On 3 February 2016, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) announced its 2016 programme of themed insurance inspections.  Mirroring Solvency II, risk management and capital planning will be high on the agenda.  For the domestic non-life sector, areas of focus will be policies, procedures and internal controls within claims management and underwriting functions. The CBI plans to increase its inspection of low and low/medium risk firms (including in relation to effectiveness of internal controls for reinsurance and outsourcing arrangements).  Underpinning the programme is a theme of cultural awareness (covering board room dynamics, risk culture and conduct culture).