Our press releases
17 May 2023
Survey Results | Falsified motor insurance claims
Some 21% of motorists have, or know someone who has either exaggerated or falsified a motor insurance claim and most drivers agree the innocent driver is the real victim.
11 May 2023
Survey Results | Cost of living challenges
People throughout the country are putting big plans on the long finger or cancelling them entirely in a bid to combat the cost-of-living challenges. View full results.
1 May 2023
63% of drivers support increased fines to improve driver behaviour
To improve driver behaviour more than 6 in 10 drivers (63%) in Ireland are in favour of the recently increased fines for road traffic offences.
28 Apr 2023
Aviva pays out €223 million in general insurance claims in 2022
Aviva announced that it paid out €223 million in claims to its general insurance customers and third-party claimants in 2022, an increase of just over 10% (€200 million) on the previous year.
18 Apr 2023
Aviva pays out over €118.6 million in protection claims in 2022
Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland (Aviva), reported that the company paid out €118.6 million in claims to customers with protection policies in 2022.
12 Apr 2023
Almost 16% of home insurance claimants are underinsured
Some 4 in 10 Irish homeowners have received a letter from their insurer warning that the sum insured on their property may be insufficient due to the rising costs of rebuilding a home.
9 Mar 2023
Aviva Insurance Ireland: Full Year Financial Results 2022
All the information you need on Aviva Ireland’s General Insurance business full year financial results 2022. Read on for the results.
16 Feb 2023
Aviva Research | Most dangerous users on the road
Young men are perceived to be the most dangerous users of our roads according to new consumer research - 39% of women and 29% of men claimed.
7 Feb 2023
Aviva Research | Benefits of Employment
35% of employees unaware there may be benefits available to them as part of their employment contract over and above their financial remuneration and annual leave.
6 Feb 2023
Aviva Research | Reduce car usage
Just over half of motorists (51%) would like or plan to reduce their car usage to help protect the environment. Get the full results.
4 Jan 2023
Aviva Survey | Driving test failures
Some 25% of people say insufficient practice and experience are the number 1 reasons for driving test failures.
19 Dec 2022
Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland Announces Appointment of New CEO
Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland DAC (Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland) has today announced the appointment of Barry Cudmore as Chief Executive Officer, subject to regulatory approval.
28 Nov 2022
Drink driving in Ireland
Those aged between 35 and 44 are more likely than other age cohorts to know someone who in the last year had driven their car after consuming a lot of alcohol.
15 Nov 2022
Aviva Research | Most important features of EV car insurance
Survey - 68% said the most important motor insurance policy feature is cover for unexpected battery failure. Read the full survey results.
19 Oct 2022
Aviva gives €5 million funding to Nature Trust
Nature Trust, a not-for-profit company backed by Coillte and Forestry Partners. 1.2 million native tree saplings will be planted due to Aviva funding.
15 Sep 2022
Aviva Survey | Homeowners grants
Over 40% of people don’t believe available grants are sufficient to encourage homeowners to upgrade their homes.
26 Aug 2022
Small business competition for €50K Pop-Up shop from Champion Green
Champion Green, is giving small businesses the chance to win a €50,000 retail opportunity, in partnership with Aviva Life & Pensions.
25 Aug 2022
Only 14% of motorists admit to having no bad driving habits according to new research from Aviva
Poor driving behaviours by other motorists tops the list of stress factors for almost 30% of drivers according to new research. Read the full results.
24 Aug 2022
Over 50% of people plan to spend almost €7,000 on home renovations
Some 57% of homeowners are planning to undertake renovations in their homes this year, spending on average €6,805 on the planned works. Read the full results…
18 Aug 2022
Majority of people maintain conservative approach to savings
Only 17% of workers claimed they are saving into their pension fund, with only 7% of those in employment holding a savings plan from a life insurance company.
15 Aug 2022
Aviva Ireland’s Half Year Financial Results 2022
Results show that Aviva Ireland performed positively despite more challenging market. Read more.
