Andrew Langford, group chief executive, FBD. The insurance group issued a profit warning this morning on the back of personal injury claims. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

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Andrew Langford, group chief executive, said that the insurer was significantly influenced by weather and an increase in claims frequency across the Irish car insurance market in the first six months of the year. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

FIONA REDDANThe increased cost of severe and persistent weather saw pre-tax profits slide by 83 per cent FBD Holdings in the first six months of the y(...)

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A woman walks through flood water in Cork city in February. The cost of claims arising out of last winter’s bad weather has been more than expected, insurer FBD has said. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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FBD chairman Michael Berkery Chairman.The insurance firm has said its gross written premiums to date in 2014 are 3 per cent ahead of the same time last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Andrew Langford (left), group chief executive, and Michael Berkery, chairman, at the FBD agm in Dublin last year. The insurer has downgraded its earnings forecast for 2014 on the back of bad weather and the likelihood of increased claims so far this year. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

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