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Welcome to the J. F. Dunne Insurances Newsletter.

J.F.Dunne Insurances Ltd have been offering service and advice on a range of insurance products since 1977.  This year sees us celebrating our 35 year relationship with our underwriter for our Bus & Coach Insurance product, AIG Europe Ltd.  Another programme, Caoga Insurance, our product providing home and motor insurance specifically to the over 50’s, is also celebrating it’s 21st birthday this year.

As part of our service to you, we also provide many more general, commercial and personal insurance products from across the insurance market, and have done so since 1977.  In all of that time we have maintained our customer focus and we pride ourselves on providing excellent, friendly service to all of our customers.  Contact us today if you have any insurance related queries.


Are you planning your holidays?

There are some things to bear in mind to ensure that everything runs smoothly and there are no unexpected surprises waiting on your return.  For example, appointing a neighbour or a relative that lives close by as a key holder and ‘guardian’ of your home.  Be careful with social media, don’t announce to the World (Wide Web) that you are about to leave your house empty for the next two weeks in the excitement of your upcoming travels.  Burglars get very excited about an empty house!

Have you arranged your travel insurance?  Click here to get an instant quote online.  There is a discount available if your health insurance covers medical expenses abroad.  If you are planning on going away for 30 days or more, please contact us to discuss the options available under your motor policy and what it may mean to your home insurance and travel policy.


Health Insurance Changes

Known as Lifetime Community Rating, new legislation, due to come into effect on May 1st 2015, is designed to encourage individuals to take out private health insurance at a younger age, thereby keeping the annual cost of health insurance more affordable for everyone.    Recent years have seen a drop in younger adults taking out health insurance. Community rated markets such as the one in Ireland depend on a continuing entry of younger people, as younger people claim less on average and their continuing participation keeps costs down for everybody.  Click here for the full story.


Easter Egg Cookies

Everyone loves cookies, right?  Here’s a quick and easy recipe to use up your Chocolate Easter Egg leftovers:


◾250g porridge oats

◾125g dark chocolate drops (or broken up Easter Eggs!)

◾50g blanched almonds, chopped

◾75g roasted hazelnuts, chopped

◾125g soft brown sugar

◾2 eggs

◾125g butter, softened


Preparation 15 mins

Cooking time 15 mins


1. Mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl

2. Beat the egg and mix into the dry ingredients, followed by the butter, stirring until a chunky dough forms

3. Use your hands to make small circles out of the dough and place on a non-stick baking sheet

4. Bake in a 200'C oven for 15 minutes

  • You can freeze these to eat at a later time too!

Pause for Thought

what soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul

Gardening Tip*

Start planting seeds on a sunny windowsill – i.e. cornflowers are very easy and give a riot of colour in Summer –sow now so you can plant out in May for summer colour

Push down a clove of garlic under a rosebush to eradicate disease – i.e greenfly, blackspot

* Thanks to Mary Shanley


Exercise the Mind

  1. What book were  twins Norris and Ross McWhirter commissioned to compile in 1954?
  2. I travel all over the world but always stay in my corner.  What am I?
  3. In which decade did compulsory driving testing begin?

Answers here

Our clients say:

I would be happy to recommend J.F.Dunne Insurances and have put my money where my mouth is and I am with you (J.F.Dunne Insurances) for Car, Household & Health Insurance

Sean, Co Kerry.


J.F.Dunne Insurances Great Dublin Swim

Get fit, stay in shape.  J.F.Dunne Insurances are continuing their sponsorship of The Great Dublin Swim, and it returns this year with more race options from beginners to seasoned competitors, wet suit and non wet suit categories.  The event takes place in the Liffey, starting and finishing beside the Sean O'Casey Bridge on Custom House Quay, Dublin, on July 18th 2015 from 12:00 to 16:00.  Click here for more information.


Do you have any questions about insurance, terminology or conditions applied to your policy, check out this section or email us your question, we may use it to enlighten fellow policyholders in later newsletter editions.  If you have any comments about our newsletter, email us here.

Compiled by Laura Mulcahy & Arianne Dunne on behalf of J.F.Dunne Insurances


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