Minister of State with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance Michael D’Arcy: called on insurance firms to give policyholders a break. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Minister has warned insurance companies he will not accept their “repeatedly loading premiums” on businesses while at the same time generating signi(...)

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(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke has been asked to propose a committee to examine soft-tissue injuries so new figures can be included in Personal Injury Assessment Board guidelines. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Chief Justice has been asked by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to create simple rules to force through rapid reductions in awards for soft-(...)

Staff in emergency rooms see fraudulent cases every week, says Dr Chris Luke. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emergency medicine expert Dr Chris Luke claims that staff in emergency departments in Ireland see between one and six fraudulent accident claimants ev(...)

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 (...)

More than 70 per cent of all personal motor cases assessed by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board from January to June 2018 were related to whiplash. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty

Victims of whiplash were awarded an average of just over €20,000 in the first six months of 2018 for the pain and suffering they experienced following(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke warned the ‘devil is very much in the detail’ in any  proposals for guidelines on personal injury awards. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Overly rigid guidelines for judges in personal injury cases are just as likely to “lead to injustice” as to improve things, Chief Justice Frank Clarke(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance Michael D’Arcy and commission chair Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns at the launch of the report. Photograph: Iain White / Fennell Photography

The Government needs to respond quickly and decisively to the report of the Personal Injuries Commission, which has identified serious flaws in our co(...)

Some 650 call centre staff working with HCL are threatening industrial action after being told they must either relocate or face “derisory” redundancy packages. Eir is taking the customer service work back in-house. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland fares well against international competitors when it comes to taxing low paid workers, according to a KPMG study for the Irish Tax Institute. (...)

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