Irish Life is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Aviva Health, which was put up for sale by its UK parent late last year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Irish Life is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Aviva Health, which was put up for sale late last year. The Irish Times has learned that Irish Lif(...)

Aviva’s Dublin office. The group has appointed Macquarie to advise it on options for its health insurance business.

UK insurance group Aviva is preparing to sell its Irish health insurance business, which has about 300,000 customers. The company has appointed Macqu(...)

John Fanning: highlights principles needed to develop effective advertising, using best-practice examples. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Advertising works is the core message of Thursday’s launch of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland’s effectiveness report, and, to si(...)

 Dónal Clancy, managing director of Laya Healthcare, blamed a rise in the number and cost of claims for price rises that will apply to more an half the firm’s customers from September.

Most Laya Healthcare customers will face price increases averaging 4 per cent from the beginning of September. The company blamed the price inc(...)

Self-proclaimed sword-swallowing ventriloquial magician Jack Wise performs at City Spectacular.

Body contortionists, sword swallowers, unicyclists and comedians all had to battle it out with face painters and tattoo artists for the attention of c(...)

Under the new health insurance regime, which starts on Friday, anyone aged over 34 who does not have private  insurance will have to pay higher prices if they take out a policy. File photograph: Getty Images

All the State’s health insurers reported a dramatic surge in calls yesterday as the deadline for taking out health insurance ahead of the introduction(...)

AIG has completed the acquisition of Irish health insurance provider Laya Healthcare, for an undisclosed sum.

AIG has completed the acquisition of Irish health insurance provider Laya Healthcare, for an undisclosed sum.AIG Ireland general manager Declan O’Rour(...)

Laya’s new health insurance policy is aimed at getting those aged under 34 to sign up for health insurance before the introduction of Lifetime Community Rating.

Laya Healthcare on Tuesday launched what it claims is Ireland’s lowest-priced individual hospital scheme costing just under €9 a week, as the price wa(...)

The takeover of Laya Healthcare by international insurance giant AIG, announced today, is only the latest indication of vitality.

After years in the doldrums, the health insurance market is starting to signs of renewed life. The takeover of Laya Healthcare by international insura(...)

AIG has agreed to buy Irish health insurance provider Laya Healthcare.

AIG has agreed to buy Irish health insurance provider Laya Healthcare, for an undisclosed sum.The transaction is expected to close in the first half o(...)