Yesterday’s protest in Dublin’s Merrion Square saw people from every corner of the country highlight the plight of skyrocketing car insurance.
People’s premiums have gone through the sunroof (so to speak) with quotes of up to 60% more than what people paid in 2015.
The cost of car insurance is dangerous to motorists as many who can’t pay but need to drive will simply take a risk without insurance.
“It’s been getting out of hand for quite a while now,” said Cian Griffin, from the motoring blog Ireland Underground.
“I know all young drivers have been paying quite a bit for a number of years, but it’s starting to affect the entire demographic of Ireland [now] – so everyone’s insurance costs are going up, and it’s getting very frustrating, especially trying to afford it, along with all the other bills we have to afford with rent and tax and all the rest.
“It’s kind of gone past breaking point now, and we decided to do something about it, and that’s why we’re here today.”
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