FBD, closely linked to farming and rural communities, recently opened a branch on Baggot Street in Dublin to target consumers and small enterprises

Insurance costs are unlikely to fall in coming months, according to FBD Holdings chief executive Fiona Muldoon. Irish insurer FBD reported on Wednes(...)

Athy businesswoman Marcella O’Reilly: says a doubling of her rates bill was “just a kick in the teeth”. Photo: Laura Hutton

Marcella O’Reilly was angry. The owner of a ladies’ clothing shop in Kildare, she opened her rates bill one day in early 2017 to find they had doubled(...)

The Government has been accused of taking its foot off the pedal when dealing with high-priced motor insurance as premiums now cost an average of 30 p(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Michael D’Arcy  chairs the Cost of Insurance Working Group. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

A national database tracking insurance claims is unlikely to be established until next year, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. The database is desig(...)

According to AA estimates, the average motorist is still paying an extra 25.3 per cent for insurance than they were in November 2015. Photograph: PA

More than €100 could be immediately knocked off the average cost of a motor insurance policy in the Republic if relatively straightforward measures ai(...)

The insurance industry says average payouts in Ireland for soft-tissue injuries are about €15,000, compared with €5,000 in the UK.

After a few difficult years characterised by steep losses, profit warnings and a declining share price, FBD’s full-year results on Tuesday were hugely(...)

Frustrated: returning emigrants are being treated like 17-year-old boy racers.

The motor insurance industry has let Irish consumers down at almost every turn in recent years. First it engaged in a reckless price war that left the(...)

In 2016 there were more than 151,000 uninsured private vehicles in the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

The number of accident claims arising out of crashes by drivers in uninsured or untraced vehicles has increased by almost 10 per cent in the last two (...)

The Cost of Insurance Working Group found the cost of insurance rose 57 per cent between January 2011 and July 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

There is “substantial merit” in capping damages arising out of personal injury claims, a review of the cost of insurance for businesses has concluded.(...)

Minister of State Eoghan Murphy: Hoping for ’stabilisation’ in motor insurance. Photograph: The Irish Times

There has been no monthly increase in the cost of motor insurance for the third month in a row, according to the Central Statistics Office. Commenti(...)

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