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Dáil hears claims of home insurance refusals in West Roscommon

Nov 17, 2022 17:39 By Shannonside News
Dáil hears claims of home insurance refusals in West Roscommon
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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he would look into the claims with the insurance regulator.

The Dáil has heard claims of people in West Roscommon who have been refused insurance when buying a home.

The issue centres around the future potential for flooding, despite the area not being near water or being flood-prone

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he would look into the claims with the insurance regulator.

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Independent Roscommon-Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice detailed an example from Ballaghadereen in Roscommon.

"This estate never had a problem with water, flooding, or anything. We checked with Roscommon County Council, never a problem. Lo and behold the insurance company just decided randomly to get a Dutch Company to look at this estate and some genius in a desktop exercise decided there may be a risk down the line. Now these people cannot get insurance".

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