First Ireland Easter Opening Hours 13th April 2017
First Ireland would like to wish all our customers a Happy Easter! Our Head Office in Parkgate Street and Branch Office in Leixlip will close to public from 5.30pm Thursday 13th April and will reopen at 9am Tuesday 18th April. If you wish to pay a premium or arrange a new policy quotation, you can do so via our website – just click here. Alternatively, click here to email us your query and we will respond to you when...
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Christmas, ‘Tis the Season to be Safe! 21st December 2016
With Christmas just around the corner, now it’s time to put up the last of the decorations, get the last of the shopping done and start enjoying the holiday season. With all the celebrations and festivities going on it is important to stay vigilant and be aware of the potential dangers in the home especially at this time of year. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without the warm glow of Christmas lights but always check that...
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Good News for First Time Buyers 20th December 2016
In recent weeks the Central Bank announced the decision to change the requirements for first time buyers seeking a mortgage. From January 1st the maximum loan-to-value (LTV) ratio for all first time buyers will be set at 90%. The changes aim to make it quicker and easier for first time buyers to get on the property ladder. The current rules, which came into effect in February 2015, will still apply to second time and subsequent buyers....
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Sitting your Driver Theory Test? 16th November 2016
From the 10th of October 2016 seventeen new questions have been added to the Driver Theory Test. The new questions are in direct response to a report (Fatal Collisions 2008-2012 Alcohol as a Factor) issued by the Road Safety Authority in June of this year which showed the significance of drink driving as a road safety issue. Two of these questions will now be included as part of each Driver Theory Test. The new questions will address issues such as...
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Save on your Winter Household Running Costs 21st October 2016
Summer has come and gone and now the short, cold and wet days of winter are fast approaching. There are preparations to be made for the likes of Halloween, Christmas and New Years but before all of that you may want to think about how to cut down on those larger winter household costs. For the majority of us, home heating is one of the largest household spends, especially during the cold months. However, there are...
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The Rising Cost of Car Insurance 14th October 2016
There has been a lot of media attention regarding the rising costs of motor insurance. Understandably, this is an issue which has caused a lot of frustration for many drivers, both young and old alike.   According to CSO Figures for September 2016, motor insurance premiums have seen an average increase of 25.2% in the last twelve months. This is on top of the rate increases experienced in the previous year. Many reasons have been attributed to...
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