Ireland

The country profile below provides information on population, gross domestic product, insurance premiums and leading insurers.

Insurance Association

Irish Insurance Federation
Web: www.iif.ie

 

POPULATION, 2011-2014 (1)

Year Population
2011 4,670,976
2012 4,722,028
2013 4,775,982
2014 4,832,765

(1) Estimated.

Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

 

 

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, 2009-2013 (1)

Year GDP
2009 $198.5
2010 177.0
2011 172.3
2012 182.1
2013 190.4

(1) Based on Purchasing Power Parity calculations, which take into account the relative cost of living and inflation rates of countries. GDP estimate for July for each year shown.

Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

 

 

LIFE AND NONLIFE INSURANCE PREMIUMS, 2014

(U.S. $ millions)

  Direct premiums written
Nonlife premiums (1) $8,817
Life premiums 45,136
Total premiums $53,954
Percent of total world premiums 1.13%

(1) Includes accident and health insurance.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 4/2015.

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LEADING NONLIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES, 2013

  Gross written premiums
Company EUR Mn USD Mn
Aviva Insurance Limited 327.9 435.3
RSA Insurance 324.2 430.4
FBD 302.1 401.1
AXA 285.1 378.5
Allianz Plc 281.5 373.8
Liberty Insurance Ltd 166.2 220.7
AIG Europe Limited 135.1 179.4
Zurich Insurance plc 126.2 167.5
Aviva Health 81.8 108.6
Irish Public Bodies 70.1 93.1

Source: Axco Insurance Information Services.

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LEADING LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES, 2013

  Gross written premiums
Company EUR Mn USD Mn
Irish Life 4,765.7 6,327.6
Zurich Life Assurance 1,500.0 1,991.7
New Ireland 1,486.1 1,973.2
Standard Life 1,141.2 1,515.2
Aviva Life & Pensions 573.7 761.8
Canada Life Ass. (Ireland) 328.8 436.5
Friends First Man. Pen. Funds 253.3 336.3
Ark 114.0 151.4
Friends' First Life Ass. Co. 111.6 148.2
The Royal London Mutual Society 72.0 95.5

Source: Axco Insurance Information Services.

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