The Central Bank has been working on developing the technical specifications of the database. Photograph: iStock

A Bill to establish a national database tracking insurance claims was brought to Cabinet last week looking to facilitate a more in-depth analysis of a(...)

Insurance Ireland is to detail the need for reform in insurance claims at an Oireachtas committee on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

Urgent steps need to be taken to address the accelerating cost of insurance claims, Insurance Ireland will tell an Oireachtas committee on Tuesday. (...)

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(...)

The amount paid out in compensation to gardaí for sustaining injuries after being attacked while on duty last year soared by 21 per cent to €5.7m.

The amount paid out in compensation to gardaí for sustaining injuries after being attacked while on duty last year soared by 21 per cent to €5.7m. Th(...)

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.(...)

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said it is unlikely the burglar would have any success in his claim as the occupier of a property has no duty of care towards a trespasser.

The chairman of the Personal Injuries Commission, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has said it is “horrific” that a shop keeper was asked to pay a €600 proc(...)

Stuart Gilhooly, a solicitor specialising in personal injury, said a burglar suing a business owner would be highly unlikely to succeed.

A shopkeeper has complained about being asked for a €600 processing fee from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) after a burglar decided to (...)

 Minister of State with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance Michael D’Arcy: “I would like to see more claims going through the injuries board, but people are of the impression that they will get a higher reward through the courts.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

People are being forced to pay “huge” insurance premiums because individuals are exaggerating personal injury claims, and legislation introduced to re(...)

Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan said it was vital the new compensation rules were fair to serving members given the nature of their work.

New laws governing Garda compensation will allow for future claims to be brought before the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) in a move design(...)

The average whiplash payout in Ireland is €15,000. Photograph: Getty Images

Curbing the cost of whiplash claims would save Irish motorists up to €150 on their motor insurance premiums every year, the head of one of Ireland’s l(...)

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