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Nine Scenic Drives That Make the Most of Autumn in Ireland

We think autumn is the best season of the year to experience Ireland in all its colourful glory. Autumn in Ireland means crisp, dewy mornings and prolonged sunshine. It means strolling down multi-coloured streets kicking the leaves as you go. Autumn is also perfect for a road trip as most tourists have kissed the Blarney Stone and gone home. This leaves the country roads quiet and the most popular spots less congested.

But the best reason for an autumn road trip is to see the vibrant Autumn foliage and wild nature displays. The colours will dazzle you. You’ll also hear the roar of the red deer stags and the chatter of ...

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Motor Insurers’ Insolvency Compensation Fund

Over recent weeks and months there has been on-going discussions and coverage in the media regarding a new charge that will apply to all motor insurance premiums. The resulting outcome is the establishment of the Motor Insurers’ Insolvency Compensation Fund (MIICF) which comes into effect from 1st December 2018.

What is the MIICF?

From December 1st a 2% contribution will be collected from all motor insurer premiums generated to directly fund the MIICF. The purpose of the MIICF is to build up a reserve fund, administered by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI), to ensure that outstanding policyholder claims can b...

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Keep Your Animals Safe and Secure at Halloween

As the dark evenings draw in and we approach the end of October we see signs of this year’s Halloween festivities beginning. Halloween can be exciting for us humans as we head into the dark cold winter but what about our pets?

Halloween can be traumatic and alarming to animals with sudden loud and high pitched sounds and flashing lights in the sky. They have a much higher frequency of hearing than we do and no way of making sense of what is happening. Anything unpredictable in their environment will alert their ‘fight or flight’ response, priming them to run and hide for safety or be aggressive to protect themselves. I...

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Are You Covered This Halloween?

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Halloween is a fun family tradition, however in-between pumpkin carving, party planning, costume making and trick or treating it’s important to stay safe over the spooky season. We’ve put together some areas to keep in mind, including; Pumpkin safety, keep your property accident free, safe driving and pet anxiety so you can enjoy the Halloween break.

Pumpkin Safety

Pumpkin scented (or not) candles are very popular during Halloween, so make sure to be extra careful as candles are dangerous and can cause considerable damage to your property. Pumpkin carving is a common activity this month so take extra precautions if you ...

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Official Launch of North Down Women's Rugby Sponsored By Allianz NI

History was made on a damp night in Newtownards yesterday when, after months of hard work North Down Women’s Rugby was officially launched.

Last July, Allianz Northern Ireland, agreed a sponsorship deal with North Down Women’s Rugby as the official shirt sponsor of the newly formed side.

North Down Women’s Rugby is an amalgamation of players from Ards RFC, Bangor RFC and Donaghadee RFC and will play in the Ulster Rugby Women's Development League. All players will remain members of the respective clubs but will train and play matches as North Down Women’s Rugby.

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Back to School Tips and Tricks

With the memories of summer distantly behind us and the darker mornings beginning to kick in it can be hard to manage the hectic, long days. So here are some helpful tips that we think will make the ‘back to school’ transition a little easier such as creating fromafamily calendars, meal time prep and safety precautions for daily commutes. We want you to carry out your day in the safest, simplest way for you.

Family Calendar

With so many activities starting back after the summer it can be difficult to remember who is going where and on what day. What we suggest here at Allianz is to have family weekly whiteboard/ chalkb...

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