Gender pension gap more than double pay divide

Women in the EU save 40% less into their pension on average than men, despite earning just 16% less in wages, according to a new report by Mercer. It shows that the savings divide varies widely from one member state to another, but that half of EU countries have gender pension gaps of 30% or […]

We need to cut taxes but increase social insurance to get a fair society

Taxes should be low, simple and fair. In Ireland, this principle is broadly accepted when it comes to taxing corporate profits, but not when it comes to personal taxation. Why is that? It’s widely agreed that our low corporate tax rate has attracted jobs and investment while helping Irish-owned companies to expand. We get a […]

A few tips on how to keep your valuables safe

At McGrady Insurance we know that when it comes to cover for your high-value items, the key is to get the right insurance policy in the first place – and this means reading the policy wording carefully so you understand exactly what you are covered for. “If you have an item or items which are […]

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This will affect all participants in all forms of motorsport

Vnuk – A seemingly innocent four-letter acronym. It’s not. This one is basted in doom and misery. This week, the British government issued a document for public consultation with an option to implement the European Court’s decision involving the ‘Vnuk judgment.’ The Vnuk judgment imposes compulsory third party injury and damage insurance to all vehicles used […]

Cyber insurance a great complement to good security practice

Cyber insurance is a topic of great interest in business and insurance speakers are found in increasing numbers at cyber security events. Given the level of data breach and security failures we read about every day, it is natural that the business world would be turning an increasingly interested eye to its insurance cover. There […]

Dublin is in the frame as Lloyd’s threatens London move

The group said it is currently looking at setting up ‘onshore’ businesses that would include the establishment of various branches in European member states, a spokesman told the Irish Independent. Lloyd’s currently rates all of its European business, which amounts to around 11% of its gross written premiums, from its London headquarters and confirmed the firm’s head […]

Cyber Insurance

WHAT IS CYBER INSURANCE? Regardless of your trade or sector, businesses rely heavily on electronic systems to undertake their day to day operations, therefore cyber insurance should be one of main considerations. From the storage of data and customer records to digital correspondence via email, along with undertaking financial transactions and payments digitally and potentially […]

£7.83 million insurance pay out

Finnish manufacturer Konecranes has lost over £3 million even though they received an insurance indemnity of £7.83 million. Read the Full Story

Data protection

Data protection has grown up

While the news dominates with the issue of whether or not the UK should vote to stay within the EU, the European Parliament continue to vote on issues that affect you.  The latest is in the area of data protection.  This new ruling is aimed at giving citizens of the EU back control of their personal […]