On 8 December 2015, the Central Bank released its second Macro-Financial Review of 2015, based on data available on 30 November 2015.  From the insurance perspective, interesting points include that (a) total premium income in the life sector has increased by 9.3 percent in the first half of 2015 when compared with the same period in 2014, (b) the domestic non-life sector (particularly motor and liability) shows poor performance, (c) a number of high-impact non-life insurers have reported underwriting losses in the first half of the year and (d) Irish reinsurers have maintained their 4.7% global market share.