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Anita Flynn, manager at Happy Feet Childcare, Castlerea, with Anna Boronski and  daughter Alicia (4): Ms Boronski’s  husband asked his employer to change his hours so he could look after their children in the mornings.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan

“The childcare sector has reached a boiling point now, and the insurance really put the icing on the cake,” says Anita Flynn, manager of Happy Feet Ch(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone on Wednesday announced a one-off payment to registered childcare providers of €1,500 to deal with rising insurance costs. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of creches potentially facing an absence of insurance cover in the new year have been offered quotes by the remaining underwriter in the mark(...)

 Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said it is ‘worrying’ that there is only one insurer in the market currently to provide cover to childcare operators. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone has said she will consider establishing an emergency fund to help childcare providers with s(...)

Fosun, led by billionaire chairman Guo Guangchang, announced a deal in May 2015 to buy the 80 per cent of Ironshore it didn’t already own. Photograph:  AFP/Getty

Liberty Mutual, the fourth-largest property and personal injury insurer in the US, has agreed to buy Ironshore from Fosun International for about $3 b(...)

Ironshore Europe Ltd, which provides broker-sourced speciality property and casualty insurance, is to move to the IPUT-owned Shelbourne Buildings in B(...)