Cars in the flooded car park  at Seapoint, Salthill, Galway, following the gales and high tides on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The insurance sector has said it is impossible to provide blanket national flood insurance but stressed fixed defence schemes will greatly enhance th(...)

Michael Horan and Kevin Thompson, from the representative body, Insurance Ireland, at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged chief executives from major insurance companies to reflect on the cover being offered to households in flood-affected a(...)

Kevin Thompson, chief executive of Insurance Ireland, called for steps to address the increasing cost of motor claims. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The price of motor insurance will rise again next year as both the number and the cost of injury claims continue to climb significantly. The warning (...)

Motorists are set to pay around €300 per year more for a comprehensive policy in 2016 than they did in 2014. Photograph: Getty Images.

Motorists are to be hit with premium hikes of around 25 per cent next year, the chief executive of the group which represents the vast majority of (...)

A liquidator has been appointed to Setanta Insurance, which collapsed earlier this month.The Dublin-based insurance firm, which was licensed by the Ma(...)

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city last month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An information-sharing agreement between the State and insurers will make flood insurance more widely available to those who currently find it (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has refused to rule out the introduction of a levy to help flood victims secure adequate insurance protection. A 1 per cen(...)

Government announced €70 million in funding for local authorities to cover the cost of storm damage.

The cost of insurance claims relating to storm damage and flooding in December and early January was a bout €46 million, according(...)

Philip Smith:  currently suspended pending the outcome of an investigation

Philip Smith, who is currently serving a suspension as chief executive of insurer RSA, has agreed to “step back” from his role as president of Insuran(...)

Private patients occupying public beds will be charged up to €1,122 a night in place of the existing charge of €75, under legislation published by the Department of Health yesterday.

Health insurance premiums are set to rise by over 30 per cent by the end of the year on foot of Government plans to charge private patients the (...)