The Taoiseach said he could not reconcile ‘inconsistencies’ in Maria Bailey’s ‘accounts to me and the media’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey did not make a “fraudulent” compensation claim against a Dublin hotel but did sign an affidavit that “overstated the impact (...)

Maria Bailey:  case has added  political fuel to stories about soaring insurance costs and threats to jobs. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It is ironic that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called in a senior counsel to review the facts of Maria Bailey’s insurance claim. This involves two theme(...)

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(...)

Some 15.3% of new recruits in construction experienced a work-related injury in 2017, compared with an average among other groups of 4-5%. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of fatal accidents in the workplace continued to decrease in 2018, but safety chiefs are concerned over an influx of inexperienced workers (...)

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(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »