Charlie Weston in the Irish Independent http://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/car-insurance-premiums-set-for-doubledigit-hike-30914706.html
Prices shot up last year and are now set for similar increase DRIVERS have been warned to expect double-digit hikes in insurance premiums this year. Experts are blaming lawyers for inflating the cost of claims, which is causing premium hikes. The price rises will come on top of new figures from the Central Statistics Office showing that car insurance costs shot up by close to 12pc in the year to December. Higher insurance costs are countering sharp falls in petrol and diesel at the pumps. The average price of a litre of petrol has fallen by nearly 11pc since December and now stands at 131.6 cent, AA Ireland said. The sixth straight month of falling prices has also seen the price of diesel fall by 9.7pc to...