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October 26, 2017

First Ireland announces appointments of new Director and Associate Director

First Ireland has announced the appointments of a new Director and Associate Director with effect from 1st September 2017. Keith Gill has been appointed to the position of Director, and Jonathan Roche-Kelly has been appointed to the position of Associate Director.

Keith has been an Associate Director of First Ireland since 2012 and has built up over twenty years’ experience in Commercial Insurance. Keith’s client experience ranges across all market sectors, particularly the Care Industry.

The Chairman of the Board, Mr. John Roe stated; “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Keith Gill to the Board of Directors of First Ireland. We believe Keith will offer a valuable addition, contributing to the already strong and successful team in situ. In addition to this news, I am also pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Roche-Kelly as Associate Director of First Ireland with immediate effect. Jonathan joined First Ireland over 4 years ago and has proved to be an invaluable asset to the company.”

Jonathan joined First Ireland in 2013 and has been successful as Head of Financial Services. He is an experienced Certified Financial PlannerTM professional and this appointment reinforces First Ireland’s position at the forefront of financial planning services in Ireland.

Mr. Roe concluded that, “These promotions further strengthen the leadership in First Ireland and is evidence of the career opportunities within our excellent staff base.”

First Ireland is a 100% Irish owned and operated company regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. They are one of the largest brokerages in Ireland and employ more than 160 people in their Head Office in Parkgate Street, Dublin across from Heuston Station, and their offices in Leixlip Co. Kildare. The company is owned and operated by its senior partners, who work full time in the business delivering the highest levels of practical service to their customers. Their extensive client list extends from individuals to large corporations.

April 7, 2016

First Ireland win at the Life, Pensions & Investments Awards 2016

These prestigious awards were designed to ensure that those at the forefront of the profession are identified and commended. The event aims to give recognition to the life, pension and investment brokers who have proved their excellence, professionalism and dedication to maintaining high standards in the Irish market.

First Ireland was shortlisted in two categories at the LPI Awards; "Best Broker Dublin" & "Best Life & Pensions Broker". We are delighted to have been awarded Best Life & Pensions Broker at the ceremony which was held on the 31st of March in the Mansion House in Dublin and was attended by over 500 people.

This award is testament to the hard work, dedication and professionalism of our staff,  attributes First Ireland prides itself on.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their continued support over the years. If you have not yet engaged with our Financial Services division, please do so and find out for yourself why we have been voted the "Best Life and Pensions Broker" 2016.

March 8, 2016

First Ireland Marked International Women’s Day

with an insightful interview with Linda Gallagher, our Joint Managing Director and the Insurance Institute of Ireland as part of their ‘Be Inspired. Women in Insurance’ campaign.

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February 16, 2016

Marian wins €500 One4all Voucher

First Ireland is delighted to announce that Marian Galligan from Castleknock is the winner of our draw for the €500 One4all Voucher which we ran to celebrate the launch of our new home insurance policy, HOMEfirst Insurance.

Marian is pictured here receiving her prize from Ciara Clinton (L), Sales Team Leader from First Ireland. We hope Marian enjoys spending her prize over the coming weeks. Happy Shopping from all at First Ireland!

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June 8, 2015

New Sports Injury facility for our ClubCare clients

We were delighted to launch our new ClubCare sports injury facility in association with the Beacon Hospital, which is available to all our First Ireland ClubCare sports insurance clients.

We were very grateful to soccer legends John Giles, Damien Duff, John O'Shea and James McClean for supporting us at the launch of this great new facility for amateur football clubs and players... also pictured are Sarah Sheridan, Director First Ireland,Dr. Alan Byrne, Consultant in Sports Medicine at the Beacon and Senior International team doctor, Mr. Maurice Neligan, Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Beacon, Michael Cullen, CEO Beacon Hospital and Colm Doherty, Chairman Beacon Hospital.

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May 18th, 2014

We sponsored the Malahide Classic & Vintage MotorShow

First Ireland was proud to sponsor the Malahide Classic & Vintage Motor show for the third successive year.

We’re delighted to support this charity event, hosted by Malahide Lions Club, which is a community based organisation committed to helping and serving the community of Malahide and further afield.

The Show has been a great success over the last number of years and has become a popular annual event with classic car enthusiasts coming from all over Ireland.

A great time was had by all despite the bad weather and we were delighted to meet many of our loyal customers on the day.

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April 6th, 2014

Chairman John Roe's interview with the Sunday Independent

On the 6th April 2014, in an interview with the Sunday Independent, our Chairman John Roe explained how First Ireland’s success is down to the quality of our management team and staff, and outlined his view on future growth and First Ireland’s acquisition strategy...

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March 3, 2014

We renewed our sponsorship of the AUL

The AUL today announced that First Ireland Insurance has renewed its sponsorship of the AUL League for the coming season. At a launch in the Irish team hotel, with both Irish International Soccer Team Manager Martin O’Neill and Assistant Manager Roy Keane in attendance, Tony Martin, Chairman of the AUL said

“The renewal of this sponsorship is very important to the running of the league and I thank First Ireland Insurance very much for their commitment to the AUL. As the biggest junior league in the country, First Ireland’s support is really important for every one of the 200 teams and 5000 members from communities all over Dublin who regularly use our facilities in Clonshaugh.

John Roe, Chairman of First Ireland Insurance commented “First Ireland is proud of its commitment to help grass roots soccer in Ireland. The AUL is a hugely respected league and we are delighted to continue our sponsorship .Thanks to Tony Martin and all at the AUL, and to Sarah Sheridan and her team in First Ireland for making this a successful collaboration.”

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February 1, 2014

We Renewed our Sponsorship of the DIT GAA Club

We’re delighted to have renewed our position as official sponsor of the DIT GAA Club for the coming year, building on what is already a hugely successful partnership for both organisations.

It was a truly remarkable year for DIT GAA, not only winning their first Sigerson title as well as five other titles across the DIT GAA spectrum. “We believe it is a great opportunity to work together for the benefit of all DIT students” said Sarah Sheridan, Director of Personal Insurances.

“Our sponsorship enables DIT to roll out their games program to not just the elite player, but also to the regular student who just wants to play. We wish them well in the upcoming Cup Games this year”.

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December 5, 2013

When Sam Maguire & Sigerson came to visit

We were delighted to welcome to First Ireland Head Office, Dublin Senior Footballers Kevin O’Brien and Ciaran Reddin with the Sam Maguire and Sigerson Cups.

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July 1, 2013

First Ireland Sponsor ‘Summer In Dublin’

We are delighted to have sponsored the Summer In Dublin initiative. Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisin Quinn launched Dublin's Summer in Dublin campaign, which will see various streets in the city centre animated with a range of circus-themed, free,family entertainment.

Taking place between 12pm and 4pm each Saturday, over six consecutive weeks, families enjoyed activities such as face painting, children's entertainers, music, clowns, balloons, giant novelty games, performances coordinated by the Abbey Theatre and much more, all for free. Clyde Carroll Director of said "Dublin City centre is always a hive of activity during the summer. Our goal with Summer In Dublin is to bring good old-fashioned fun to the streets.

It's always great to see the streets of Dublin come alive with entertainment and Summer in Dublin encourages a great sense of community amongst the local businesses and creates a welcoming environment for city centre visitors". Pat Mee, Director of First Ireland said "We are delighted to support Dublin City Centre businesses by sponsoring this initiative. These events will bring businesses and consumers together in a fun friendly way highlighting the City Centre for the vibrant and attractive place it is".