It remains a fact that health insurance matters.  Photograph:  Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images

The year just past managed to perform a neat trick by simultaneously proving the importance and irrelevance of private health insurance. With the pub(...)

The main reason for getting private health cover for your children is the access it gives to procedures in private hospitals, according to insurance adviser John Haigney. Photograph: iStock

With health insurance renewals season coming up and the cost of cover inching up once more, you might be weighing your options. Do you simply stomach (...)

Coronavirus Covid-19 billboard at the Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For existing policyholders and people thinking about taking out cover, private health insurance can seem a fiendishly complex subject at the best of t(...)

The Government has taken  over the facilities of 19 private hospitals. That has left many of those who are paying thousands of euro each year in private health insurance wondering what they are paying for

There are many thousands of people across the country who either pay monthly or annually for a range of services – from trains to schools to health cl(...)

The banks are offered a three-month mortgage payment holiday to those whose ability to pay is hit. Some 28,000 such breaks have already been granted

We didn’t think we’d be back here again so soon. Ten years on from the last financial crisis, recession looms once more. But there’s a difference this(...)

Blackrock Clinic: Insurers say they need exact details of the deal reached between the Government and private hospitals before deciding how to respond. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Health insurers have indicated they need time to assess the implications of the Government’s decision to bring all private hospitals under public cont(...)

Health insurance: Whatever your life stage, before looking for a quote, make a list of what’s important to you.  Ask your provider or a broker for policies that match your needs.

Sometimes it pays to be promiscuous, never more so than with your health insurance. In fact, if you’ve had the same cover for three years, it’s time t(...)

More than 2.2 million people in the Republic now have health insurance policies, according to the Health Insurance Authority.

If you are one of the more than a million people in Ireland who have had the same health insurance policy for more than three years you are almost cer(...)

Niall Wynn, owner of Proper Order Coffee Cafe Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin with one of his compostable coffee cups. In November Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton launches a public consultation on levies on single-use coffee cups. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

JANUARY New Central Bank rules aimed at helping consumers save money on their mortgage repayments and making mortgage switching easier come into effe(...)

John O’Dwyer, chief Executive of Vhi. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Another 46,000 people took out private health insurance last year as the economy continued to improve, according to the latest annual report of the He(...)

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