Sligo/Leitrim TD slams high insurance costs

A Sligo/Leitrim TD has slammed high insurance costs which, he says, are hitting businesses, public services, family businesses, sports organisations and even charities.

The insurance involved is for employer liability and public liability, which covers organisations in the case of claims against them by employees or members of the public.

Fianna Fail Deputy Eamon Scanlon says a government report on the issue was expected before the end of this year but the Finance Minister has admitted it will not now be published until the middle of next year.

Deputy Scanlon says that in some cases, the insurance costs have risen by up to 50% in the past few years, with schools among those affected: