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  • UK to remove insurance barriers for self-driving cars

    Insurance barriers to be removed for self-driving cars New insurance rules are now being introduced in Britain plans to ensure victims of accidents involving self-driving cars are compensated quickly. This will aid in opening up the self-driving car market by removing a major obstacle to the nascent industry. Up until now, the introduction of self-driving cars has been hampered by...


  • Gardai surrounds Kildare towns and seizes cars

    Gardai siezes cars in Kildare Gardai surrounded several Kildare towns last Friday night in a task known as Operation Surround. The Operation aims to clamp down on drink driving and road traffic crime. During the evening, one man was arrested and four vehicles were seized from motorists suspected of driving while under the influence. Operation Surround saw Naas District Gardai...

  • Irish motorists should get cheaper insurance cover from abroad

    Irish motorists should get cheaper insurance cover from abroad An Oireachtas committee set up to tackle rip-off motor insurance in Ireland is to recommend changes be implemented as soon as possible. They maintain that Irish motorists should be able to get cheaper car insurance abroad. The Dail's finance committee is also critical of the "considerable" amounts of money which Irish...

  • New Insurance database of fraudulent insurance claims

    Fraudulent insurance claims database The government is compiling a new Insurance database of fraudulent insurance claims is on the way to tackle rocketing costs of premiums. The Cabinet has proposed that a national record of uninsured drivers be established as soon as possible after consideration of a report by junior minister Eoghan Murphy. Judges will have the responsibility to update...

  • Car insurance scammers target Christmas shoppers in car parks

    Scammers target Christmas shoppers Fraudsters are targeting innocent drivers in car parks who are out Christmas shopping by lodging bogus claims against them. Insurance companies are warning customers to be vigilant as a spike in the scam has been recorded recently especially during the festive season. Aviva sent out the following message to customers by email in which they said,...

  • Insurance scammers staging fake road crashes

    Insurance scammers staging fake road crashes for fraudulent claims New footage of insurance scammers emerged last night on RTÉ’s Prime Time which shows insurance fraudsters staging road crashes in order to lodge fraudulent claims. In a sting operation, Gardai covertly recorded footage of a group of individuals staging their fake road collision. RTE's Prime Time showed two crashes which were...

  • UK motor insurance fraudsters target Ireland

    UK motor insurance fraudsters target Ireland Investigators have said that motor insurance fraudsters are now travelling from the UK to stage crashes here in Ireland with the express purpose of exploiting, what they believe to be, the lucrative compensation environment that exists here in Ireland. The criminals know that Ireland has some of the strictest data protection policies in the...

  • Motor Insurance Industry Under Fire

    The motor industry and Central Bank are being accused of throwing Irish consumers to the wolves over the massive costs of car insurance in this country. Insurance premiums are spiralling out of control and an Oireachtas committee has been warned that the rapidly rising premiums are unlikely to be reversed any time soon. The Joint Committee on Finance, in a...