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, 2013

(U.S. $ millions)

  Direct premiums written
Nonlife premiums (1) $8,851
Life premiums 46,929
Total premiums $55,780
Percent of total world premiums 1.20%

(1) Includes accident and health insurance.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 3/2014.

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LEADING NONLIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES, 2011

  Gross written premiums 
Company EUR Mn USD Mn
Aviva Insurance (Europe)  421.9 586.5
RSA Insurance  377.6 525.0
Quinn Insurance  322.9 448.9
AXA  310.5 431.6
Allianz Plc  306.7 426.4
FBD  303.1 421.4
Zurich Insurance plc  135.0 187.6
Aviva Health  91.5 127.2
Chartis Insurance Ireland  80.0 111.3
Irish Public  79.7 110.8

Source: Axco Insurance Information Services.

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LEADING LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES, 2011

  Gross written premiums 
Company EUR Mn USD Mn
Irish Life  3,253.1 4,522.2
New Ireland  1,569.5 2,181.9
Zurich Life Assurance  1,215.7 1,689.9
Aviva Life & Pensions  610.2 848.2
Ark  564.6 784.9
Canada Life Ass. (Ireland)  435.0 604.6
Friends First Man. Pen. Funds  311.8 433.4
Friends' First Life Ass. Co.  125.8 174.9
Acorn  68.3 95.0
ECCU  48.6 67.5

Source: Axco Insurance Information Services.

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