About First Ireland

First Ireland is proud to be a fully 100% Irish owned and operated company. We are one of the largest brokerages in Ireland.

Our head Office is in Parkgate Street, Dublin. We also have a branch office in Leixlip, Co Kildare.

The company is owned and operated by its senior partners who work full time in the business. All our resources are dedicated to, and all our business strategies are aimed at meeting the needs of our valued customers in Ireland. They’re the only ones we have.

We now employ over 130 people at First Ireland and our extensive client list extends from individuals to large corporations.

Our Story

  • 100% Irish Owned: First Ireland is proud to be a fully 100% Irish owned and operated company. We are one of the largest brokerages in Ireland employing over 130 people, with our main office in Parkgate St. Dublin and a branch office on Main St. Leixlip.

  • Company: From humble beginnings as Rooney Gallagher we have grown over 31 years to our present size. We re-branded in 1999 to be First Ireland a name that represents our goal of always being first and our pride at being Irish.

  • Reputation: At First Ireland we have gained a reputation for quality of service and value for money. We protect our customers' interests and ensure you get exceptional prices aligned with quality. We value our reputation ahead of profit and will always put our customers' needs first.

  • Directors: Our Directors have collectively over 200 years' experience in the business. As they are owners as well as Directors they are interested only in long term value and satisfied customers'. See full list of Directors.

  • Staff: Friendly, efficient and qualified or working towards qualification. All staff conform to the Central Bank of Ireland's requirements for competency as per the Minimum Competency Code with many having earned extra awards and qualifications. Our staff understand your needs

Our Mission

We aim to guard our customers wealth and bring value to all their business arrangements with us. Whether it is Business Insurances, Personal Insurances, Wealth Management, Pensions, Life Cover, we are always beside you working to help you achieve your goals. We succeed because you succeed!

Chairman’s Message

chairman words Without a satisfied and loyal customer base we would wither and die. Instead thanks to the efforts of our staff, the loyalty of our customers and our supplier partners we continue to grow year on year. Why not contact us and find out first hand about the First Ireland experience.

Why Choose First Ireland?

  • Forget anonymous call centres - a dedicated team will look after you at First Ireland

  • Spread the cost with our easy payment option. Ask our friendly staff today!

  • Personal Service & Expert Advice from our experienced staff

  • First Ireland is proud to be a fully 100% Irish owned and operated company

  • We are one of the largest brokerages in Ireland employing over 130 people

  • All staff conform to Central Bank requirements for competency with many having earned extra awards and qualifications

  • We protect our customers interests and ensure you get the best possible prices consistent with the necessary quality

  • We value our reputation ahead of profit and will always put our customers needs first

We will be more than happy to answer any questions or assist you to arrange your insurance.
Please contact our friendly team at direct line 01 882 0818 or email info@firstireland.ie.

Our Team

John Roe

John Roe
Executive Chairman

A founding member of the company. Mentor and management consultant specialising in strategy and financial solutions.

Tony Gill

Tony Gill
Joint Managing Director FCII

Over 39 years' experience in Commercial Insurance. Client experience ranges across market sectors.

Linda Gallagher

Linda Gallagher
Joint Managing Director ACII QFA LCOI CFP

Insurance and Financial Planning specialist with over 37 years experience in Risk Management, Pensions, Protection and Investments. Head of Compliance for the firm.

Cathal Duffy

Cathal Duffy
Director Business Insurance CIP

Over 39 years experience in Commercial and Business Insurances. Focussing on customer care and retention. Complaints Officer for the firm.

Conor Lyons

Conor Lyons
Director Business Insurance CIP Dip. CII

Commercial and Business insurance expert with 28 years industry experience. Focussing on business development and sales.

Sarah Sheridan

Sarah Sheridan
Director Personal Lines Dip CII CIP MSc

Specialist in personal insurances with over 20 years industry experience.

Keith Gill

Keith Gill
Director Business Insurance CIP

Over 20 years experience in Commercial Insurance. Client experience ranges across market sectors.

Bernard Swierczyna

Bernard Swierczyna
Director IT CISSP CCSP

Over 20 years experience in the IT sector. Bernard is responsible for technical operations, information management and cyber security.

Our Key Products

Car Insurance

Great Car Insurance deals for both Full & Provisional licence holders, all ages from 17 years

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Home Insurance

Our Home Insurance covers Main Residences, Rented Properties & Holiday Homes

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Van Insurance

We will search the market across 13 insurers to get you our best van insurance quote

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Taxi Insurance

First Ireland is committed to providing superior Policy Cover and Benefits including PSV vehicle hire

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