Peter O’Dwyer

Peter O’Dwyer

Insurers feel heat over rocketing premiums as injury awards fall

Insurers feel heat over rocketing premiums as injury awards fall

A new report shows that personal injury awards fell by 9 per cent between 2013 and 2017 while insurance costs skyrocketed by about 70 per cent over a similar period

New influx of overseas fraudsters deepens our insurance crisis

New influx of overseas fraudsters deepens our insurance crisis

Aviva Ireland, one of the country’s largest insurers, has dealt with 50 cases of suspected insurance fraud committed by people travelling from Britain in the last three years alone

Competitors cry foul over National Broadband Plan provider getting nationwide remit

Competitors cry foul over National Broadband Plan provider getting nationwide remit

Winning bidder can compete with operators across country instead of being confined to the 540k premises covered by rural internet scheme

Builders and retailers caught in €1.5bn Revenue crackdown

Builders and retailers caught in €1.5bn Revenue crackdown

The tax authority conducted more than 16,230 audits over the past three years as well as quizzing thousands more taxpayers on their affairs through less invasive interventions such as interviews

Sinn Féin’s Doherty accuses insurers of exaggerating level of claims

Sinn Féin’s Doherty accuses insurers of exaggerating level of claims

Axa, Allianz and FBD are called before finance committee to give assurances over cutting cover if court awards are reduced

US issues new warning to government on Huawei

US issues new warning to government on Huawei

Homeland Security official visits Dublin to get communications minister Richard Bruton ‘up to speed’ on risks identified by agency

Eir hits back and accuses government of inflating figures in broadband row

Eir hits back and accuses government of inflating figures in broadband row

Government claims 81,000 premises would face higher connection charges under Eir’s bid. Telecoms firm maintains number would be closer to 9,000 under its €1 billion proposal.

Parkwind hoping to unlock potential of Oriel field

Parkwind hoping to unlock potential of Oriel field

The answer to the climate target conundrum is blowing in the wind

Eir’s claim puts broadband cat amongst the pigeons

Eir’s claim puts broadband cat amongst the pigeons

The telco may have had a chequered history since it was privatised in 1999. But its claim that it can deliver rural broadband far cheaper than Granahan McCourt is something the government cannot ignore

Dubai’s ruling family showed UN ‘proof of life’ photos of princess and Mary Robinson

Dubai’s ruling family showed UN ‘proof of life’ photos of princess and Mary Robinson

New correspondence reveals the UAE used pictures in bid to disprove rumours that Sheikha Latifa had come to harm

US boosts efforts to get Ireland to block Huawei from 5G

US boosts efforts to get Ireland to block Huawei from 5G

High-ranking Homeland Security official to meet Minister Bruton this week to discuss the issue, following visit by assistant US attorney general for national security

Reducing court awards to previous levels ‘misconceived’, says Shatter

Reducing court awards to previous levels ‘misconceived’, says Shatter

Legislation introduced by Shatter in 2013 changed the jurisdictional limits of the district and circuit courts for personal injury cases, despite widespread warnings that doing so could drive up awards and increase premiums

ESRI warns against further health overspend

ESRI warns against further health overspend

The Economic and Social Research Institute said repeated overruns in the annual health budget had a 'clearly negative impact' on the public finances, but added that the issue had been partly masked by surges in corporation tax

Government tight-lipped on potential compensation for broadband backers

Government tight-lipped on potential compensation for broadband backers

Under the terms of the contract, NBI will be entitled to compensation for 'encroachment' if other operators provide broadband to any of the 540,000 premises, in instances where the department determines it has 'a negative impact on NBI’s business case'

A premium on getting costs down: D'Arcy unmoved by criticism

A premium on getting costs down: D'Arcy unmoved by criticism

For two years, junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy has been battling to get to grips with Ireland’s spiralling insurance costs. But how much progress has he made?