Archive for April, 2010

Motorists warned of heavy may bank holiday traffic

April 30th, 2010
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Motorists have been warned of a busy weekend ahead as schools break for the May Bank Holiday and thousands of holidaymakers take to the roads. Traffic volumes are expected to pick up this afternoon and with some heavy showers expected, motorists are advised to exercise caution. Gardaí say there will be a particular focus this […]

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Published in Motoring News, Road Safety

FBD warns of increased premiums for car insurance

April 30th, 2010
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Insurance group FBD has said increases in premiums are needed this year, particularly to help the industry to cope with claims from flooding and freezing this winter. In a trading update released to coincide with its Annual General Meeting in Dublin, FBD said claims linked to the severe cold weather in January had cost it […]

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900 jobs to go at Quinn Direct Insurance

April 30th, 2010
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900 jobs are to go at Quinn Insurance offices, with the jobs to go on a voluntary basis. Read statements from Quinn Insurance and the employees. It is expected the cuts will happen over a 12-15 month period. The biggest job losses will be in the largest office, Blanchardstown, which currently has a staff of […]

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Convoy of trucks to stage Dublin Quinn protest

April 26th, 2010
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A demonstration against the ban on Quinn Insurance writing new business in the UK will begin at tomorrow morning at 8am, according to organisers. A convoy of more than 300 trucks is expected to leave a truck stop on the M7 at Naas, Co Kildare. It will travel to Kilmainham, through St John’s Rd West […]

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The Irish Government €5,000 grant offered to electric car buyers

April 12th, 2010
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 The Government is to provide a €5,000 grant to incentivise the public to purchase electric cars. Energy Minister Eamon Ryan said the grant would make electric vehicles comparable in price to conventional cars, but they would run at 20% of the cost. The Government wants Ireland to become an effective test site for electric cars, […]

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Published in Motoring News

Quinn Insurance News – Talks on Quinn Group to resume

April 11th, 2010
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Talks between representatives from Anglo Irish Bank and the Financial Regulator will resume today after attempts to reach agreement over its proposal to refinance the Quinn Group ended without resolution last night. The state-owned bank is seeking a postponement of a High Court hearing tomorrow, to confirm the appointment of administrators to Quinn Insurance. Quinn […]

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Published in Car Insurance

New car registrations up 90% for March

April 2nd, 2010
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Today’s statistics from the Motorcheck.ie Car Index show that a dramatic increase in new car registrations for March has reversed last years trend of falling sales for the first quarter. The official figures for March show an increase of 90% for passenger vehicles registered in Ireland as against the same month in 2009 (7,291 registered […]

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Published in Car Sale Stats
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