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Electric Vehicles - What’s in It for You?

Are Electric Vehicles an Option for You?

You might think electric cars are a new innovation but they have been around in one form or another since 1828 when Ányos Jedlik installed his electric motor in a small model car. Since then, issues around range and battery power have hindered the development. In recent years with the environmental benefits driving innovation these issues have begun to be resolved. Yet, here in Ireland their popularity have not taken off just yet with just 3,751 electric vehicles (EV’s) currently registered on Irish roads. Therefore we have looked at the in’s and out’s of EV’s to see if they are...

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2018

The beautiful Antrim Castle Gardens will be abuzz from the 4th - 6th May as the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2018 returns for its three day festival of flowers, food and family fun where local growers, food and beverage producers, artists and entertainers await you.  Allianz has supported people and communities since 1890 and has proudly supported this great community event for the last 8 years. 

What’s Happening?

Flowers

As always, gardening experts will be on hand to advise the best way to develop and innovate your garden. This year’s feature garden, “Meditation Garden”, will demonstrate the positive effect gardening ha...

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What is Insurable Interest?

The purpose of insurance is to return you to the same financial position after a loss as you were in before the loss occurred.

Therefore if you will not suffer financially from the loss of or damage to property (a car or an item in your home) then you cannot insure that property. To put this another way, you must have an insurable interest in the property you propose to insure.

It is obvious that if you own something, having paid for it, then you have an insurable interest in it. If someone steals your bicycle you will suffer financially from that loss.

In a lot of cases ownership isn’t just as clear cut as this. What if...

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Why Do Insurers Investigate the Cause of Claims?

Insurers must determine if the cause of loss or damage is covered by the insurance policy, this is referred to as Proximate Cause. Insurance policies cover specified perils and benefits. Also they are subject to conditions (which are rules that insurers expect Customers to follow in order for policy cover to apply); and exclusions (circumstances under which cover does not apply).

When considering the cause of loss or damage the insurer is concerned with the Proximate Cause. In many cases this will be obvious. For example, I once struck a gatepost while reversing my car into a driveway. The damage to my car was caused a...

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Top Tips for Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car doesn’t have to be a daunting process. In fact, if you use some of these top tips, you could end up getting yourself a great deal. The first important task is to narrow your options down to a shortlist of potential models. You may be just looking to upgrade a few years, or you might need to find a different type of car due to changes in circumstance, like a longer or shorter commute or the need for more space with a growing family.

Prioritise What it Will Be Used For

When compiling your shortlist of potential models to consider it’s worthwhile to sit down and work out just how you‘re going to use your ...

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Sinead Kane Aims for a Hat-trick of World Records

This coming Sunday, May 6th, our courageous Brand Ambassador, Sinead Kane, will be attempting her third Guinness World Record. This time, Sinead is determined to achieve the furthest distance run by a female on a treadmill in 24 hours and to smash the current record of 247.2km (just under 6 marathons back to back), which has stood for the last 14 years.

In the coming weeks, our courageous Brand Ambassador, Sinead Kane, will be attempting her third Guinness World Record.  This time, Sinead is determined to achieve the furthest distance run on a treadmill in 24 hours and to smash the current record of 247.2km, which has ...

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