The furore around the Maria Bailey ‘swing gate’ case helped the public understand the costs bearing down on the insurance industry — but the Government will too quickly forget the lessons over insurance claims and high legal costs, according to FBD boss Fiona Muldoon.
The Restaurant Association of Ireland’s FBD Insurance-sponsored Food Destinations 2019 competition is now accepting applications from any suburb, village, town or region that believes it has a unique food tourism offering and wants to shout it out to the world.
David ‘Stoney’ Burke turns, attention broken. He has a big hurling occasion to mind from between the posts. But the voice is familiar, all too familiar. He scans the bank of wheelchairs at the back of Croke Park’s Hill 16 goal.
The “legal extortion” of crippling insurance premiums is threatening the existence of Ireland’s social fabric, including farmers’ marts, festivals and community celebrations, GAA clubs, and even children’s charities.
A key element of the Garda Traffic Management plan for the three-day National Ploughing Championship, which President Michael D Higgins will officially open at Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly tomorrow, will be the Horse and Jockey junction in Co Tipperary.
Tom Parsons is here and he isn’t. Like at a séance, journalists sit around a mobile phone in Breaffy as the Mayo midfielder chats from his Dublin base. Certainly a first for an All-Ireland team’s press event.
The boss of insurance firm FBD has hit back at criticism by the Law Society president that blame for the Setanta Insurance fallout and high premiums lay squarely at foot of the insurance industry, saying it was meritless and ‘without fact’.