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Insurance Cover Woes For Ireland’s Outdoor Activity Sector

2nd April 2019
Activities such as kayaking could be under threat as the cost of insurance cover escalates Activities such as kayaking could be under threat as the cost of insurance cover escalates Photo: Killary Adventure Company

Outdoor adventure activities such as kayaking could be threatened by issues with Ireland’s insurance industry, as The Times reports.

Killary Adventure Company is one of a number of activity providers that have spoken out over a growing trend of insurers refusing to approve expansions to their offerings, or hiking their premiums year on year.

“It’s very limiting. In Ireland, there is no such thing as an accident — someone is always to blame,” general manager Shane Young said.

Eamonn Flynn of Zipit Forest Adventures, which operates in Dublin, Cork and Roscommon, blamed “a lack of underwriters” for the rising costs of insuring outdoor activities in Ireland.

He added: “In the next three years we could be in big trouble.”

The Times has more on the story HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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