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Made in Ireland

A History of Cars Manufactured on the Emerald Isle

Ireland has given the world colour photography, submarines, Guinness and Bono – you’re welcome – but Ireland isn’t exactly known for its contribution to the motoring world.

Ireland doesn’t initially spring to mind when talking about great car manufacturing countries, but Ireland does have an interesting automotive history, especially for such a small Island.

Actually, three cars have been produced on these shores as well as many others that were assembled in factories from CKD (complete knocked down) kits.

DeLorean DMC-12, Co. Antrim

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The most famous car made in Ireland is ...

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Eircode: How we Expect Irish Postal Codes to Change the Insurance Market

In November 2016 we began the roll out of Eircode across our personal lines products – commencing with Boat Insurance and concluding with Private Car Insurance in May 2017. The long overdue introduction of a postcode system is very much welcomed by Allianz.

It is estimated that more than 35% of Irish properties share their address with at least one other property, primarily in rural areas. Eircode was specifically designed to overcome the Irish problem of non-unique addresses. In a nutshell we now know where our customers are located. As you can imagine, for a business like ours that helps make a difference.

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Pet Loss Support

By Angela Hickey MVB

Allianz Pet Insurance staff regularly receive phone calls and letters from distressed pet owners who have just lost their companion animal through illness or injury.  When they call to cancel their pet’s policy they often find it hard to say the words “my pet has died.”  A very real loss has occurred and they need the understanding and support of others.  Allianz’s Pet Insurance staff (including 6 registered vet nurses and 2 consultant vets) are very aware of this need and are sensitive to how people are feeling at this difficult time. 

In 2010 Allianz sponsored the publication of the first leaflet ...

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London Bound for the Para Athletics World Championships

Allianz Brand Ambassadors Jason Smyth and Michael Mckillop lead an experienced Irish team to the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships in London’s Olympic stadium.

The Irish team boasts five Paralympic medallists and all ten athletes competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Led by multiple Paralympic gold medallists and defending World champions Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop this experienced team also features Cork's trio of throwing Paralympic medallists Noelle Lenihan, Orla Barry and Niamh McCarthy.

The Para Championships precede its able-bodied equivalent getting underway on July 14th, and already over 230,00...

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Telematics: What’s in It for the Average Motorist?

We hear the term Telematics frequently, but what does it mean? What value can it have for the average motorist and what impact will it have on the car insurance industry and on customer premiums.

What is Telematics?

Telematics in a motoring context refers to the computer and electronic technology that facilitates remote, real-time monitoring of a vehicle's location and the driving style of the vehicle owner or other parties.

Benefits to the Motorist

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From a drivers perspective, the benefits of having telematics in your vehicle are numerous. Telematics technology informs navigation, communication, safety, security and could...

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Top Tips for Driving through Europe

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Road trips are a great way to explore a country and get off the beaten track.

Driving through Europe is relatively easy if you are mindful of the different rules and laws of each country and knowing these before you hit the road can potentially save you a lot of time, money and trouble.

Bring your Own or Rent

Rentals

Are you going to drive your own car or are you going to rent a car? Unsure? Let us help you make up your mind:

BYO

There is a lot to be said for the sense of security and confidence that driving a familiar car can give you especially when driving on unfamiliar roads. There’s also less hassle involved compared to negot...

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