The particulars requested by the Deputy relate to the day-to-day operations of individual companies and data is not available to my Department which would enable me to provide the information sought.
I would like to remind the Deputy of what I have said in this House on numerous occasions, in that, as the insurance supervisory authority I have a responsibility to ensure that insurance companies are in a position to meet their statutory solvency and reserve requirements but this does not extend to the detailed management of their affairs. Therefore, I must respect the right of insurance companies to make their own underwriting decisions, including the acceptance or rejection of any risk, in the light of their circumstances and assessment of the market. No legal obligation can be placed on any insurer to quote in respect of any risk or to quote at any particular premium. However, cases of difficulty in obtaining motor insurance can be referred to the Declined Cases Committee of the Irish Insurance Federation.