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Brexit: Challenges and opportunities for Ireland

18-Jul-2017 09:42:56 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights

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In an article from our member magazine, The Insider, Tobias Müller and Robert Joniec of Müller Consultancy, give insights on what the Irish insurance market can expect following Brexit and how organisations can best prepare.

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GDPR: What's in store for insurance?

04-Jul-2017 09:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights

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In the second issue of our member magazine, The Insider, Elaine Morrissey (Associate Solicitor at McDowell Purcell) looks at how EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact the insurance industry when it comes into force in May 2018.

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Assessing personal injury claims

17-May-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights

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In this Thinkpiece from our member magazine, The Insider, Doireann O’Mahony, Barrister-at-Law, discusses recent developments in the assessment of awards in personal injuries claims.

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What is Blockchain?

10-May-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights

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Blockchain is a term you may have come across, but few can explain exactly what this technology can do and its impact on industries such as insurance. Here Caitriona Somers sets out the key points those in our industry should be aware of.

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The Professional Perils of Life in the Advertising Industry

04-Apr-2017 15:42:37 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights, The Insider

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In the first issue of our member magazine, The Insider, Jade Giltrap, Media Development Underwriter and Sam Austen, Entertainment Development Underwriter for specialist insurer Hiscox, take a look at the professional risks faced by the creative businesses behind the adverts.

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THINKPIECE: Why leaders lose their way

28-Sep-2016 10:47:18 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece

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 Almost half of Irish business leaders would engage in potentially unethical actions to meet financial targets, according to a recent survey by EY. This startling statistic is consistent with another finding from a survey last year that company chiefs are among the professionals least trusted by the general public to tell the truth.

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Driverless cars: a new reality

04-Feb-2016 10:49:35 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece

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According to research by the University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Centre, the market for autonomous vehicle technology will grow to almost €40 billion in 2025 and self-driving cars may account for a quarter of auto sales by 2035.

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Do we need a new pricing model for motor insurance? (Thinkpiece)

02-Feb-2016 00:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece

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The trend of rising insurance premiums that was so prevalent throughout 2015 looks set to continue, due to a variety of circumstances. Insurers, managing general agents (MGA) and others believe this is due to the rising cost of claims and an increased solvency capacity requirement; however there are other uncertain factors that are well known to the insurance community contributing to this trend.

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How vehicle cameras are helping to protect fleets (Thinkpiece)

05-Jan-2016 16:07:48 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece

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With crash for cash fraud, bogus whiplash claims and rising insurance premiums costing businesses many millions each year, fleet operators are looking at ways of mitigating financial and operational risks. Forward-facing vehicle cameras offer an effective means of proving exactly what happened in the event of a collision, but how do they work, what do they offer and are all systems the same?

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Double relief or double jeopardy? (Thinkpiece)

05-Jan-2016 13:21:12 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece

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A recent judgement of President of the High Court in Ciaran Culkin v. Sligo County Council [2015] IEHC 46 deals with the issue of alleged bullying and harassment and the multi-faceted litigation that these cases bring.

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