Report of the Committee on Flooding

and Property Insurance in Ireland, 2015

Laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas 15 December 2015


The text of the report, links to the official report of the debates, video recordings, and submissions will be provided on this page.

Report of the Committee on Flooding and Property Insurance in Ireland 2015

Report of the Committee on Flooding and Property Insurance in Ireland, 2015 - 2 (This 2016 reprint of the report includes a link to the submissions and opening statements, and was laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas on 11 January 2016)


Official Report (full text), Video Recordings, Witnesses


25 September 2012

Irish Insurance Federation: (Now Insurance Ireland)
Mr. Michael Kemp, Chief Executive;
Mr. Michael Horan, Non-life Insurance Manager.
Official report | Video


26 February 2013

Irish Rural Dwellers Association:
Mr. James Doyle, chairman, and Mr. Neilie O'Sullivan, PRO;
GAA: Mr. John Kelly;
IFA: Mr. Sean Brosnan;
the McGillycuddy Reeks Study Group: Mr. Micheál O'Connell.
Official Report | Video


12 March 2013

Irish National Flood Forum
Mr. Enda O’Donovan, Director & Honorary Secretary;
Cork Society of St Vincent de Paul: Mr. Brendan Dempsey;
Dodder Flood Group: Seaosaimhnín Ní Bheoglaoich;
Bandon Flood Group: Ms Gillian Powell;
Skibbereen Flood Group: Mr. Michael Thornhill;
Ballinasloe Flood Group: Mr. Mick Tully.

Official Report | Video


19 March 2013

Irish Insurance Federation
Mr. Kevin Thompson, chief executive officer;
Mr. Michael Horan, non-life insurance manager.

Official Report | Video


26 March 2013

Kildare County Council
Michael Malone, County Manager;
Mr. Alan Dunney, Senior Executive Engineer;
Mr. Joe Boland, Director of Services for water services and the environment.

Official Report | Video


16 April 2013

Irish Claims Consultants Association:
Mr. Éamonn Downey, acting president.

Owens McCarthy, claims specialists:
Mr. John O'Donoghue, managing director

McCarthy Insurance Group:

Mr. Paul Kavanagh.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Cork):
Mr. Brendan Dempsey.

Official Report | Video


23 April 2013

Office of Public Works
Tony Smyth, Director of Engineering Services;
Liam Basquille, Principal in Engineering Services.

Official Report | Video


Opening Statements, and Correspondance

  1. Insurance Ireland
    1. Insurance Ireland Opening Statement - 20130319
    2. Insurance Ireland Letter - Extreme Weather Profit Margins - 20130617
  2. Irish Farmers Association
    1. Irish Farmers Association Opening Statement - 20130212
  3. Irish National Flood Forum
    1. Irish National Flood Forum Opening Statement - 20130312
    2. Irish National Flood Forum The Cork Pilot Scheme - 20130326
  4. Kildare County Council
    1. Kildare County Council Opening Statement 20130326
    2. Kildare County Council Presentation 20130326
    3. Kildare County Council Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 20130326
  5. OPW (Office of Public Works)
    1. OPW Opening Statement 20130423
  6. SVP
    1. SVP - Owens McCarthy Claims Specialists Opening Statement 20130416
  7. The Rural Challenge
    1. The Rural Challenge - Difficulties in obtaining insurance- flood risk
    2. The Rural Challenge - A vision for rural Ireland