On TripAdvisor's Ireland travel forum, travelers are asking questions and offering advice on topics like "insurance4carhire". Came up on the Google Alerts on the 14th June, a couple of days ago.
Under "Ireland Forum: insurance4carhire" is this interesting entry.
“ insurance4carhire ” Jun 14, 2010, 5:29 AM
On a holiday to australia we took out insurance4carhire cover to deal with the excess on the hire car. It cost £71.00. The excess was £1587. (equivalent to that in Aus dollars.) After 30 years of hiring cars without incident, we had a shocking accident in Tasmania. We were unhurt but hire car written off. Recovery ,paramedics, fire service all attended. It was horrifying. We had to get documents off to London to claim within 31 days.
We just managed to meet this deadline. We did not have the other driver's name or insurance details so had to leave alot of blanks on the claim form. The hire car company charged our credit card with the £1587. immediateky.
Home in the UK we had to obtain police report from Tasmania. Insurance4carhire ( web site: http://www.insurance4carhire.com/index.asp?linkfrom=4&curID=1&langID=1&refID=188 ) were great, they did not quibble and paid out the full amount. I would thoroughly recommend this insurance, worth every penny.
Not too sure how this appeared on the Ireland Forum, maybe the renter was from there, anyway, TripAdvisor has an interesting information page on car rental called "Ireland: Car Rental : Ins/Outs of Hiring a Car" More info about it HERE