Chief executive of the Private Hospitals’ Association Simon Nugent:  the committee spent “too much time obsessed with publicly owned delivery systems rather than taking a holistic view of the overall health assets in the State”.  Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The €5.8 billion healthcare plan proposed by the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare appears to have become “bogged down in ideology”, th(...)

Ireland’s two insurance lobby groups are planning to merge as the industry prepares for a surge in business from London following the decision by UK v(...)

Data from Insurance Ireland gives the most reliable indication of how often firms are refusing to provide quotes, as insurance companies themselves do not provide such figures. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of motorists denied quotes by three or more insurance companies in recent years has almost quadrupled, figures from Insurance Ireland have (...)

An industry insider said the big question was “whether Revenue can get away with not enforcing” the ECJ ruling on insurers and VAT

It was something no one wanted to hear and so everyone stuck their heads in the sand. The unwelcome news was a judgment from the European Court of Jus(...)

Floods at Wolfe Tone Terrace in Athlone. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Temporary flood defences – large metal screens to hold back rising water known as demountable defences – are an integral part of responding to floods,(...)

According to the figures, average costs per claim rose significantly from 2006 to 2013

Motor insurance premiums almost halved between 2003 and 2013, according to new figures published by the Central Bank. The data show average comprehen(...)

A liquidator has been appointed to Setanta Insurance, which collapsed earlier this month.The Dublin-based insurance firm, which was licensed by the Ma(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has refused to rule out the introduction of a levy to help flood victims secure adequate insurance protection. A 1 per cen(...)

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