Allianz Northern Ireland Blog

Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2016 - Winners

The 2016 Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards took place in the Grand Opera House, Belfast on January 20th. Over 250 guests from the worlds of commerce and culture were guided through a journey of artistic excellence by compere Dr Wendy Austin MBE and treated to performances from a range of talented musicians and artists. On the evening there were 9 awards in total presented for the following outstanding projects.

Allianz Arts & Business NI Community Art Prize

Beat Carnival

Beat Carnival has been running for 21 years, working collaboratively with communities all over Northern Ireland to produce world-class carnival experien...

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Fun Filled Allianz Garden Show Ireland Returns For 2016

Antrim Castle Gardens will be all abuzz from 6th - 8th May 2016 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun.

With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of gardener, not least the return of firm favourite Show Patron Monty Don. This year’s event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors alongside the expanded range of cameo gardens and community focused gardens all celebrating local produce.

Commenting on the return of the Show to Antrim, Allianz Garden Show ...

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Windscreen Cover – What You Need to Know

Thankfully major car accidents are rare and because of this the number of claims from them is relatively low. Many drivers however will have to make a smaller claim at some stage as a result of a minor accident and one of the most common reasons for this is damage to their windscreen.

Windscreen damage usually occurs in the form of a chip or crack. Chips or cracks are most frequently caused by objects, such as gravel or pebbles that are thrown up by the tyres of another car, striking the windscreen. Other reasons for windscreen damage include: debris falling off construction lorries, stress cracks due to poor manufactu...

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Contents Insurance Explained

Home insurance is there to cover you for unexpected and unforeseen circumstances. When we talk about home insurance, we’re not just talking about the house itself - we’re also concerned with the items inside that make it a home, if you choose to insure them.

Contents insurance covers the items in your home as distinct from the actual building itself. With Allianz you can choose:

  • a combined policy with buildings and contents cover;
  • buildings only cover; or
  • contents only cover.

This blog post explains the ins and outs of contents insurance by answering some common questions we get in relation to this topic.

What’s covered?

Con...

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County Antrim Yacht Club hosts the Allianz Balloon Race

Excitement was high on Saturday 20 August as County Antrim Yacht Club hosted the annual Allianz Balloon Race.

This event which has now become one of the fun highlights of County Antrim Yacht Club’s social and sailing calendar gives children the opportunity to take to the water for fun and frolics in a mad dash to capture balloons. 

Spectators and sailors were treated to a spectacular sight as hundreds of colourful balloons were released at sea and tension mounted as competitors eyed up their target. The hooter went and the balloons were soon swarmed by a flotilla of young sailors, many donning fancy dress, all determine...

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015

Crowds young and old descend on the Antrim Castle Gardens enjoying a variety of events and activities during the three day Garden Show.

Large numbers joined us in the Antrim Castle Gardens for the 2015 Allianz Garden Show Ireland, May 8th – 10th, for a diverse programme of events including:  Live music, flower demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, show gardens, local food producers, talks and children’s activities. An increase in crowds made this year the biggest ever Garden Show Ireland!

The stars of the show were gardening Guru, Monty Don and Allianz Brand Ambassador & First Soloist with the Royal Ballet, Melissa Ha...

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