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(...)

The committee will also be addressed by the Alliance for Insurance Reform, which says insurance costs are “crippling”

Lawyers are stymieing reforms of the insurance industry and the way the courts deal with compensation claims, an Oireachtas committee will be told on (...)

The average whiplash award in Ireland is 4.4 times that in the UK. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he does not see a compelling argument for regulating firms that tout for business in personal injuri(...)

FBD chief executive Fiona Muldoon said the cost of insurance claims remained too high in Ireland.  Photograph: iStock

Irish insurers recorded a combined €31.1 million profit on motor coverage in 2017, after racking up €757 million of losses over the previous four year(...)

The Central Bank said Irish-based insurers need to work more on plans for their recovery or wind-down should they run into trouble.

Central Bank deputy governor Ed Sibley has backed calls for new guidelines for judges on personal injury awards in order to reduce variations in court(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke:  wrote a ‘strongly worded letter’ to Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, has written “a strongly worded letter” to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan outlining his frustration at having t(...)

Mr Justice Michael Twomey said the recent report of the Personal Injuries Commission (PIC), chaired by former High Court President Nicholas Kearns, had found personal injury awards here are 4.4 times higher than in England and Wales and there was a need for rebalancing and recalibration of Irish awards.

A High Court judge has awarded €8,000 compensation to a Garda for a soft tissue shoulder injury, not the €20,000 sought, in line with a downwards “rec(...)

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Government minister in charge of insurance policy has said he is “not afraid” to push for a referendum that would reduce personal injuries awards (...)

A new report revealed the average compensation award for whiplash injuries is approximately 4.4 times higher than in Britain. Photograph: iStock

The recommendations contained in the Government’s Personal Injuries Commission second and final report will provide greater consistency in award level(...)

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(...)

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