Michael D’Arcy, the Minister of State responsible for the insurance sector, said he went along to a Fine Gael  fundraiser attended by lawyers because he felt it was important to engage with the sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Fine Gael minister aiming to reduce personal injuries payouts said he attended a party fundraiser with leading barristers because he “wasn’t the m(...)

The Bill now goes to the Dáil and Minister of State Michael D’Arcy said once the Bill was enacted it would be for the judiciary to establish the council and the personal injuries guidelines committee. Photograph: Collins Courts

Reform of the level of damages awarded in personal injuries cases has moved a step closer after the Seanad passed legislation establishing a new judic(...)

Mr D’arcy said he doesn’t hold insurance companies in ‘high regard’ and had made ‘pretty strong statements’ about them. Photograph: iStock

Fifty cases of suspected insurance fraud have been reported to the gardaí in the past eight months, the Minister of State at the Department of Finance(...)

Sinn Féin TD  Louise O’Reilly. File Photograph: Eric Luke

The insurance industry must match the “string of reforms” the Government has introduced to deal with fraudulent and exaggerated claims, the Dáil has h(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan has said the insurance industry is ‘profiteering’. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the insurance industry is “profiteering” and demanded that it be “upfront and transparent” about signif(...)

Margrethe Vestager’s  team are clearly convinced there’s a case to be answered. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, best known in these parts for presiding over a decision in 2016 that Apple received €13 billion (...)

Ed Sibley said insurance executives must do more work to develop recovery or wind-up plans in the event that their companies run into financial trouble. Photograph: iStock

Insurance brokers and underwriting agents must take more responsibility for assessing the financial soundness of companies offering cover, in light of(...)

Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns speaking at the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). Photograph: Conor McCabe

People who do not believe there is a compensation culture in Ireland should join “the flat earthers” or climate change deniers, former High Court Pres(...)

‘If judges are taken off the pitch, it could have problems for the practical administration of justice.’ Photograph: Nicolas Nadjar

Judges facing claims of misconduct will have hearings of complaints made against them held in public, under changes being introduced by the Government(...)

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(...)

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