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Why is it Against the Law to Drive Without Motor Insurance?

Have you ever thought it odd that it is compulsory to buy motor insurance, but not compulsory to purchase other types of insurance, e.g. home, travel, and pet insurance? (Although you will struggle to get a mortgage if you do not have Home Buildings cover in place).

There is a compulsory element to motor insurance. That is the requirement to insure your legal liability for injury caused to other persons, and damage caused to the property of others. This is commonly referred to as ‘third party’ cover. It is not compulsory to be covered either comprehensively or for fire and theft risks.

Why is Motor Insurance Compulsory?

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12 Great Irish Drives: Braveheart ruins in Meath's Boyne Valley

For summer 2019, we are partnering with theJournal.ie 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 passes by high crosses, passage tombs and blockbuster filming locations in Meath’s Boyne Valley.

Name: The Boyne Valley Drive. See a map of the full route here.Where: Co MeathThe route: From central Dublin head for Blanchardstown, into Meath and the Hill of Tara. Head northwest to Kells and Loughcrew, then back east to Brú na Boinne for Newgrang...

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Home Safety Tips for Your Kids

Your home is a great place for you to sit back and relax with your children. You should be able to feel confident in the knowledge that your children are safe in your home. As your children grow and learn, becoming more adventurous, accidents can happen. It can be helpful to put some preventative measures in place that can help your child to stay safe in the home, and to be aware of the risks that exist.

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Water Safety - Kids

Whether you’re bathing your new-born, letting your toddler splash around in the bath, or playing in the paddling pool in the back garden, water is great fun for children. However, it does present a number of dange...

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Training Your New Dog

The stress of a new home can potentially reduce your dog’s capacity to learn new behaviours. Creating a calm environment and following these tips can help to ease the transition into their new home.

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Make a Den

Create a cosy ‘den,’ maybe using a crate with soft bedding, food, and water bowls and a chewy toy stuffed with treats. Bring something from their previous home to add in if possible. It will become their place of refuge to rest and feel safe and relaxed on their own. Limit access to the rest of the house until they are well settled in to the den and the room it occupies. This also helps prevent furniture being che...

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A Weekend Stay in the Yurts at Teapot Lane

What is a Yurt?

It may sound like a strange name; what exactly is a yurt? Yurts originated from parts of Central Asia, and are the traditional dwellings used by nomads that have been used for at least 3,000 years. Unlike camping, Yurts are elevated from the ground with solid timber flooring. Made up of a wooden frame cover with felt or canvas, they are warm, cosy and sturdy, offering you a comfortable overnight stay in unique surroundings.

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Things to know for your Stay

You may have to bend to get through the door, but once inside this unique dwelling you can stand up with ease, helping you to take in all that this glampin...

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12 Great Irish Drives: Coastal Scenery on the Hook Peninsula

For summer 2019, we are partnering with the Journal.ie to bring you the 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 soaks up the coastal scenery on Wexford’s Hook Peninsula, stopping at an 800-year-old lighthouse along the way.

Ring of Hook Lighthouse

Name: The Ring of Hook – see a full map of the route here.

Where: Co Wexford

The route: A loop along the Hook Peninsula, taking in Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.

What makes it one of Ireland’s Great ...

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