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Kevin Thompson, who has stepped down as chief executive at Insurance Ireland to head RSA Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Insurance Ireland’s chief executive, Kevin Thompson, has quit the group to take over as head of UK insurer RSA Insurance Group’s Irish unit, according(...)

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said legal costs and claims are going down yet insurance premiums are going up.

Data from the courts showing a slight decrease in the number of personal injury cases taken last year, and a 29 per cent fall in the value of awards a(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan has said the insurance industry is ‘profiteering’. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the insurance industry is “profiteering” and demanded that it be “upfront and transparent” about signif(...)

Margrethe Vestager’s  team are clearly convinced there’s a case to be answered. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, best known in these parts for presiding over a decision in 2016 that Apple received €13 billion (...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State for Finance: “The era of insurance companies saying ‘this is the way it is’, that’s not going to continue.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Legislation will be passed to force insurance companies to change the way they treat customers, Minister of State for Finance, Michael D’Arcy, has de(...)

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(...)

Central Bank of Ireland deputy governor Ed Sibley has warned about the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the insurance sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish consumers may struggle to secure wedding, pet or gadget insurance in the event of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Central Bank of (...)

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(...)

More than eight in 10 chief executives of Irish insurance firms were confident about business growth, PwC said. Photograph: iStock

Insurers in Ireland do not have adequate data to price cybersecurity insurance, despite it becoming “as prevalent as all other insurance” products, Pw(...)

Athy businesswoman Marcella O’Reilly: says a doubling of her rates bill was “just a kick in the teeth”. Photo: Laura Hutton

Marcella O’Reilly was angry. The owner of a ladies’ clothing shop in Kildare, she opened her rates bill one day in early 2017 to find they had doubled(...)

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