2 Aug 2022
The Nation Votes for Graham Norton to Drive them Around
Graham Norton tops the list as the nation’s favourite celebrity to drive you around for a day. Read on to find out which other celebrities are listed.
28 Jul 2022
Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland announces appointment of new Interim CEO
Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland has announced the appointment of Dave Swanton as Interim Chief Executive Officer, subject to regulatory approval.
25 Jul 2022
Over 5 in 10 people say Government’s 2030 Electric Vehicle target is “unrealistic”
Less than half the population believe the Government will meet its 2030 target to have one million electric cars on Irish roads. Read more.
18 Jul 2022
68% of homeowners are planning home renovations in the next 12 months
68% of homeowners in Ireland want to renovate their home over the next 12 months yet 4 in 10 homeowners currently in need of tradespeople. Read more.
1 Jul 2022
Aviva Ireland wins Net Zero Carbon award at inaugural Business and Finance ESG Awards
The inaugural Business and Finance ESG Awards were held in the Mansion House, Dublin this week. Aviva was delighted to take home the award for Net Zero Carbon.
27 Jun 2022
7 in 10 people say soaring Fuel Costs will not lead to increased support for Government’s Fossil Fuel Vehicle Ban
7 in 10 people feel that the impact of ballooning energy prices on their everyday cost of living will not translate into more support for the Government’s goal.
14 Dec 2021
DIY mishaps that spoil Christmas
With Christmas preparations now in full swing, homeowners may be tempted to undertake some DIY activities themselves. Get the survey results.
26 Nov 2021
Some 66% of homeowners are currently working/studying from home
Aviva Insurance Ireland DAC, one of Ireland’s leading insurers, recently conducted research to gain insights into the number of people who are either working or studying from home.
29 Oct 2021
2 out of 3 workers have no financial plan if they become ill
2 out of 3 workers have no financial plan in place if they become ill for an extended period and just 1 in 5 believe their employer would support them.
28 Oct 2021
“Everybody Needs Good Neighbours” - Nationwide survey reveals
Neighbours can make or break how you feel about where you live. This was one of the primary findings from the latest survey from Aviva Insurance Ireland.
20 Oct 2021
Aviva Research: Over 25% will still pay mortgage or rent in retirement
Over 780,000 people expect to still be paying either their mortgage or rent in retirement, according to new Aviva research.
12 Oct 2021
Working from home – Life & Pensions Research
Almost half of employees working remotely (47%) admit that they have a better work/life balance since the outbreak of the pandemic.
4 Oct 2021
Private pensions research results from Aviva
Almost half of pension savers (46%) don’t have a clue how much it will provide in retirement according to new Aviva research from Aviva Ireland.
17 Sep 2021
Home Insurance Research: Security Breaches
As many as 1 in 5 (19%) homeowners have experienced some form of security breach in or around their homes since the outbreak of Covid-19, according to new research from Aviva Insurance Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading insurers.
9 Aug 2021
Aviva Research: 2/3 of people say it is important to consider ESG factors before investing
The introduction of Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which came into effect on 10 March 2021, imposes mandatory environment, social and governance (ESG).
7 Jul 2021
Aviva Research | Home improvements during the pandemic
Driven undoubtedly by the extended periods of time that we have all been forced to spend in our homes since the outbreak of the pandemic, recent research carried out by Aviva Insurance Ireland DAC (Aviva) reveals that 1.5 million homeowners have spent over €11 billion in the last 12 months.
22 Apr 2021
Aviva Life Claims increase by 9% to €109 million in 2020
Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC (Aviva), one of Ireland’s leading insurers, today reported that the company paid out almost €109 million to customers with protection policies in 2020.
18 Mar 2021
Home Insurance Claims rise by 4.5%
An increase in both the volume and cost of settling home insurance claims in 2020. Preliminary data shows the gross incurred cost of these claims may have increased by 20%.
1 Mar 2021
Aviva targeting Net Zero carbon by 2040
Aviva has today announced its plan to become a Net Zero carbon emissions company by 2040. This is the most demanding target of any major insurance company in the world today.
