Insurance



'No evidence' that capping personal injury pay-outs will lower insurance premiums

There is "no evidence" that capping personal injury pay-outs will lead to lower insurance premiums, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 1 October 2020

Motor insurance companies face allegations of anti-competitive cooperation

Some of the biggest motor insurance companies in Ireland have engaged in anti-competitive cooperation, the competition watchdog has alleged in preliminary findings.

Published 17 September 2020

Judgment handed down in major insurance case featuring 15 QCs

Judgment in a business interruption insurance case that featured 15 Queen's Counsel and 20 junior counsel has been handed down by the High Court.

Published 16 September 2020

Major shake-up of insurance laws comes partly into force

Legislation providing for a major shake-up of insurance laws has partly come into force today, but key provisions will not be commenced until at least a year from now.

Published 1 September 2020

Central Bank orders insurance companies should pay COVID-19 test case costs

Insurance companies should pay plaintiffs' legal costs in test cases concerning COVID-19 claims on business interruption insurance policies, the Central Bank of Ireland has said.

Published 6 August 2020

Brian Hunt and Michael Quinlan: Insurance reform – a top political priority

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Brian Hunt and solicitor Michael Quinlan take a look at the ambitious plans for legislative reforms in the insurance sector.

Published 22 June 2020

Insurer applies for stay on further proceedings from publicans

FBD Insurance has applied for a stay on any further legal proceedings brought by publicans over business interruption payouts until the first cases have been decided.

Published 26 May 2020

Employers' and public liability insurance data to be published by Central Bank

Employers' and public liability insurance data will be included in the National Claims Information Database (NCID), the Central Bank of Ireland has announced.

Published 4 May 2020

Arthur Cox advised insurers ahead of premium reliefs move

Arthur Cox advised Ireland's major insurance firms that premium reliefs for motor insurance customers were allowed under competition law, according to reports.

Published 29 April 2020

Legal costs in motor insurance claims up to €112m

Legal costs in motor insurance claims rose slightly to €112 million in 2018, according to new figures from the Central Bank of Ireland.

Published 3 March 2020

Major shake-up of consumer insurance contracts approved by Oireachtas

Major reforms to insurance contracts aimed at making them fairer for consumers have been approved by the Oireachtas.

Published 20 December 2019

Law Society 'vindicated' on insurance industry by new figures

New figures have "shone a statistical searchlight on the false and exaggerated claims of the Irish motor insurance industry", the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 17 December 2019

Average motor insurance premiums up 42 per cent in a decade

Average motor insurance premiums increased by 42 per cent between 2009 and 2018, despite the cost of claims per policy decreasing by 2.5 per cent over the same period, according to new Central Bank of Ireland figures.

Published 16 December 2019

BLM appoints three new partners in Dublin

Three new partners have joined BLM in Dublin in the firm's largest round of partner promotions since it established its office in the Irish capital in 2012.

Published 17 October 2019

Gardaí planning raids on solicitors' offices as part of insurance fraud crackdown

Gardaí are planning a number of raids on solicitors' offices as part of a crackdown on insurance fraud, according to reports.

Published 16 September 2019