Minister Simon Harris, Ciaran Mulligan (MD Blue Insurance), Minister Leo Varadkar and Minister Gerald Nash
Pictured at the Blue Insurance job announcement, from l-r: Minister Simon Harris; Ciaran Mulligan, MD Blue Insurance; Minister Leo Varardkar; Minister Gerald Nash. (Photo: Paul Sherwood)

100 jobs for Dublin as Blue Insurance announces expansion

3 Jul 2015

Blue Insurance, one of Ireland’s leading providers of niche insurance, today announced the creation of 100 new jobs at its Blanchardstown offices, to be brought online over the next 18 to 24 months.

The company will be seeking applicants across a number of departments, including call centre customer services, junior management, admin and IT development.

The roles, which will more than triple the company’s existing workforce, have been created to support the expansion of Blue Insurance into the personal lines and international insurance markets.

Speaking at the announcement, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said: “Blue Insurance is a real Irish success story, both locally in Blanchardstown and nationally. This is clearly an innovative company, which identified a niche in the market and made a success of it. Ireland’s future economic recovery will be built on the backbone of SMEs like Blue Insurance.”

Ciaran Mulligan, managing director of Blue Insurance, spoke in support of the Government’s job creation strategy:

“We [at Blue Insurance] strongly believe that innovative Irish-owned companies such as Blue Insurance can make an important contribution towards achieving the goals set out in the Government’s IFS2020 strategy.”

Blue Insurance specialises in niche insurance products, including travel, wedding, gadget and bicycle cover. The company has 160,000 Irish customers and more than 200,000 in the UK across its 14 brands

Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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