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Pearse Doherty says allowing the insurers to appoint their own external competition law experts to oversee compliance calls into question the agreement’s effectiveness. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Insurance reformers and politicians challenged a deal by regulators to allow motor underwriters appoint their own independent experts to oversee compl(...)

Industry figures say builders are facing sharp raw material price hikes amid shortages of timber, steel, insulation and other supplies. File photograph: Getty

Engineers Ireland officials warned the Oireachtas finance committee on Wednesday that delivery of homes and other construction projects could be hit b(...)

A virtually empty M50 in Dublin at the height of lockdown last year. Insurance Ireland says traffic volumes have been higher  since the initial lockdown. Photograph: Tom Honan

Motor insurers have been accused of “sidestepping” the issue of refunds to customers affected by the pandemic. Covid-19 travel restrictions mean the(...)

The Government is still urging the public to avoid foreign holidays this year based on public health advice.  Photograph: Getty Images

Travel insurance relating to the 15 countries named on the Government’s newly published “green list” will now operate as normal, the industry confirme(...)

People who have Covid-19 may see any decision on their life assurance policies and cover deferred until they make a full recovery. Photograph: iStock

Life assurance companies are now including a section on new application forms dedicated to Covid-19 but according to the industry people who have cont(...)

Insurers last week agreed that Government advice to close a business to combat the spread of coronavirus would be treated as a direction to close, potentially opening the door to claims for loss of income. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet insurers this week amid claims that some are relying on small print to avoid paying out on claims for l(...)

The Government has taken  over the facilities of 19 private hospitals. That has left many of those who are paying thousands of euro each year in private health insurance wondering what they are paying for

There are many thousands of people across the country who either pay monthly or annually for a range of services – from trains to schools to health cl(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has been urged to act on insurance companies.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has called on insurers not to reject businesses’ claims for loss of earnings if they were advised by the Governme(...)

The Central Bank’s report this week is welcome in that it provides a greater level of transparency around motor claims. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

There’s an old adage that if you’re explaining, you’re losing, and it’s one that is apt for the insurance industry right now. On Monday, the Central (...)

XL Group first said 13 months ago that it planned to transfer its main European insurance company to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has given authorisation in principle to XL Insurance Company moving from the UK to Ireland so that it can continue t(...)

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