Ennis Insurer Fears Commercial Insurance Will Continue To Spiral

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An Ennis insurer is expressing concern that commercial insurance premium costs will continue to spiral out of control.

It follows comments made by former High Court president Nicholas Kearns, who says fraudulent claims are costing jobs, where SMEs are forced to pay out to claimants.

Mr Justice Kearns headed up the Personal Injuries Commission, which found that awards for minor injuries in this country are almost five times those paid in England.


The ongoing problem has also led to frustration in the insurance sector about the pace of reforms to tackle the problem.

CEO of MunsterGroup Insurance Padraic McNicholas has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that business owners must to do what they can to protect themselves: