Michael D’Arcy, Heather Humphreys and commission chairman  Nicholas Kearns present the findings of the final report of the Personal Injuries Commission. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

Compensation for personal injury claims in the Republic is among the “most generous in Europe” with a high risk of abuse because the risk of prosecuti(...)

Nicholas Kearns: report points out that “exaggerated and fraudulent claims” have an “adverse impact” on overall claims costs. Photograph: Alan Betson

A report has called for new guidelines for judges on personal injury damages in order to cut down on inconsistencies in awards made and to reduce insu(...)

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(...)

Staff enter the Aviva Offices on Hatch Street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Profit at Aviva Ireland rose 11 per cent in the first half of the year as the company continued to grow its business. Operating profit at the compan(...)

Some younger drivers are being quoted €5,0000 to €6,000 for an annual premium. Photograph: iStock

In Ireland we like our economic roller-coasters – just look at economic growth and house prices. To this, add motor insurance, which has swung wildly (...)

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(...)

ICGP: ‘The issue is not to improve clinician grading of whiplash so much as to bring the level of awards down to levels seen in comparable jurisdictions in similar societies such as our own’

Most compensated claims for whiplash are “frankly spurious” , the professional body for general practice training has said. In a submission to the Pe(...)

Minister of State Eoghan Murphy: Hoping for ’stabilisation’ in motor insurance. Photograph: The Irish Times

There has been no monthly increase in the cost of motor insurance for the third month in a row, according to the Central Statistics Office. Commenti(...)

The new system will  see insurance companies sharing data on insured drivers with gardaí. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí will be able to capture uninsured drivers by automatic number plate roadside checks from the end of September, the Minister of State for Financ(...)

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