [...]

2020-10-16T11:08:22+00:00October 16th, 2020|General News|

Top car maintenance tips for young drivers

Obtaining your driver’s license is a right of passage and it marks a significant milestone in many young people’s lives. However, getting on the road for the first time brings certain challenges. You have to practice the rules of the road daily for example and you also have to source and finalise the right insurance cover for an affordable price. Finally, you must handle the maintenance of your car. When you’re a young driver the concept of car maintenance might be alien to you. There’s a lot to consider from tyres, to wipers and all that ‘under the bonnet stuff’. [...]

2020-10-02T11:05:04+00:00October 2nd, 2020|General News|

Top tips for preparing for your driving test.

Doing your driving test can be a nerve wrecking experience. Hey, some people even compare it to the leaving cert. However, rest assured the more prepared you are going into the test, the less stressed you will be for the duration of it. Avid preparation is the key to success when it comes to passing your driving test. Here’s some tips before you sit into the driver’s seat.   1.Plan your lessons properly.  Consider how many lessons you have left to undertake. Then consider the possibility that you might need one or two additional lessons outside of your required 12.  When you have done these calculations, try to [...]

2020-09-25T10:55:55+00:00September 25th, 2020|General News|

Why is car insurance so high for young drivers and what can you do about it?

Are you a young driver who’s eager to get on the road but is firstly on the hunt for car insurance? By now, no matter how minimal your search has been you’ve probably noticed a large disparity in quotes between you as a young driver and someone more experienced. We understand that it can be demoralising especially if your trying to save cash wherever possible. At we’re here to give you some advice on steps you can take to reduce your premium but first it’s important to understand the rationale behind why car insurance quotes for young drivers are [...]

2020-09-18T10:58:37+00:00September 18th, 2020|General News|

How to prepare for your theory test

As a new learner driver, you undoubtedly have a lot of things on your mind. You’re asking questions like ‘how will I afford car insurance?’ and ‘who’s going to provide me with lessons’? While all these questions are more than valid, it’s crucial to start at the beginning, the theory test. Before you’re permitted to sit a practical driving test in Ireland, you must first sit a written one. If you have been fretting over booking your theory test, here are 6 useful tips to help ease your worry.  1.Revise using the official material.  There are a few options available [...]

2020-08-27T15:14:30+00:00August 27th, 2020|General News|

Driving Test Tips

How To Avoid Stress When Preparing For Your Driving Test For many of us the driving test seems to be a daunting task. It is not designed to judge you, but to make sure you know what you are doing when finally hitting the road. You have been preparing for this moment with your driving instructor, however, the best preparation can be undone when your heart starts racing, your legs turn into jelly and your hands start shaking. has collected eight helpful tips on how to avoid stress when it comes to your driving test. 1. Don’t Announce It Avoid telling [...]

2019-07-22T10:35:23+00:00February 19th, 2019|General News|

Things to Consider When Buying Your First Car

Congratulations, you’ve obtained your provisional, or even your full licence and the much-anticipated time has come for you to invest in your first car. Unfortunately, the cost of the car is the least of your troubles; you may think you’re saving a fortune by purchasing a good ole-fixer-upper; when in fact, this approach could accelerate the cost of your insurance premium, especially in Ireland. As featured in the Irish Times, we have brought you some top tips on what to consider when making your first car purchase. Read our guide below. Engine Size & Model It is always best to [...]

2019-06-19T16:13:22+00:00January 16th, 2019|General News|

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|

New Research Shows a Staggering Number Of Drivers On 3rd Or More Learner Permit

Almost 37,000 people are on their fifth, or higher, provisional licence, according to a study conducted with The study also found that more then 65,000 are on their third or more provisional licence. Deirdre McCarthy, Manager of, said: “There are 65,000-plus people on their third or more learner permit, and 36,814 of them are on their fifth or greater permit, some of whom are in their 30's, 40's, 50's or 60's. While a few may be late bloomers when it comes to driving, it’s apparent that many have been on the roads for years, without either taking or passing [...]

2019-07-18T13:13:53+00:00April 26th, 2018|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|

Calls For Crackdown On Professional Insurance Claimants

Calls For Crackdown On 'Professional Insurance Claimants' - Insurance scammers driving up premium prices for consumers and hitting Irish businesses hard. CFM Group have called on the government to allow the industry to find and expose 'professional insurance claimants' which they say are costing Irish businesses and motorists tens of thousands in increased premiums. CFM Group, who are brokers and the parent company of a number of brands including, insuremyvan.ieand, say that there is currently no database of claimants which can be cross checked by insurance firms to expose repeat claimers "Current laws protect repeat claimants and pseudo thieves over law abiding [...]

2019-07-18T13:20:54+00:00July 10th, 2017|General News|

Fake Insurance Brokers Going Door to Door To Rip Off Motorists

Fake insurance brokers selling faulty policies door to door Motorists in Ireland have been warned that fake insurance brokers are going door to door selling fake policies. The scammers who operate with a laptop in hand, tell unwary motorists that they can offer massively discounted cover. However these policies are invalid as the phony brokers are unauthorized intentionally falsified details to insurance companies. It is understood that one of these fraudsters has been arrested but not before he sold over 100 dodgy policies in the greater Dublin area. In a recent trend these fake insurance brokers are charging people up to [...]

2019-07-18T13:21:54+00:00July 5th, 2017|General News|

Summer Spike In Robberies Of Parked Cars Leads To Garda Campaign

'Most robberies occur between 12-7 PM during summer months' - An Garda Síochána The pattern of robberies spiking during summer months has continued into 2017, prompting An Garda Síochána to launch a fresh awareness campaign. This campaign was even featured on crimecall with a particular emphasis on preventing thieves from breaking into parked cars. We have compiled a number of tips which may seem like common sense but are the primary reasons people might fall victim to opportunist thieves. A handful of change left on display inside your car could result in you forking out €200 for a new window or even put your [...]

2019-07-18T13:22:47+00:00June 27th, 2017|General News|

5 Steps to Cheaper Car Insurance

Consumers have been slammed with steep car insurance price hikes over the last 12-18 months. It's never been more important to seek out the best deal - but how can you be sure you're getting a fair quote? Managing Director of, Jonathan Hehir said that by simply posing the right questions when renewing your policy can lead to serious savings. When it comes to shopping around, you should ALWAYS ask the following: 1. What's the price of comprehensive vs third party? Check the cost differences between comprehensive and third party fire & theft. It might not make financial sense to pay the difference depending on [...]

2019-07-22T10:34:26+00:00June 13th, 2017|General News|

Professional Claimants Are Making a Living From Insurance Payouts

Insurance fraudsters cash in with law keeping them safe Professional claimants are making a living from falsifying multiple claims in a bid to get insurance payouts. The law stops insurers sharing information on serial claimants, many of whom are criminals. Changes in the law that would allow insurers to share information on serial claimants have yet to be delivered. The setting up the new database of fraudulent personal injury claims is a key recommendation of a Government working group on insurance reform. The database would record all those who have made claims which have raised suspicions. It would be shared between the [...]

2019-07-18T13:23:33+00:00June 12th, 2017|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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