Insurer advised minister on tackling probate delays

Royal London research found Irish estates take up to a year to distribute, compared to just a week in Britain

11th June, 2017

A new filing on the lobbying register shows that top insurer Royal London provided Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy with research geared to tackle crippling delays in Ireland’s probate system.

The politician is reviewing the current framework which leaves bereaved families waiting, on average, six months to get the benefit of a deceased’s estate.

In extreme cases, the delay can last well over a year. This is in contrast to typical...

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