Irish Finance Minister Sean Fleming talks to Airmic News before addressing Airmic Forum

Published on Thu, 25/08/2022 - 12:40

Insurance reform will be the topic of keynote speaker Sean Fleming when he addresses Airmic’s Island of Ireland Forum on 25 October in Dublin.

Sean Fleming, Minister of State in the Irish Government’s Department of Finance will be the keynote speaker for Airmic’s Island of Ireland Forum.

He will address event attendees with a speech outlining continuing work on an Action Plan by Ireland’s government for insurance reform.

The inaugural Island of Ireland Forum is a one-day event which will take place at the Westin Hotel in Dublin on 25 October.

“Insurance reform is a priority for Government and work is continuing on the Action Plan for Insurance Reform,” Sean told Airmic News.

“The reforms are already having an impact, such as the new Personal Injury Guidelines, which are bringing down the cost of awards.

“The Government will continue to implement all necessary reforms to deliver a more sustainable and competitive market. IDA Ireland now has an attractive package to sell the Irish insurance market abroad,” he added.

Sean was appointed to his ministerial role in July 2020, after being elected to represent the Laois/Offaly Constituency in the 2020 General Election, having been first elected to the Irish Dáil in 1997.

A chartered accountant, he was educated at University College Dublin.

Sean is a former Chairperson of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee. He was also previously Chairperson of the Oireachtas Finance Committee.

Sean was Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure & Reform from 2011 to 2016. He was also elected as a Member of Laois County Council in 1999 and served in that role for four years.