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We need a dedicated minister to control insurance industry. Time to call Dorothea

Published 12/11/2015 | 02:30

The benefit of having a long-serving parliamentarian as Taoiseach (Enda Kenny celebrated 40 years as a TD last week) is to draw on experience when identical problems of past administrations, such as spiralling insurance premiums, recur.

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Since January 2014, motor insurance costs have escalated by 34.9pc, with prospects of a further 15pc hike.

Motor insurance, unlike other non-life products, isn't optional - 2.6 million vehicles must have insurance cover or it's a criminal offence.

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