Category: Car Insurance

  • Travelers Insurance (Ireland) to exit the car insurance market

    Travelers Insurance (Ireland) have announced that they are to exit the Irish car insurance market from October 2011. This is disappointing development for Irish consumers as it will only serve to reduce competition and increase car insurance prices. Travelers began providing car insurance to Irish consumers who had previous driving convictions and for many years they were one of a very limited number of insurers operating in this space. They went on to become the insurer behind Wrightway Underwriting car insurance policies but when Zurich acquired Wrightway in 2007 this business was transferred to Zurich. Travelers then became the main…

  • Civil Service Car Insurance | Ireland | Civil Servant Car Insurance

    Martin Insurance is delighted to be able to offer discounted rates to civil servants. We access a panel of more than 20 specialist car insurance companies. Many of the insurers we work with are household names such as Zurich, Allianz & Aviva but we also work with specialist niche insurance companies & underwriters such as KennCo Highway, Travelers, Kiln & Asgard. Who are Martin Insurance? Martin Insurance is part of Martin Insurance Brokers, a company with a 30 year history in the Irish insurance market, regulated by The Central Bank of Ireland. We don’t do call centres, so when you deal with Martin Insurance your call…

  • Received a conviction for drink driving but still want named drivers to have use of your vehicle

    We recently received the following question: ‘My husband has been convicted of drink driving. I use his jeep also as he has open drive cover. Am i still OK to drive his jeep’? The most important thing here is to assume that if the policy holder has received a conviction for drink driving, there is no cover under the policy unless you have contacted the insurance company and they have agreed to extend cover. I would obtain something in writing for your records also as evidence that an agreement is in place. Every insurer is different. Some insurers may agree…

  • Had a car accident? What next?

    You have been involved in a road traffic accident & you want to know, what happens next? Here are some examples: Example 1: No other car involved. No passengers in your car. Your car is damaged and you may have an injury. Lets deal with the damage to your car first: If you have comp cover on your car then ring the insurance company who will send an assessor to inspect the car. You need to get in touch with a repairer who will agree the repair cost with the insurance company assessor. It can be an advantage to use…

  • Young Drivers Car Insurance – Call Martin Insurance for a competitive quote today!

    Martin Insurance are delighted to announce that we have partnered with a specialist A-rated insurer to provide excellent value car insurance to young male and female drivers in Replublic of Ireland. We can quote excellent rates for males and females with provisional or full licence from age 17 up. Call us for a quote on 1890-399-399 for our best rate. Quotes are available on the website also but we can offer considerable discounts if you contact us directly.

  • An overview of the penalty points in Ireland

    The Road Traffic Act 2002 introduced the concept of penalty points being issued for motoring offences. This Act provides for 69 offences which can attract penalty points. How does the penalty points system work? Penalty point offences are recorded on your driving licence if: 1.You are convicted of a driving offence that attracts penalty points, or 2.You are served with a fixed fine notice in respect of an alleged offence that attracts penalty points and you opt to pay the fine rather than having the matter referred to the courts for determination. No driver in Ireland is allowed drive a…