Written answers

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Department of Finance

Insurance Coverage

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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62. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons in 2019 that availed of the declined insurance arrangement of a body (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23153/19]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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At the outset, as the Deputy is aware, I, in my role as Minister for Finance, have no responsibility for the operation of the Declined Cases Agreement (DCA) and therefore neither I, nor my Department, have direct access to the data that is being requested.

However, in order to be as helpful as I can, my officials contacted Insurance Ireland about your information request. In response they have provided me with statistics on the number of cases they have dealt between 2009 and 2018. Insurance Ireland informed my officials that data for 2019 is not yet available. However, I understand that the figures for the first four months of 2019 will be available in mid-June. The available figures are set out in the following table.

Insurance Ireland data



In relation to these cases, Insurance Ireland has informed my officials that all applications made to them were accepted for processing under the Declined Cases Agreement. They have also stated that a quotation was secured for the applicants in question through the Agreement and that they therefore consider all applications to have been successful.


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