Insurance



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

Competition watchdog to investigate public liability insurance sector

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has commenced a market study into the public liability insurance sector in Ireland.

Published 15 August 2019

Barrister Damien McShane appointed to Health Insurance Authority

Barrister Damien McShane has been appointed to the Health Insurance Authority by Health Minister Simon Harris for a three-year term.

Published 24 July 2019

Law Society commends Sinn Féin TD for 'exposing' insurance companies on fraud

The Law Society of Ireland has commended a Sinn Féin TD for "exposing the soaring super-profits" of insurance companies, who have blamed high insurance premiums on fraudulent personal injury claims.

Published 9 July 2019

Lawyers to be questioned over high premiums as insurers face grilling

Judges and lawyers will be asked to explain the high costs of compensation claims as TDs attempt to find out the reasons for costly insurance premiums faced by consumers, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 5 July 2019

Rossa McMahon: The issue of fraud is exaggerated by the insurance industry

Rossa McMahon, solicitor at PG McMahon Solicitors, responds to recent comments about personal injury claims and the impact on insurance costs.

Published 18 June 2019

Belfast-based insurance specialists Caldwell Warner to become part of Keoghs

Belfast-based insurance specialist practice Caldwell Warner is set to become part of UK law firm Keoghs.

Published 17 June 2019