Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality
Access to Justice and Legal Costs: Discussion (Resumed)
The Central Bank report is interesting. Mr. Hassett quoted figures from it. It is difficult in the limited time I have available to me to question him on all of those figures. On page 14 of the Central Bank report it states that the average premium per policy was €706 in 2018, which was 42% higher than in 2019. The report provides a breakdown, including a period during which there was falling premiums for a period, followed by increasing premiums, with premiums increasing by 62% between 2013 and 2018. Would Mr. Hassett agree that is a huge increase?