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Glossary of Insurance Terms

At Allianz, we realise that insurance can sometimes be complicated. This is why we've created this Glossary of Terms where insurance terminology is simplified and explained for you.

Principles of Insurance

Your policy of insurance is a contract. You pay the agreed premium. In return your insurer provides the insurance cover for a defined period of time.

The Principles of Insurance are basic rules which apply to insurance contracts. They include the following:

Utmost Good FaithA contract of insurance requires that both the policyholder and the insurer are honest with each other and that they hide no information of relevanc...

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Pearse Stadium Match Day Tips

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Parking

Salthill is a notoriously congested area on match day and Allianz League games attract increased traffic into the city; and especially to the Salthill and Pearse Stadium areas. Projected journey time tends to be a bit longer than usual as a result of traffic congestion – so make sure to arrive nice and early.

Locating parking spaces can also be challenging and on street parking is very limited. Be warned that illegally parked cars will attract unwanted fines and risk being towed away.

It is recommended to park in a designated car park along the Salthill Promenade; o...

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Spring Clean Your Car from the Inside Out

As we say goodbye to the dark and dreary winter months; now is the perfect time to spruce up your car and show it a little TLC.

There are many reasons, good reasons for cleaning your car, and it’s not just so it looks good. A clean car can reduce distractions when driving, it can ease wear and tear on the car’s interior and exterior, it can prevent corrosion and rust, remove allergens from the ventilation system and boost its resale value.

You don’t have to do much to keep your car clean. With these handy tips and tricks your motor will look marvelous in no time. With this in mind, it’s time to roll up those sleeves.

Let...

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Driving in Ice and Snow

With the cold weather approaching there is likely to be ice and snow over the coming days. This can be very dangerous for road users. Driving in these conditions is hazardous, even for the most experienced drivers among us. Visibility is affected and cars can become difficult to control. Here are some tips to ensure for a safe trip while tackling ice or snow on the roads.

Make Sure Your Car is Prepared

It is good practice to remember that your journey begins before you start the car. There are a couple of necessary checks all motorists should carry out. Firstly, it is crucial that window wipers are fully functional, bot...

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Major Accidents and Emergencies in Young Dogs

Some more serious incidents that pet owners may have to deal with and respond to are as follows;

Note: In all emergency situations phone your vet first, let them know you are on your way and get guidance as to what to do in the meantime.

Car AccidentsThis is a very common emergency and, of course, best prevented by keeping your dog on a lead and under control at all times when out of the home. Some dogs rush out the front door as soon as it is opened so get in the habit of putting your dog into a closed room before you answer the door.If your dog is hit by a car try to stay calm and approach him very slowly and quietly...

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Brexit - Where to Start?

Brexit Event

Sean McGrath joined An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar at the IMN Indo Brexit Briefing at Trinity College this morning. From left to right: Peter Kilcullen - Chief Customer Officer Allianz, Sean McGrath - CEO Allianz, Leo Varadkar - An Taoiseach, Derbhail McDonald - IMN Group Business Editor

In business terms, it’s bleak and is certainly among this decade’s most complex conundrums - one that was born of confusion, obfuscation and politics.

It certainly wasn’t expected and a lot of people outside of the UK are still against it. But, like every unexpected surprise, it’s here now and our job as business leaders is to figure out ho...

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