RSA building in Dundrum, Dublin: some 360 out of 410 staff employed by the company in the Republic will receive pay increases. Photograph: John Reid/Fennell Photography

Ireland’s biggest insurance group RSA has agreed a 2 per cent pay increase for the majority of its staff in the Republic following an agreement with t(...)

RSA has confirmed that it has settled its legal dispute with former chief executive Philip Smith, who had been awarded €1.25 million last year by the Employment Appeals Tribunal relating to his departure from the company in controversial circumstances in late 2013.

Ireland’s largest insurance company RSA has confirmed that it has settled its legal dispute with former chief executive Philip Smith, who had been awa(...)

Philip Smith outside the Employment Appeals Tribunal last year: he was one of three executives suspended by RSA in Ireland in 2013.

Ireland’s biggest insurer, RSA, has reached an out-of-court settlement with its former chief executive Philip Smith relating to an appeal by the compa(...)

The restructuring in Ireland is part of a wider refocus by RSA at international level. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ireland’s biggest insurance company RSA expects to return to profit in 2016 after three years of heavy losses following the emergence of financial iss(...)

While the losses incurred by RSA in Ireland last year were substantial, they did at least represent a reduction on the €234.7 million deficit posted in 2013.

Ireland’s biggest insurer RSA made a loss of €176.6 million in 2014 while also receiving a capital injection of €137 million from its UK parent, its l(...)

Given the size of the award made to Philip Smith – €1.25 million – it was inevitable that RSA would appeal the finding that he was constructively dismissed

The decision by RSA to appeal the employment appeals tribunal decision in favour of its former chief executive is unsurprising and not unwelcome. Give(...)

Philip Smith, former chief executive of insurance company RSA, was awarded €1.25 million by the Employment Appeals Tribunal for constructive dismissal.

Ireland’s biggest insurance company RSA has said it will appeal the decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal which found in favour of former CEO Ph(...)

Former chief executive of Royal Sun Alliance Philip Smith arrives at the Employment Appeals Tribunal with members of his legal team on Monday morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The noise you heard on Monday was jaws dropping around town at the news that Philip Smith had been awarded €1.25 million by the Employment Appeals Tri(...)

Philip Smith  claimed he was made the ‘fall guy’ by RSA when certain issues emerged at the Irish business in October 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland’s biggest insurance company RSA plans to appeal the €1.25 million award by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) to its former chief executive(...)

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith. He  “had to be a fall guy to satisfy the various outside interests”, his barrister claimed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) heard yesterday that Philip Smith, the former chief executive of RSA Ireland, was made the “fall guy” for wid(...)