The survey also found that 50 per cent of people don’t know the difference between a property valuation and a structural survey

The TV ad for home insurance in which the hapless homeowners lapse into a trance while the broker outlines details of their policy surely strikes a(...)

Patricia Byron: “Culturally, in the country, people still think that they need to go to a solicitor to send in a claim.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 10 years and 31 judicial reviews after its formation, the Injuries Board has established itself as a system through which victims of acciden(...)

The number of awards was up by 16 per cent, from 10,656 to 12,420. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

The amount paid out by the Injuries Board increased by 15 per cent last year from €243.5 million to €281 million. The number of awards was up by 16 pe(...)

Patricia Byron: the new director of the SCSI, the largest representative body for property, construction and land professionals with more than 5,000 members. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Patricia Byron has been appointed as the new director general of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). Byron, who is currently chief exec(...)

ÁINE McMAHON The Injuries Board has said a recent increase in accidents in the workplace is likely to be due to the upturn in the economy. The board y(...)

Chief Executive Patricia Byron at the Personal Injuries Assessment Board progress report in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of personal injury compensation claims being lodged with the Injuries Board has started to fall just as economic recovery has started gath(...)

The Injuries Board said it handled more claims last year as insurers and claimants embraced its lower-cost model.

The Injuries Board made more than 10,000 personal injury awards worth more than €240 million last year , and attributed a year-on- year increas(...)

Patricia Byron chief executive of The  Injuries  Board urged employers not to cut corners on safety. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Injuries Board urged employers not to cut corners on safety as it released figures showing the highest workplace accident award last year was over(...)

The total compensation awarded to personal injury claimants from January to June this year  increased by 8.3 per cent to €118 million

There has been a 10 per cent increase in the number of claims to, and a 4 per cent increase in the size of awards being made by the Injuries Board, ne(...)

Patricia Byron chief executive of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board: says the ’steady increase’ in claims was a ’real concern’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Concern has been expressed over a 25 per cent increase in personal injury claims in the past five years. The "emerging claims culture" co(...)