Large payouts in personal injury cases, for incidents such as whiplash, have been criticised as a reason for high insurance costs. File photograph: Getty

There are indications that insurance companies may reduce motor insurance premiums as early as the summer after changes to personal injury claim payou(...)

If employers don’t know what people’s problems are, then they can’t try to fix them. Photograph: iStock

With more than 450,000 people now receiving the pandemic unemployment payment, there is a reluctance among those who still have jobs to rock the boat.(...)

Insurance Ireland, 5 Harbourmaster Place, Dublin 1.

The insurance industry has announced that recent forbearance measures for customers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic will continue in light of the Go(...)

The Beacon Clinic in Dublin. It is understood insurers are to look for clarity in relation to a number of scenarios regarding subscribers being treated in both public and private hospitals in the weeks ahead.

Private patients with non-Covid-19 illnesses will continue to be treated in public hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, it has emerged. The Gov(...)

Claims litigated through the courts are just one part of the overall picture concerning motor settlements.

The legal bill for motor insurance claims that were settled in the courts between 2015 and 2018 amounted to just under €500 million, The Irish Times h(...)

Central Bank deputy governor for prudential regulation Ed Sibley made the remarks on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank has criticised the financial services sector for not being Brexit-ready, and said there is “no excuse” for companies that are not pre(...)

Last year, 1,147 drivers refused cover by three or more insurers applied for a quote under the Declined Cases Agreement.

Three motorists seek last-resort help every day in Ireland after being repeatedly turned down for car insurance, latest figures show. Last year, 1,14(...)

Margrethe Vestager, competition commissioner of the European Commission announced the investigation was under way. File photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced on Tuesday that the European Commission has opened an anti-cartel investigation into th(...)

It is estimated fraudulent claims add on average €50 to insurance premiums a year.

A new Garda fraud unit set up to tackle bogus insurance claims, will be funded by the insurance industry. The new unit will be a “sea change in effo(...)

Insurance Ireland:  Kevin Thompson, the organisation’s  chief executive,  said he was “keenly aware” of the public concern over rising costs. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Businesses are “under siege” from a barrage of bogus insurance claims, which are “gnawing away” at confidence and driving many to fold, an Oireachtas(...)

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