18 Dec 2020
Christmas festive fiascos
Aviva reveals a number of household claims that it sees at Christmas, like feet put through ceilings. Read the full list and our advice to avoid these fiascos.
17 Nov 2020
Stress and anxiety pandemic evident
A new study on the nations’ sentiment towards their health, wellbeing and the workplace before the onset of Covid 19 in March 2020 and now.
7 Sep 2020
Aviva pays out over €100 million in life claims in 2019
Aviva Life & Pensions, one of Ireland’s leading insurers, reported that the company paid out just over €100 million in life claims in 2019
15 Jul 2020
Aviva Insurance Ireland Announces Appointment of New Interim CEO
Aviva Insurance Ireland DAC (Aviva Insurance Ireland) today announces the appointment of Declan O’Rourke as interim Chief Executive Officer, subject to regulatory approvals.
9 Jun 2020
Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland announces appointment of new CEO
Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland DAC today announces the appointment of Dave Elliot as Chief Executive Officer following Tom Browne’s decision to retire after 40 years of working life.
18 May 2020
Aviva extends accompanied driver insurance
We have extended the accompanied driver insurance cover for those pupils who have unused driving lessons with the Aviva Driving School until to 31 December 2020.
30 Mar 2020
Aviva lights up Aviva Stadium for HSE
Aviva Insurance Ireland lights up Aviva Stadium, the iconic home of Irish soccer and rugby, in the corporate colours of green and red of the Health Service Executive (HSE) in solidarity with all frontline healthcare workers.
27 Mar 2020
Aviva announce range of additional insurance supports for the HSE
Aviva Insurance Ireland announced a range of additional supports targeted at those working in the Health Service Executive (HSE) and healthcare workers who have motor and home insurance policies with Aviva.
2 Mar 2020
Aviva launches new simplified investment option for retirement savings
New simplified investment option for retirement savings. Strategy focuses on growth, consolidation and de-risking as appropriate.
12 Feb 2020
Women take the lead when it comes to servicing the car
Research shows males are more likely to check their tyre pressure and tread depth more frequently while women have their car serviced at least once every year.
19 Dec 2019
Research shows women take the lion’s share of responsibility for childcare
Women are more likely to claim to do the lion’s share of the housework and the financial cost of childcare, according to new research from Ireland’s leading insurer, Aviva.
9 Dec 2019
Friends First complete redevelopment of Enterprise House, Blackrock, Co Dublin
Friends First, now part of Aviva Life & Pensions, have completed the development of an impressive, 75,000 sq. ft. Grade A office building in Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
26 Nov 2019
VR Headset Launch
Aviva, in partnership with Dublin City Council, launches new virtual reality technology to promote road safety nationwide with students from Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun.
1 Nov 2019
Friends First completes sale of Victoria House, Belfast
Friends First, now part of Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland DAC, announced the disposal of Victoria House, Belfast on behalf of its UK Select Property Fund to Vanrath Recruitment.
21 Oct 2019
Aviva Family Finance Report 2019
Almost 1.4 million adults expect to buy a property over the next five years, according to Aviva’s Family Finances report 2019.
9 Oct 2019
Aviva Customers with a UK / NI driving licence
Anyone resident in the Republic of Ireland who holds a UK/NI driving licence must exchange it for an Irish one before the 31st of October 2019.
23 Sep 2019
Research shows workers in the dark on pension planning
New RED C research commissioned by leading pension provider, Aviva, has revealed a stark disconnect amongst adults in Ireland when it comes to pension planning.
3 Sep 2019
Aviva Customers impacted by Douglas Village Shopping Centre Fire
Aviva Ireland today announced that it will provide free car hire for up to 10 days to all its motor insurance customers whose vehicles have been trapped as a result of the fire in Douglas Village Shopping Centre.
8 Aug 2019
Aviva Ireland’s Half Year Financial Results 2019
The results show that Aviva Ireland continues to report solid results. Click for a breakdown of Life Insurance Business and General Insurance.
