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Ireland's Compensation Culture

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Created April 4, 2019
The government minister responsible for the insurance industry has said there are 'clusters' for compensation claims in Ireland.

The evidence for this is only 'anecdotal' according to Minister Michael D’Arcy, but is it possible to find out whether these clusters are real or imagined?

We want to investigate if claims are more likely in some parts of the country compared to others? And if so, what are the reasons behind it?

The Irish insurance industry often says that the high premiums we pay for our insurance stem directly from large court awards and the number of fraudulent claims they are forced to deal with.

So is Ireland an unusually litigious place and is there genuine evidence of a 'compensation culture'?

How do we compare with other EU countries and have some of our neighbours got answers on how we might curb compensation claims, and in turn help drive down the cost of insurance?


**HELP US INVESTIGATE**

We want to look at compensation claims throughout the country, how much is paid out by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board and by each local authority.

We will use that data to see if clusters of compensation claims can be found in specific areas of Ireland.

We will look as well at how two EU countries manage compensation claims and what lessons can be learned in keeping costs and fraudulent claims to a minimum.

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Dear Supporter,
Thank you so much for your contribution to this project, which is now fully funded.
Just a quick update for you on where we are so far with it:
Our reporting team is actively working on this story. This one could take time. It needs plenty of work and will require information access requests to a range of different public bodies and local authorities. We will also be looking to find out about what’s going on behind the scenes in government in tackling compensation claims and also the high costs of insurance in Ireland.
When the project is completed and published, we will make sure to let you know.
In the meantime, please follow us on Twitter (@noteworthy_ie) for updates on all our latest work.
Thanks
The Noteworthy Team
www.noteworthy.ie
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