Colin tweetz:

@Shane_RossTD Any comment on this insurance quote?… (Female, 32 , no penalty points, EU license, resident 5 years)

Administration charge?


Related: Savings down the road: Report tackling rip-off car insurance premiums will take two years to be implemented (The Irish Sun)

38 thoughts on “How Much?

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Shane Ross is looking for ‘comments ‘?!? Ross, you are in Government, you have Ministerial responsibility for transport – would you ever eff off you utter disgrace. I’m a pro Independent voter – what a sad and sorry disappointment you have been. Resign you waster.

      1. Rainy Day

        I do not think you understand how twitter works…..someone else has tweeted this example and is looking for a comment from Ross,, that is why he referenced his twitter handle….
        Scarlet for you.

        1. bertie blenkinsop

          Just so I have this clear….Shane Ross isn’t a 32 year old female with no penalty points either?

      1. Taanbuaagam

        I saw that. Jays the culling of public services will never end. It’s either that or the cyclist lobby is stepping up their game

  1. Joe Cool

    That’s like the quotes you’d get when you first started driving. In 98 my first quote was £2100. It’s a bloody joke

  2. DV

    Insurance fraud is the big issue. I had a woman trip over her own feet in my shop during the summer. She acknowledged it was her fault and all was fine. 3 months later and a solicitors letter arrived with a completely fictional version of events. She’ll most likely get a few bob and my premium will go up

    1. 15p

      i reckon ireland has to be one of the most litigious nations in the world. i think it stems from the people of ireland being financially kept down for years, so a quick sue and ya might come into a winfall and then ya dont have to worry about not earning much, getting taxed lots, and having extra bills landed on you along with ridic rents etc.

      1. Junkface

        I think its our theiving culture. We must have the highest bicycle theft rates in the world! Also when Irish society has nicknames like “Compo” for the regular fraud claims that occurs week in week out we have to admit its a culture. Like dole culture, which is something a lot of European countries have difficulty understanding, except for the UK where its a similar problem.

      2. DV

        As a commenter noted here on a different thread, it’s possibly to do with our Catholic lineage. Think Italy, Spain, South/Latin America, the Paddies, We’re all a bunch of crooks. Compare us to those of Lutheran lineage…they’re all so straightlaced and trustworthy

      3. DV

        Also, a friend works for a car rental company near the airport. They flat out refuse to rent cars to a certain irish minority. He said they often incur legal action as a result but it’s worth dealing with.
        What used to happen regularly was the car would be rented. Driver with 4 passengers would slam on brakes at a roundabout or junction. All 5 adults would role out of with whiplash and chi Ching

        1. bertie blenkinsop

          “All 5 adults would role out of with whiplash and chi Ching”

          Ah good aul Chi Ching, hasn’t really been in much since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

    2. ____

      Fraud is certainly an issue but not the main one.

      Insurance companies have to keep large sums to cover future pay-outs. They take a lot of that and invest it. Over the last decade they’ve made huge losses on their investments and are charging extra now to try and cover those losses.

      1. Kieran NYC

        They’re also not allowed to invest as much now, because of those previous losses. And interest rates are through the floor.

  3. Murtles

    This government can’t fart without spending at least €200,000 on some sort of report to find out what has been blatantly obviously all along.
    * Have to reduces legal costs. You don’t say.
    * Insurance pay outs for minor injuries are too high. Get away, you genius.
    * Need more enforcement to catch uninsured drivers. Well cut my legs off and call me shorty, never though of that.

  4. Kolmo

    If we are in the EU – how is it not possible for me to ring an insurance company in Estonia or France to insure my car in ireland? Did they lobby the laughably malleable minister responsible to cut off that benefit to the citizen, like the pharmacists did..

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