12 Jul 2019
Mid-year economic review 2019
Risk of a disorderly Brexit continues to cast a shadow on growth forecasting for Irish economy, according to Aviva Ireland’s Chief Economist.
27 Jun 2019
Friends First completes sale of 23 Shelbourne Road
Following a number of high-profile lettings and transactions, U+I plc jointly with investment vehicles managed by Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) has just closed on the purchase of 23 Shelbourne Road from the Friends First Commercial Property Fund.
1 May 2019
Aviva pay out over €182 million in general insurance claims in 2018
Aviva paid almost 99% of general insurance claims in 2018, an increase of 2% over the previous year. This equates in value to a pay out of a staggering €182 million that was paid to customers and third-party claimants during 2018.
29 Mar 2019
Rebranding of Aviva Life Business
With effect from March 29, the name of Friends First Life Assurance Company dac (Friends First) and Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited has changed to Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC (Aviva).
7 Mar 2019
Aviva Ireland’s full year financial results 2018
All the information you need on Aviva Ireland’s full year financial results 2018.
17 Oct 2018
Aviva Group busts myth with 98% claims payment
It’s a common misconception that insurance companies try to avoid paying out or hide behind bureaucracy to make it difficult for customers to get their money.
5 Oct 2018
New Acquisitions for Aviva’s Irish Property Fund
We’re delighted to announce that Aviva’s Irish Property Fund (the Fund), managed by Aviva Investors, has concluded two Sale and Leaseback transactions totalling c.€30m to further enhance the income profile of the Fund.
4 Oct 2018
Generation Debt: Threat of Retirement Poverty Loom
The Aviva 2018 Pension Index (formerly the Friends First Pension Index), published today, shows an increasing threat of retirement poverty for future retirees with the majority (55%) of those surveyed expecting to have some level of debt in retirement.
2 Aug 2018
Aviva Ireland’s half year financial results 2018
All the information you need to know about Aviva Ireland’s half year financial results 2018.
3 Jul 2018
Aviva Family Finance Report 2018
A majority of workers without a private pension would remain enrolled in the Government’s proposed auto-enrolment pensions savings plan, new research by Aviva has found.
1 Jun 2018
Aviva’s Acquisition of Friends First
Aviva Ireland has completed the transaction to acquire the life insurer, Friends First. The completion follows the approval by the Central Bank of Ireland of the acquisition which was granted last week.
20 Mar 2018
Life Insurance Research
It has been revealed that one third (33%) of Irish people are still paying for financial mistakes made in the past with almost the same amount (35%) saying they find the topic of financial management confusing.
8 Mar 2018
Aviva Ireland’s full year financial results 2017
All the information you need to know about Aviva Ireland’s full year financial results 2017.
17 Jan 2018
Sponsorship of Aviva Stadium extended to 2025
Aviva Ireland today announced the extension of its naming rights of the Aviva Stadium until 2025.
2017 & 2016
14 Nov 2017
Aviva To Acquire Life Insurer, Friends First
Aviva Ireland today announces it is to acquire Friends First Life Assurance Company dac for a cash consideration of €130m, subject to regulatory approval.
29 Sep 2017
Pensions Gender Gap
Gender gap when it comes to pensions highlighted by latest research from Aviva.
3 Aug 2017
Aviva Ireland’s half year financial results 2017
All the information you need to know about Aviva Ireland’s half year financial results 2017.
25 Jul 2017
Drivers Using Technology at the Wheel
Four out of five (84%) Irish drivers admit to using electronic devices or consulting maps while driving compared to two thirds (66%) of drivers in the UK.
15 Nov 2016
John Quinlan appointed CEO of Aviva Ireland
Aviva Ireland announces the appointment of John Quinlan as CEO.
9 Mar 2016
Aviva Ireland Health Sold to Irish Life
Aviva announces the sale of private health insurer, Aviva Health Insurance Ireland Limited (Aviva Health) to Irish Life.
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