Novice drivers and those on learner permits can expect to be hit with a €60 fine if they are caught driving unaccompanied or not displaying 'N' or 'L' plates from August 1, the Department of Transport has confirmed.
And learners and novices will also be disqualified from driving for six months if they receive seven penalty points, instead of the normal 12 that applies to fully qualified motorists.
Penalty points will also increase from two to three for speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone while driving.
The National Consumer Agency have just published their latest home insurance comparison survey. The survey examined eight consumer profiles across the country and found that you could make significant savings on your home insurance. Where all companies provided a quote, the average potential saving was €264. The survey also found:
- Savings of up to €421 for a 3-bedroom bungalow in Midleton, Co. Cork. The cheapest quote provided was for €279 while the most expensive quote was €700. The average quote for this profile was €403. (Profile 2)
- The biggest percentage difference in quotes provided, 162%, was for a 3-bedroom semi-detached house in Newbridge, Co. Kildare where the cheapest quote was €237 and the most expensive quote was €622. The average quote for this profile...