Fianna Fail has brought forward a new Bill to clamp down on insurance fraud, which should see a reduction in insurance costs.

The Civil Liability and Courts (Amendment) Bill seeks to reduce the number of fraudulent insurance claims by ensuring false claims are dealt with under the law.

Fianna Fail Deputy Leader and Mayo TD Dara Calleary says consumers are being charged huge insurance premiums because of the large number of false compensation claims. He says it is unfair and Fianna Fail is stepping up to the mark to clamp down on these fraudsters.

If passed, the Bill would direct the courts to refer matters directly to the Director of Public Prosecutions if a case is deemed to be fraudulent.

This would allow the DPP to take a case against the perpetrators of fraudulent claims.

The Government has indicated it will back the Bill.

Deputy Calleary says people in Mayo and throughout the country are continuing to see their insurance costs rise and this move will help to change that.

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