Fianna Fáil deputy Timmy Dooley is demanding action on the rising cost of car insurance. Over the last three years car insurance premiums have increased by more than 60%.

Irish drivers are paying more than ever to keep their own transport on the road. In addition, insurance companies are becoming more discerning about who they are offering cover to. According to some

According to some reports 2,000 people were refused a quote last year, compared to just 53 in 2008 and this, in turn, is leading to more uninsured drivers on our roads. Government inaction on this has prompted criticism from Clare Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley who claimed that those who are most affected include younger and older people, returning emigrants and those with older vehicles. According to Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fáil had a motion before the Dáil in May of this year which received widespread support. “We demanded greater action on the

Government inaction on this has prompted criticism from Clare Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley who claimed that those most affected include younger and older people, returning emigrants and those with older vehicles. According to Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fáil had a motion before the Dáil in May of this year which received widespread support. “We demanded greater action on the

According to Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fáil had a motion before the Dáil in May of this year which received widespread support. “We demanded greater action on the spiraling cost of motor insurance, as well as on public liability and employer insurance. “People contact my office every single day after having received their insurance renewal, worried about how they’ll pay the increased costs and trying to work out what their next move will be. “In some cases, the premiums have risen so much that people simply cannot afford them and are contemplating giving up their car or even continuing to drive without insurance. “Four main groups of drivers are being hampered by

“People contact my office every single day after having received their insurance renewal, worried about how they’ll pay the increased costs and trying to work out what their next move will be. “In some cases, the premiums have risen so much that people simply cannot afford them and are contemplating giving up their car or even continuing to drive without insurance. “Four main groups of drivers are being hampered by

“In some cases, the premiums have risen so much that people simply cannot afford them and are contemplating giving up their car or even continuing to drive without insurance. “Four main groups of drivers are being hampered by

“Four main groups of drivers are being hampered by spiraling premium increases; younger and older drivers, returning emigrants and drivers of vehicles older than 10 years.” Deputy Dooley said that Fianna Fáil forced the Government to act on the issue last year, however, their implementation of recommendations arising from the Working Group on Insurance has been painfully slow. “Many of the timelines associated with the recommendations and action points have been pushed out until the middle of 2018 pending the drafting of legislation. “The question needs to be asked why Minister Michael D’Arcy hasn’t been drafting this legislation in tandem with rolling out the recommendations? “Motorists are still receiving premium rises in excess of 30% and 40%, and there seems to be no end in sight. What’s worse is that many are being refused a quote.” As a result of this

Deputy Dooley said Fianna Fáil forced the Government to act on the issue last year, however, their implementation of recommendations arising from the Working Group on Insurance has been painfully slow. “Many of the timelines associated with the recommendations and action points have been pushed out until the middle of 2018 pending the drafting of legislation. “The question needs to be asked why Minister Michael D’Arcy hasn’t been drafting this legislation in tandem with rolling out the recommendations? “Motorists are still receiving premium rises in excess of 30% and 40%, and there seems to be no end in sight. What’s worse is that many are being refused a quote.” As a result of this

“Many of the timelines associated with the recommendations and action points have been pushed out until the middle of 2018 pending the drafting of legislation. “The question needs to be asked why Minister Michael D’Arcy hasn’t been drafting this legislation in tandem with rolling out the recommendations? “Motorists are still receiving premium rises in excess of 30% and 40%, and there seems to be no end in sight. What’s worse is that many are being refused a quote.” As a result of this

“The question needs to be asked why Minister Michael D’Arcy hasn’t been drafting this legislation in tandem with rolling out the recommendations? “Motorists are still receiving premium rises in excess of 30% and 40%, and there seems to be no end in sight. What’s worse is that many are being refused a quote.” As a result of this

“Motorists are still receiving premium rises in excess of 30% and 40%, and there seems to be no end in sight. What’s worse is that many are being refused a quote.” As a result of this

As a result of this debacle, Deputy Dooley believes that too many drivers are now choosing to not renew their insurance and drive on our roads uninsured. In conclusion, he stated, “The Government needs to up the pace and implement the recommendations, draft the legislation, and stop the premiums from rising any more.”