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Motor Insurers Successfully Defend Discrimination Claims Before the WRC
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 17 2017

Throughout 2016, motor insurers were the subject of a number of complaints to the Workplace Relations Commission (the “WRC”)(1) allegeing that quotes


Ireland - Finance Act 2016 and Offshore Accounts
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 17 2017

In his Budget speech on 11 October 2016, the Minister for Finance announced a comprehensive programme of targeted intervention against offshore tax


The High Court Upholds Avoidance of Life Assurance Policy
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 17 2017

In the recent decision of Richardson v Financial Services Ombudsman & Anor the High Court upheld a finding of the Financial Services Ombudsman (the


Directive (EU) 201697 on Insurance Distribution (Recast)
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 16 2017

The Insurance Distribution Directive (“IDD”) recasts the Insurance Mediation Directive (“IMD I”). IDD must be transposed into Irish law by 23 February


New Court Rules - Delay in Implementation of SI 255
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 12 2017

On 1 October 2016, two new Statutory Instruments (SI 2542016 and SI 2552016) which made wide-ranging reforms to the procedural rules applicable to


Central Bank - Increased Workforce
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 12 2017

In response to the significant increase in the number of authorisation queries from UK based insurers, the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central


State Aid Ireland
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 11 2017

In Ireland, there is no national central authority responsible for state aid control and for dealing with the European Commission (the Commission) on


Central Bank Priorities 2017
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 11 2017

The Central Bank’s Strategic Plan 2016-2018 published in 2015 is now well underway. The Bank’s Mission Statement ‘Safeguarding Stability, Protecting


Leapfrog Appeals and Third Party Funding: Persona and Sigma v Ireland & Ors
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 10 2017

In Persona Digital Telephony Limited & anor v The Minister for Public Enterprise Ireland & ors, the High Court upheld a centuries-old prohibition on


Apocalypse When?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 9 2017

The surprisingly limited potential for five year compensation awards arising from whistleblowing-related dismissals and the unforeseen effect of