Michael D Arcy

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“It’s a cop out to say vulture funds don’t need to be regulated,” said Joe Healy, IFA president. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has hit out at the Minister of State for financial services Michael D’Arcy for suggesting that vulture funds were(...)

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(...)

A 2 per cent levy is to be added to insurance policies to provide funds for use in the event of insurance company collapses.

A 2 per cent levy is to be added to insurance policies to provide funds for use in the event of insurance company collapses. The Insurance (Amendmen(...)

The Central Bank has been working on developing the technical specifications of the database. Photograph: iStock

A Bill to establish a national database tracking insurance claims was brought to Cabinet last week looking to facilitate a more in-depth analysis of a(...)

The Government will use a guillotine for the first time since it came into office to pass legislation to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Setanta Insurance group in 2014.

The Government will use a guillotine for the first time since it came into office to pass legislation to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Se(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he had been informed that Insurance Ireland expected to complete a detailed data protection impact assessment by the end of August. Image: Getty Images

The new EU data protection regime will have a “significant impact” on any new plans by the insurance industry to share data between members and with A(...)

(Left) John Spencer, Centaur; Professor Philip Nolan, president, Maynooth University; Karen Malone, Centaur

A financial services company has opened its second Irish office in Maynooth, Co Kildare, where it plans to create 30 jobs over the next two years. C(...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Michael D’Arcy  chairs the Cost of Insurance Working Group. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

A national database tracking insurance claims is unlikely to be established until next year, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. The database is desig(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

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