A new organisation which includes the Irish Hotels Federation and the Vintners’ Federation of
Ireland has demanded an end to what it calls “crippling insurance premiums”.
The Alliance for Insurance Reform comprises 18 civic and business organisations, representing 35,000 members and more than 620,000 employees and 41,300 volunteers.
It says it had formed to address the issue of services and jobs being hit by excessive insurance costs.
Ivan Cooper director of public policy at The Wheel, the country’s national association for community, voluntary, and charitable organisations, said the cost of insurance is a huge issue for many charities.