Camper Van in France

Driving to France for the Euros?

June 1st, 2016, by   David   D

So you’ve managed to get yourself a ticket for the Euros this June and decided the best way to go is by car. Driving abroad is no easy task at the best of times so it’s important to prepare for your journey. Here’s some useful advice to make your journey as pleasant and stress free as possible!


Some documents are mandatory for driving abroad. Make sure to pack the following:

Your licence – Make sure your drivers licence is valid and up to date. You won’t get far without it.

Log book – The Vehicle registration document V5 is a mandatory requirement when driving abroad. In France this may be referred to as a "Cart... Read More

Ellen Keane

Ellen Keane Writes Her First Road to Rio Diary

July 29th, 2016, by   David   D

May has been such a busy month for me. In the week leading into the Europeans all of my second-year assignments were due, I also had a couple of practical exams and now I’ve come back to written exams. It’s been tough. I get so stressed out about exams and, even without realising it, I’m wasting so much energy. I didn’t swim well at Europeans and when the head coach (Jim Laverty) asked me what was wrong I had to explain just how tired I felt. He was like, ‘OK, this isn’t the main goal this year so just try your hardest and enjoy yourself, there’s no expectation on you.’ I was really grateful for that but, at the same ... Read More

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April CSR Round Up

May 19th, 2016, by   David   D

April was a busy month for Allianz with a number of events taking place as part of the Active & Aware and Team Allianz CSR campaigns.

See Change

We are currently working with See Change to help create an environment where people are positive about their own and others wellbeing. On April 4th & 5th our Wellbeing Champions attended Mental Health First Aid Training in Saint John of God Hospital. These volunteers will be the ‘go to team’ and will provide direction and clarity for colleagues in need of support.

Chris Flack from Unplug visited us on 7th April to give a talk on How to Unplug and destress from modern day technol... Read More

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Pet Trends for Ireland in 2015

May 10th, 2016, by   David   D

Here at Allianz Ireland we insure lots of pets, from German Shepherds to miniature Yorkshire Terriers, from Rag Dolls to Tabbies and many more. We wanted to understand who insures their pets?  Are  they neutered? Microchipped? And what are the most common breeds and names for dogs and cats in Ireland!

We have some really interesting findings, for example: Of our pet insurance policies sold last year, a huge 90% where for dogs! So it seems, we really are dog people. Interestingly the German Shepherd is the most commonly insured dog in Ireland, and oddly in Kilkenny the most commonly insured dog is the Hungarian Vizsla!

F... Read More

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Insurance Ireland to Host Insurance Europe International Conference

April 28th, 2016, by   David   D

Insurance Ireland exclusively hosts the 8th Insurance Europe International Conference in Dublin on Wednesday, 25th May 2016. Learn more about the extensive programme of events they have put together to mark this event and Insurance Ireland’s 30th anniversary at

Insurance Europe Conference

Pictured left to right - Kevin Thompson, Insurance Ireland, Ciaran McGettrick, Insurance Ireland and Michaela Koller, Insurance Europe

The theme of the conference is ‘Serving our Customer in Tomorrow’s World’. Over 600 delegates from 50 countries will join the debate on several serious issues facing both the insurance industry and wider societ... Read More

Irish Paralympic Swimmers

Six-Strong Team for IPC Swimming European Open Championships

April 20th, 2016, by   David   D

Paralympics Ireland has announced a very competitive team to represent Ireland at the Paralympic (IPC) Swimming European Open Championships which will take place in Funchal, Portugal, from May 1st to May 7th.

The Irish team, which is sponsored by Allianz, is made up of World Championship bronze medallist and double Paralympian (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) Ellen Keane along with fellow London Paralympians, James Scully and Jonathan McGrath. The team also features Ailbhe Kelly and Nicole Turner who made their debut on the international stage at the 2015 World Championships, while 14-year-old Barry McClements is competi... Read More

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