That's the finding of a new study from the Central Bank.
Business liability insurance premiums rose by 24 per cent between 2013 and 2019.
A new Central Bank study says this came after premiums dropped by 16 per cent between 2009 and 2013.
Overall, profits on business premiums averaged about 5 per cent over the last decade.
Central Bank Director of Economics Mark Cassidy says Ireland’s business insurance market is extremely volatile:
Legal costs in claims against businesses skyrocket once cases go to court.
A new Central Bank study says legal costs in claims settled through the state’s Personal Injuries Assessment Board were just over €1,000.
But if cases went to court, average legal costs surged to €20,000, even though compensation in both routes was roughly the same.
Tim O'Hanrahan from the Central Bank says tackling this could help businesses:
Business liability premiums rose by 24 percent between 2013 and 2019.
Junior Finance Minister, Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming says most businesses have 'manageable' premiums:
Peter Boland from the Alliance for Insurance Reform says the drop in case settlements still need to be passed onto consumers: