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BREXIT AND DRIVING LICENCES

ATTENTION Anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licence.

We want to make you aware that The Road Safety Authority have issued an important message advising any resident in the Republic of Ireland who holds a UK/NI driving licence to exchange it for an Irish driving licence before a potential hard Brexit on 31 October 2019.

After this date, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, any current UK/NI driving licence will no longer be valid when driving in the Republic of Ireland. It is important that if your customer holds a UK/NI driving licence, they exchange it now to be certain that they are legally entitled to drive on Irish roads after the UK leaves the EU.

By exchanging the licence now, a current UK Licence Holder could avoid possible lengthy delays and the likelihood that they will not have a valid licence post a possible no-deal Brexit. They may not hold a UK Driving Licence themselves, but they may have a current NAMED DRIVER on their motor insurance policy who does.

Full details on how to exchange a licence can be found on the National Driving Licence Service website, where your customer can also make a booking to attend their nearest NDLS centre.

https://www.ndls.ie/booking-service.html

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Green cards – Brexit Extension until Halloween

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Green Cards (For Customers travelling to the UK & Northern Ireland after 12th April 2019)

In the event of a ‘No Deal Brexit’, you will be required to possess a Green Card for driving in a Non-EU country (UK – Northern Ireland).

If after 12th April 2019, a ‘No Deal Brexit’ is in place and you are driv
ing in a Non- EU country (UK – Northern Ireland), you will need to have in your possession a Green Card which confirms that you are driving an insured vehicle.

Please contact your Account Handler at Wexford Insurances on 05391 22466 in the event that you are planning to drive in the UK (including Northern Ireland) after 12th April 2019 and we will arrange a Green Card for the purposes of your travel.

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STATUS ORANGE Weather Warning

#STORMCALLUM
#battendownthehatches
 
South to Southeast gale to storm force winds developing this evening and tonight on all Irish Coastal Waters and on the Irish Sea with winds veering South to Southwest early tomorrow.
 
Winds of up to 130kmh are set to batter the country as Storm Callum becomes the latest to reach Ireland – and could pose a “risk to life and property”, according to forecasters.
 
TIPS: Don’t get caught out if Severe Weather Strikes, from the RSA
 
If Severe Weather Strikes!
Before setting off on a journey check to see if there are any problems on your intended route.
 
Here are some useful links:
 
● Visit the Department of Transport for updates on Public
Transport www.dttas.ie
● Tune in to your local radio station(PDF) to get latest
updates in your county
● Check the weather at Met Eireann www.met.ie
● For updates on conditions on Motorways and National
roads visit the TII website www.tii.ie/
● Check the Garda website for travel warnings
www.garda.ie
● For update on the latest traffic news visit the AA ●
Roadwatch website www.theaa.ie
● Check for live weather and Garda updates as you travel
– but remember not to use your phone while driving
 
Check your Local Authority website for updates
 
Is Your Journey Absolutely Necessary?
In extreme weather conditions you should ask yourself if making a journey by road is absolutely necessary? If it is not you might consider delaying your trip until the weather and road conditions improve. If using the roads in such conditions is unavoidable be prepared. The golden rule is to drive, cycle or walk with care and caution and expect the unexpected.
 
Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter?
As the saying goes ‘Prevention is better than cure’, so take some time to prepare both your vehicle and yourself for the challenges of winter driving. Don’t get caught out when severe weather strikes.
 
Your first step should be to get your vehicle serviced to ensure it is fit and safe for winter driving. Secondly you should carry out regular checks on the vehicle.
 
You should:
● check for wear and tear on wiper blades and replace them as soon as they start to smear rather than clean windows
● keep tyre pressure at the manufacturer’s recommended level and check you have at least 3 millimetres of tread depth
● check that your spare wheel is in good condition and is fully inflated. Some cars may have an inflation repair kit instead of a spare wheel. Make sure that you know how to use it
● make sure all vehicle lights are working and clean and
● top up with anti-freeze and screen wash
 
Be Seen to Be Safe!
When out cycling or walking, especially in rural areas, high visibility reflective clothing and lights are the only way to stay safe when out on the roads.
 
A vehicle has a greater chance of seeing you during dark winter days and nights if you wear something reflective and carry a torch. In turn cyclists should make sure their bikes are fitted with front and rear lights.
 
As children make the journey to school often in the dark, parents really need to make sure their child can be seen. If walking or cycling to school, especially in rural areas they need to wear reflective clothing. If your child gets the bus to school, please make sure they wear reflective clothing so they can be seen at the bus stop. Don’t leave them standing on the side of the road in the dark to wait for a bus!
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10 Reasons for increases in motor insurance premiums

 

 

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Win 1st Prize “Berney Saddle worth €800” or 2nd Prize “two tickets to the Wexford Festival Opera 2015” from Wexford Insurances at the Dublin Horse Show 2015

See Terms and Conditions Here

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Competition Terms & Conditions

Win 1st Prize “Berney Saddle worth €800” or 2nd Prize “two tickets to the Wexford Festival Opera 2015” from Wexford Insurances at the Dublin Horse Show 2015

 Competition Terms and Conditions

 

The “Win 1st Prize a “Berney Saddle worth €800” or 2nd Prize “two tickets to the Wexford Festival Opera from Wexford Insurances at the Dublin Horse Show 2015” competition can be found “HERE”

 

Your details will not be given to or used by any company other than Wexford Insurances.

 

“Win 1st Prize “Berney Saddle worth €800” or 2nd Prize “two tickets to the Wexford Festival Opera 2015” from Wexford Insurances at the Dublin Horse Show 2015” is a promotional competition run and managed by Wexford Insurances.

 

All competitions run under by Wexford Insurances are solely managed and run by Wexford Insurances.  Wexford Insurances decision in relation to selection of prize winner(s) is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

The 1st prize will consist of a voucher to the value of €800 in favour of the competition winner which can be redeemed for the purchase of a saddle for Berney Saddlery, Templeshannon Quay, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland.  Telephone 053 9233230.  The size of saddle required will be arranged between the competition winner and Berney Saddlery.  Wexford Insurances reserve the right to commission at its’ own cost photographs of the competition winner collecting the saddle from Berney Saddlery for use at its own discretion.

 

The 2nd prize will consist of 2 tickets to Wexford Festival Opera plus Complimentary Glass of Champagne upon arrival!  A night at the opera at Wexford Festival Opera’s 2015 main stage production of comedy opera ‘Le Pré aux clercs’ on Monday October 26th 2015.
Based on a novel by Prosper Mérimée, Hérold’s opera comique was a runaway success in the wake of its triumphant premiere. Set during the French Wars of Religion, Le Pré aux clercs is a touching romance in which a young countess rebels against the suitor chosen for her by the King of France and hatches a daring plot to escape with her lover to Navarre.

 

Each entrant must be over the age of 18 years old at the time of entering the competition.

In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct or the results of a competition the decision of Wexford Insurances will be final.

 

Competitions run by Wexford Insurances from www.wexfordinsurance.com or by any other means are not open to staff of Wexford Insurances.  Unless otherwise stated, competition entrants need not be customers of Wexford Insurances to qualify as the prize winner.

 

Prizes are non-transferable and will only be awarded to the winner.

 

No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize(s).

 

If, due to circumstances beyond our control, a prize becomes unavailable Wexford Insurances and/or the promoter(s) reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value.   Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties are not permitted and will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, or entrants who refuse to abide with the competition terms and conditions, will be disqualified.  The prize must be collected within 12 months of the competition closing date which is 09/08/2015.   The winner cannot alter the prize as described.   The winner will be drawn at random soon after the closing date. Entries must be received by the 09/08/2015.   Entries to the competition are only through the Wexford Insurances exhibition stand J30/J38B, Hall 4 at the Dublin Horse Show from August 5th – August 9th 2015.  Additional expenses not covered by the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

 

The winner’s name may be published on our website and/or other Wexford Insurances promotional material distributed by any means deemed acceptable by Wexford Insurances.  Use of a false name, e-mail address or phone number by a competition entrant will disqualify them from receiving any prize.   Unless otherwise stated, all taxes, insurance, fees and surcharges on any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.   Where a prize is to be provided by a third party Wexford Insurances  accept no responsibility whatsoever for the supply or non-supply or purported supply or delay in supply of the prize, including without limitation, the failure of the winner to receive ownership of or use of the prize.   Where appropriate, prize winners are required to complete all applicable booking and/or other formalities directly with the specified third party provider(s).   Wexford Insurances reserves the right to change prize details without notice.  All competition entries must be received Wexford Insurances in the required format before the advertised closing date.   Neither Wexford Insurances nor its affiliated entities are responsible for printing or typographical errors in any materials relating to Wexford Insurances promotions; fraudulent, lost, late, misdirected, incomplete or altered entries; or entries which are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due to computer or other technical malfunction.   Wexford Insurances reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a competition and/or vary competition rules at any time without prior notice.   Neither Wexford Insurances nor its agents accept any responsibility whatsoever for any death, injury or other damage, loss, expense or liability arising as a result of taking a prize. Nor will Wexford Insurances have any liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in any Wexford Insurances competition or any of the prizes rewarded.   Prizes not claimed within specified time limit will be deemed to have been forfeited and Wexford Insurances may dispose of such prizes without any liability to the winner Wexford Insurances reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason whatsoever in its sole discretion.   Any person found to be in disregard of these rules will be disqualified automatically.   Participation in Wexford Insurances denotes acceptance of these terms and conditions and any additional competition specific terms and conditions which may be advertised.

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Wexford Insurances to exhibit at Dublin Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin 5th – 9th August

Wexford Insurances, provider of exceptional insurance cover for the equestrian industry in Ireland, are exhibiting at the Dublin Horse Show at Dublin’s RDS exhibition centre, 5th – 9th August 2015.

The Dublin Horse Show is one of Europe’s largest horse shows with over 1,500 superb horses on show, a prize fund of almost 1 million euro, one of the most glamorous Ladies’ Days in Ireland and a chance to sample some of the best food and shopping opportunities of the summer, the show has something for everyone…

Meet Wexford Insurance’s Specialist Equestrian Insurance team in Hall 4, Stand J30/J38B under the Guaranteed Irish umbrella.

Insurances team’s combined 50 years’ experience enables them to offer some of the most cost- Wexford effective and comprehensive equestrian insurance on the Irish market.  Over the past decade Wexford Insurances have managed a large portfolio of equestrian clients ranging from owners of single horses to private yards, training centres and multi-million euro stud farms.

The firm’s industry savvy staff possesses the knowledge and understanding to offer tailored solutions based on clients’ individual needs.

Finding the right cover is a sure thing with such a wealth of experience and knowledge to hand. Products on offer include Public and Employers liability insurance, Care, Custody & Control, Horse Lorry, Hunt and Farrier’s insurance.

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Wexford Insurances – Company Profile – The Phoenix

Wexford Insurances – Company Profile – The Phoenix

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Wexford Insurance Equestrian Press Release

3rd November 2014

 A stable partnership to provide exceptional cover for the equestrian industry in Ireland.

Wexford Insurances and FBD Insurance are set to be a galloping success for equestrian clients. The team’s combined 50 years’ experience enables them to offer some of the most cost-effective and comprehensive equestrian insurance on the Irish market.

Over the past decade Wexford Insurances have managed a large portfolio of equestrian clients ranging from owners of single horses to private yards, training centres and multi-million euro stud farms.

The firm’s industry savvy staff possesses the knowledge and understanding to offer tailored solutions based on clients’ individual needs. FBD, best known for their excellent products in the agricultural insurance sector, offer a mighty reputation and more than 40 years’ experience in the Irish market.

Finding the right cover is a sure thing with such a wealth of experience and knowledge to hand. Products on offer include Public and Employers liability insurance, Care, Custody & Control, Horse Lorry,  Hunt and Farrier’s insurance.

Gary Johnston director of Wexford Insurances, said: “We are confident the partnership between Wexford Insurances and FBD will prove to be a powerful force in the Irish equestrian insurance marketplace.” Michael Garvey, sales and marketing director of FBD Insurances, said: “We are delighted to partner with Wexford Insurances and look forward to working closely with them for many years to come.”

The new partnership is deemed to be a winner when it comes to equestrian insurance as FBD share Wexford Insurance’s best-value ethos and dedication to providing top-class comprehensive cover.

For more information or a quotation, contact account executive Gale Jordan on 053 9122466 or email gale.jordan@wexfordinsurance.com

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