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Irish Consumers’ Differing Views on Overstating Insurance Claims Revealed

Research from Allianz conducted by Red C Research reveals:

Adding small extra items to exaggerate a claim seen as least fraudulent by consumers

  • One quarter of consumers would hesitate to report someone making a fraudulent claim
  • 8% likely to exaggerate a car insurance claim

Consumers in Ireland have a fear of being identified if they report fraudulent insurance claims, and yet large portions of society have differing views as to what constitutes insurance fraud. These are among the findings of new research conducted by Red C Research for one of Ireland’s leading insurers, Allianz.

These findings follow on from earlier resea...

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12 Great Irish Drives: Cruise along Louth's Cooley Peninsula with family thrills at Carlingford Lough

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 heads for Louth, taking in the thrills of Carlingford Lough and awe-inspiring views along the Cooley Peninsula.

Name: The Cooley Peninsula Scenic Drive. Find a map of our suggested route here, and see a full map of the region here.Where: County Louth, or ‘the wee county’, small but rich in every way.The route: Start at Dundalk on the N52 for the...

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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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