Wicklow Council has paid out over €2m in claims so far this year: new figures
Wicklow County Council has had to pay out over €2 million in insurance claims in the first nine months of 2019.
Figures released by the Irish Public Bodies (IPB), the county council’s insurer, under the Freedom of Information Act reveal a significant increase in claims against Ireland’s local authorities in the first nine months of 2019.
The IPB has paid out more in insurance claims up until the end of September this year, than in the whole of 2018.
The insurer has paid out €2.18m on behalf of Wicklow County Council in the first nine months of 2019. This is lower than the total €2.98m paid out in 2018.
The total number of claims (85) so far this year is already ahead of 2018 figure (100) for the whole of 2018.
The IPB deals with claims such as slips and trips on footpaths and damage to cars caused by potholes.