Blue Insurance expansion announced

Blue Insurance is to create 100 jobs over the next 18 – 24 months as part of the company’s expansion into the personal lines and international insurance market.

The company will be employing staff across the areas of customer services, IT development, junior management and administration in their Dublin office, increasing staff numbers from 45 to 145.

‘These new jobs will help our existing business, our new unique personal lines products and will drive further International expansion in the UK, Australian, UAE and US Markets,’ said Blue Insurance managing director Ciaran Mulligan.

Deputy prime minister of Ireland Joan Burton said Blue Insurance is an indigenous company that is competing and winning in the most competitive and sophisticated online insurance market globally, the UK.

‘It is a young company that rewards its employees for imaginative thinking. It has shown its ability to be innovative, and to respond rapidly to changing market needs,’ she said.

Founded in 2003, Blue Insurance has 160,000 Irish customers and more than 200,000 UK customers across its 14 brands including Multitrip.com, gadgetinsurance.com, carhireexcess.com and petinsurance.ie. The company specialises in niche insurance products such as travel, gadget, pet, wedding and bicycle insurance.

It was named one of Ireland’s ‘best managed companies’ by Deloitte for the past three years running.