North Kildare TD is urging Government to tackle high insurance premiums

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North Kildare TD is urging Government to tackle high insurance premiums
23:42 Thursday 17th of May 2018

A North Kildare TD is calling on the Government to step up its efforts to tackle the high motor insurance premiums in Ireland, by working in collaboration with other EU countries on the issue.

Deputy Frank O'Rourke said: “We are now more than a year after the publication of the cost of insurance working Group Report and the progress to-date on the cost of motor insurance is to say the very least, very modest.”

He said:“The Government recently followed my proposal and is now working with Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Austria on reducing the cost of medicines. I proposed this approach last year to assist in reducing the cost of Motor Insurance and I am now calling on the Government again, to work with other EU countries to reduce the cost of insurance. Having a co-ordinated approach with other countries against the powerful insurance companies will in my view pay dividends.”

Deputy O'Rourke said: “Since getting elected, I have campaigned to have the cost of motor insurance reduced. We have seen modest improvements on the cost of insurance, but much more needs to be done.”

He said:“The message must go out to all that we are determined to get fairer motor insurance premiums for Irish motorists. Many Kildare motorists continue to make contact with me in relation to their rising costs and I am determined to keep a focus on this important issue for Kildare motorists.”

Deputy O'Rourke said:“The recently published National Development Plan, never mentioned the importance of tacking the rising cost of living and addressing the cost of insurance is one key element of that.”

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