Learner or first time owner? Car insurance explained.

You’ve got the theory test, the learner permit, the lessons, picked out your first car – now it’s time to get your own car insurance policy. While the process can feel like a mystery or a learning curve, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s our guide to what you need and what the options mean.… Continue reading Learner or first time owner? Car insurance explained.

How to spend €100 by saving on AA car insurance!

What would you do if you had €100 burning a hole in your pocket? With AA Car Insurance, you can find out! We’re offering a 50% No Claims Discount and a whopping €100 off if you apply for a quote online. AA Roadwatch’s Esther O’Moore Donohoe and Chris Jones put on their thinking caps and… Continue reading How to spend €100 by saving on AA car insurance!

9% of Motorists Admit Kids Are Driving Distraction

The AA is urging motorists to take all precautions necessary when travelling with children as back-to-school season gets underway, after 9% of drivers admitted to having been involved in collisions or near-misses while attending to a child in the car. An AA survey of almost 11’000 motorists found that 7.5% of drivers had been involved in… Continue reading 9% of Motorists Admit Kids Are Driving Distraction

AA CEO talks rising car insurance costs

Our CEO Brendan Nevin joined Chris O’Donoghue on Newstalk’s Breakfast show to discuss the 26% year-on-year rise in car insurance premiums. During the show, Brendan outlined these three key reasons as to why premiums are climbing: Fraudulent claims: A perennial issue in which the honest car insurance customer is continuing to pick up the bill, adding… Continue reading AA CEO talks rising car insurance costs

Which star sign attracts the most penalty points?

Motorists in Ireland born under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio are attracting the most penalty points, according to the AA. With one eye playfully on the stars, the AA has carried out an extensive analysis of over 110,000 of its motor insurance customers, revealing those born between October 23 and November 21 are getting ‘stung’… Continue reading Which star sign attracts the most penalty points?

Rising motor insurance prices

Words by Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs at AA Ireland For the Irish motorist the big issue of 2015 is rising motor insurance prices. We are seeing a year-on-year increase of about 20% for ordinary drivers with ordinary insurance risks. Anyone who has a non-standard risk for any reason could face an even bigger increase… Continue reading Rising motor insurance prices

Why You Should Never Drive With An Overcrowded Car

16% have travelled with more passengers than seats within last 2 years As schools start back today, the AA is calling on mums and dads to be disciplined and say no if asked to give a lift home to another child if their car is already full.  The message comes after the AA quizzed more… Continue reading Why You Should Never Drive With An Overcrowded Car

AA launches revealing report in the wake of new gender equalization rules

Men in Ireland are more confident but more reckless behind the wheel than their female counterparts according to a new gender analysis report issued today by AA Motor Insurance.  While males, particularly young male drivers, are broadly known to present a higher insurance risk, the AA’s report further breaks down driver behaviours to allow for… Continue reading AA launches revealing report in the wake of new gender equalization rules

Beware of falling squirrels! Squirrel caused €7000 motor insurance claim.

Our colleagues in the UK AA Motor Insurance team dealt with a rather unusual claim recently involving a squirrel.  The falling animal dropped into the open topped vehicle of one of their female customers causing her to loose control in sheer fright and swerve into a tree.  To catch the full story online click here.

Tell us what you think about the ECJ gender ruling

From December 21st 2012 the use of gender as a risk factor when calculating motor insurance premiums will be illegal.  This is as a result of a ruling by the European Court of Justice and despite statistical evidence that claims paid out to male drivers, particularly young males, are significantly more than those paid out… Continue reading Tell us what you think about the ECJ gender ruling