Ireland

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

Insurance Association

Insurance Ireland
Web: www.insuranceireland.eu/

 

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, 2010-2014 (1)

(U.S. $ billions)

Year GDP
2010 $177.0
2011 172.3
2012 182.1
2013 190.4
2014 224.7

(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.

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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, 2014

 

  Gross written premiums
Company EUR Mn USD Mn
Allianz Plc  320.6 425.3
FBD  311.4 413.2
AXA  302.9 401.8
RSA Insurance  301.0 399.3
Aviva Insurance Limited  267.0 354.2
Liberty Insurance Ltd  180.7 239.7
AIG Europe Limited  161.3 214.0
Zurich Insurance plc  127.9 169.7
Aviva Health  75.2 99.8
Irish Public Bodies  75.0 99.6

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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