Murphy to host insurance forum on Monday




Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s a guest speaker


Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway Eugene Murphy is to host an insurance forum with guest speakers including CEO of Supermac’s, Pat McDonagh.

  The forum will take place in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Monday, November the 4th, starting at 8 pm. Other speakers will include Fianna Fáil Business Spokesperson Robert Troy TD, Neil McDonnell, Chief Executive of ISME, and Martin Mulligan of Mulligan’s Service Station in Athlone.

  Speaking ahead of the forum Deputy Murphy has called on the Government to take urgent action to tackle rising insurance costs for businesses, families and motor insurance customers. The Roscommon-Galway TD believes the situation is now unsustainable and says that sustained government action is required to tackle the problem.

  Deputy Murphy believes Mr. McDonagh is a suitable main guest speaker for the insurance forum as the founder of Supermac’s has campaigned for insurance reform. The Fianna Fáil TD states that Mr. McDonagh’s words will resonate with many business people in the region.

  “Across the board, we have seen excessive and exorbitant increases in the cost of obtaining insurance, and it is forcing many policy holders to make a choice about whether to keep paying or not. By organising this forum in Roscommon, I would hope that similar-type events would be organised throughout the country.

  “We cannot allow these costs rise unabated; we must ensure that Ireland remains a competitive place to both live and work. Inaction is no longer acceptable. With Brexit and an ever more uncertain world, we need to address these areas that hurt our cost competitiveness. High insurance costs hurt jobs, businesses and households”.