New personal injuries guidelines are set to be adopted and published by the Judicial Council by July 31st.

Insurance reform must be “sorted” in 2021, a group representing businesses across the country has argued, if small and medium sized businesses are to (...)

The UK moved recently to ban dual pricing in insurance, while in the US, it is outlawed in some 20 states. Photograph: iStock

The Government, which pledged on its formation in June to work to stamp out dual pricing in the insurance market, will not tackle the issue until afte(...)

Community and sports groups, leisure companies and childcare facilities have been among the worst affected in recent years by soaring public liability coverage costs. Photograph: iStock

Public liability insurance premiums have jumped by an average of between 15 and 20 per cent in the past three years, with a lack of data on the market(...)

A new report has recommended increased use of video hearings, a dramatic reduction in paperwork and forms, as well as a move to simplify the often archaic language still in use in the courts. Photograph: Alan Betson

A litigant who represents himself or herself in court , it is said – mostly by lawyers – has a fool for a client. He may feel, however, that he has no(...)

The company, which is a joint venture between the French multinational Egis and the Dublin-based Electro Automation

Easytrip Ireland, a motorway tolling and parking tag provider, is planning to enter the Irish motor insurance market next year as a broker offering co(...)

Tánaiste  Leo Varadkar said for far too long ‘the cost and availability of insurance has been a problem for businesses, consumers and community and voluntary groups’. Photograph: PA

Perjury will be made easier to prosecute and the book of quantum will be replaced with new personal injury award guidelines as part of a plan to tackl(...)

The Central Bank’s annual motor insurance market report, the second installment of which was published this week, shows insurers made a total of €142 million of operating profits last year from motor coverage in the Republic. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank’s annual motor insurance market report, the second installment of which was published this week, shows insurers made a total of €142 (...)

In 2019, for awards of less than €100,000, which is the vast majority of cases, the average compensation paid via the Personal Injuries Assessment Board was €22,206, while the average for those who litigated was €23,801. File photograph: Getty

Having read the Central Bank’s second annual report on motor insurance, it’s hard not to conclude that the legal profession is the big winner from the(...)

The collapse of Quinn Insurance into administration a decade ago is just one example of how Irish motor insurers have been unable to price risk. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The eye-catching level of profitability of insurers offering motor coverage in the Republic last year should ordinarily lure a flood of new entrants t(...)

The figures are likely to fuel criticism that insurers have been seeking to make up for years of heavy motor losses around the middle of the last decade by making above-average profits in recent times. File photograph: Getty

Insurers operating in the Republic saw profits on motor coverage lines surge by 9 per cent to €142 million last year, as the loss ratio hovered around(...)

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