Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty will be in Wicklow next Wednesday 27th November for a public meeting as part of the campaign to end the insurance rip off. The meeting will take place at 7.30pm in the Royal Hotel, Bray.
Speaking ahead of the meeting Wicklow Sinn Féin TD John Brady said “I’m delighted that Pearse will be in Wicklow on Wednesday for a public meeting as part of the campaign to end the Insurance rip off. Recently I have been working with a number of Wicklow businesses that have really struggled to find insurance firstly and secondly insurance that is affordable. Unfortunately many businesses across the State have closed due to the rip off.”
“Pearse has been fantastic on the issue and forced the rip off high up the political agenda. Businesses have closed and are still closing, home and car insurance premiums continue to rise, this is despite the number of claims and payouts continuing to fall. Pearse has also exposed the industry for deliberately exaggerating the number of fraudulent claims. This has been done by them purely to try justifying their high premiums.”
Deputy Brady concluded “Unfortunately the government have sat on their hands and have given a free pass to the insurance industry. Action is needed now to end the rip off and the loss of more jobs. Come along on Wednesday and share your story and hear what can and should be done to tackle the insurance rip off.”