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What Is Telematics for Car Insurance?

“What gets measured gets improved” - Peter Drucker

My daughter turned 17 in April. I’m looking at the options for insuring her to drive. None of them are cheap.

Having been a motor insurance underwriter for many years I know there are good reasons for this.* Firstly, with no previous driving experience, she has not yet earned a No Claims Bonus. Secondly – and of much more concern to me as a parent – young and inexperienced drivers are much more at risk of being involved in a serious road traffic collision.

Statistics from the 2016 census record that 12.1% of the population of Ireland are in the age range 15 to 24 years1...

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What to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

So you’re thinking of becoming a landlord? Some people are led to believe there is very little work required, needing only to sit at home collecting your rent payments every month with minimal fuss; But don’t be fooled. There may be more to becoming a landlord than you think.

Know Your Responsibilities

As landlord, you have an abundance of responsibilities when it comes to your property and looking after your tenants. These fall under an “implied warranty of habitability”, which means that landlords must keep the home liveable. First steps include registering tenancy with the Residential Tenancy Board here and providing...

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Guide to Electric Vehicles - Battery Life

If you’re considering an electric vehicle (EV), there is more choice now than ever. As well, the quality of the offerings available is becoming increasingly better while the costs are becoming more competitive.

There are many advantages to an electric vehicle over a traditional combustion engine vehicle. A lack of local emissions, less noise both externally and inside while driving, and financial benefits such as lower rates of motor tax, maintenance, and running costs are positives. Plus, most mainstream EVs feature automatic transmissions, meaning less effort to drive.

Most of the current crop of electric vehicles f...

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Smart Technology Coming to a New Car Near You

Self-driving cars are on the way, but these vehicles won’t be widespread for a while yet. However, autonomy is not the only technology that car manufacturers are focusing on. Car makers are developing all kinds of systems that make our cars and driving experience safer, more secure, more convenient and more comfortable. Not all vehicles are available with this tech yet, but it is a good idea to become familiar with what is out there and what new car tech you should be looking for in your next car purchase.


Safety Systems

Many vehicles nowadays are offered with safety features such as forward collision warning with autom...

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The World of Marketing: An Intern’s Perspective

The world of marketing communications can be complex in any line of business, not to mention a global insurance company like Allianz. For Maynooth University student Sarah Pyke, her internship year was certainly one that helped her gain an abundance of experience; but it didn’t come without its complexities Sarah discusses her year working in Allianz, a year that “taught me so much more than a classroom ever could.” 


Getting Started

Working on the Marketing Communications team within Market Management, of which she says she loves the “atmosphere and buzz amongst my team”, Sarah finds her days filled with a variety of ac...

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12 Great Irish Drives: Explore the Otherworldly Burren – the Land that Inspired Tolkein

For summer 2019, we are partnering with  to bring you 12 Great Irish Drives: the most amazing road trips in the country. Whether it’s with friends, family or by yourself these trips should give you the courage to get in the car and go explore.

This week, Paul Wilson heads for the Burren, taking in Galway, Bunratty Castle and awe-inspiring views along the Caher Bridge.


Name: The Burren Drive. Find a full map of the region here.Where: Co ClareThe route: From Galway to Ballyvaughan, then Poulnabrone Dolmen, Carron, and The Ballyallaban Road. From there, head onward to Sheshymore, the Burren National Park, and...

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