On 17 September 2014, the Central Bank published its Insurance Statistics for 2013.  The statistics contain a summary of the life and non-life insurance returns made to the Central Bank in respect of business written between 1 January and 31 December 2013. Notably, despite a fall in the number of undertakings with head offices in Ireland, the statistics show a significant increase in total net life and industrial assurance premiums during 2013, when compared to 2012.