Sligo taxi-drivers reveal some insurance premiums have trebled in a year

The increasing cost of motor insurance was described at a public meeting in Sligo last night as ‘nothing short of a crisis.’

The meeting, organised by People Before Profit, was one of a series that will take place throughout the country.

About a dozen people attended the meeting.

People Before Profit activist Nigel Gallagher claimed the real reason for the increasing premiums is the ‘insurance companies’ insatible appetite for profit.’

These taxi drivers at the meeting told Ocean FM News how they are affected: