Philip Smyth

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In Switzerland about two thirds of 15 year olds enter apprenticeships which are “highly valued” in their society, the  Oireachtas education committee has heard. Image: iStock

The prestige of apprenticeships has declined due to an “overwhelming” focus on college places and CAO points, an Oireachtas education committee has he(...)

Getting ready for departure on the Science Bus  were four of the five science bus drivers (captains) from Ireland; Stephen Davitt, Claire O’Connell, Aoibhéann Bird and Phil Smyth,   with DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith in the centre at back. Photograph: Daire Hall

What happens when you load up a campervan with gear for science and engineering workshops, hit the road and travel around Europe, encouraging people t(...)

Net premiums for RSA’s Irish division rose by 1 per cent to £152 million in the six months to June 30th. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British motor and home insurer RSA posted an above-forecast operating profit of £360 million (€402 million) in the first half, led by strong performa(...)

Former DUP minister Jonathan Bell  is standing for re-election as an independent unionist. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

All eyes will be on the Strangford constituency in the upcoming Assembly election to see how rebel politician Jonathan Bell does against his old part(...)

RSA Insurance Ireland’s loss ratio reduced to 88 per cent of premium income last year, down from 101 per cent a year earlier.

The Irish subsidiary of British insurance group RSA reduced its underwriting loss last year to €22 million as it continued to rebuild its business he(...)

Philip Smith was paid €635,000 annually as chief executive of the country’s largest insurer. He told the tribunal that since leaving RSA, he had earned just €25,000 in consultancy fees. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Employment Appeals Tribunal was set up under legislation dating from 1967, initially to deal with redundancy payments. It has evolved in the decad(...)

Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill (pictured) to help gardaí recover stolen paintings, are entitled to proceed with their action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and State, the High Court has ruled.

Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill t(...)

The Central Bank pointed out that PwC has been “on site” within RSA’s Irish operation since the week beginning October 28th and had not been brought in over the weekend, as may have been the impression given by RSA. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

RSA seems to have a been somewhat economical with the the truth when it comes to the Central Bank’s role in uncovering problems at its Irish subsidiar(...)

The Central Bank said yesterday that it identified an issue with regard to “delays in increasing case reserves on large claims in a timely manner and this informed the terms of an internal audit that RSA had already scheduled in relation to the same area”.

The Central Bank of Ireland identified concerns about the operations of insurer RSA Ireland some three months before three senior executives at the co(...)

In an interview with the Sunday Times about 14 months ago, Philip Smith, chief executive of insurer RSA Ireland, said: “It’s a privilege to lead this (...)

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