Sunday 24 June 2018

Angry drivers fear elevated insurance premiums will now become new norm

Brendan Nevin, AA Ireland chief executive
Brendan Nevin, AA Ireland chief executive
Charlie Weston

Charlie Weston

Car insurance costs are falling, according to official statistics. The cost of cover fell by 12.8pc in the year to February, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

But drivers still report getting elevated premium quotes, with many questioning the CSO findings.

Hikes in quotes of €100 are not unusual, even though drivers have had no accidents, avoided penalty points and have not made claims in the last year.

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