Reinsurers are being squeezed by price competition and subdued demand from insurers for their products and consolidation in various forms is expected for companies that lack either global reach or a specialised focus.

Axis Capital Holdings and PartnerRe have agreed an all-share $11 billion merger to create one of the world’s largest reinsurers, responding to inte(...)

The merged firm also will sell specialty policies to businesses, as well as life and accident-and-health coverage.

Axis Capital Holdings has agreed to merge with Dublin-headquartered PartnerRe, combining two reinsurers with a total market value of almost $11 billio(...)

XL Group says it will buy underwriter Bermuda-based Catlin, which sells insurance for everything from flooding to kidnapping, for about £2.79 billion

XL Group says it will buy underwriter Catlin Group Ltd for about £2.79 billion (€3.6 billion), increasing the Dublin-based insurer’s share of business(...)

Fiona Muldoon: discussions with FDB began last summer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eight months after quitting her role as director of credit institutions and insurance supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland, Fiona Muldoon has m(...)

BWG’s management, led by chief executive Leo Crawford, has finally right-sized the company’s balance sheet and freed it from the nightmare of its inflated property borrowings, which overshadowed its otherwise profitable retail operations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Does anyone know the Afrikaans for a breakfast roll? BWG, the company behind the Spar chain that has fed a generation of hungry Irish builders, has so(...)

Josh Lloyd-Watson: ‘I don’t want to look at my own album sleeve and see my own face’

There will always a place at the table for bands who can talk a good game. On the phone from Seattle on a day off on a recent US tour, Josh Lloyd-Wats(...)

The former Hibernian United Services Club on St Stephen's Green, Dublin

The global insurance company XL Group has moved its Dublin-based insurance and reinsurance teams, as well as its corporate staff, into the refurbished(...)

La Touche House boasts a prime location at the front of the IFSC in Dublin

One of the three original office blocks at the front of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre has been sold in an o(...)