Blue Insurance to create 100 new jobs as part of expansion plans

Dublin, 2nd July 2015

Blue Insurance, one of Ireland’s leading niche insurance providers has today announced the creation of 100 new 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 numerous departments including Call Centre Customer Services,  IT developers, Junior Management, and Administrative levels in their Dublin office. This expansion will see their employment numbers rise from 45 to 145 employees. The expansion has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

Blue Insurance Limited, an Irish company, formed in October 2003, has 160,000 existing Irish customers and over 200,000 UK customers across its 14 brands with familiar names such as Multitrip.com, gadgetinsurance.com, carhireexcess.com and petinsurance.ie.

Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, said, “This is fantastic news for Blanchardstown and the surrounding area with 100 new jobs being created as part of Blue Insurance’s expansion.  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. Under Ciaran Mulligan’s leadership, and with the strong team he has built around him, the potential for this company is enormous.”

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar commented, “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.”

Minister for Business and Employment at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Gerald Nash TD, said, “Blue Insurance is a great example of how innovative Irish businesses can compete and succeed in the most competitive international markets. Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Blue Insurance in recent years as it has expanded its work force and augmented its operational capabilities.  My Department, through Enterprise Ireland, is delighted to support the international dimension of today’s expansion announcement and I wish Ciaran and his team every success with its implementation”.

At the launch, Ciaran Mulligan, Managing Director of Blue Insurance spoke of the company’s expansion, “We are delighted to announce 100 new jobs which will facilitate our rapid growth and expansions plans in the insurance market over the coming years. 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”.

Mulligan added, “The new jobs will assist us with our commitment to deliver value, quality and innovation to all our customer for many years to come.  We strongly believe that innovative Irish owned companies such as Blue Insurances can make an important contribution towards achieving the goals set out in the Government’s IFS2020 strategy as recently announced by Minister of State Harris. We are delighted to be supported by Enterprise Ireland in this jobs announcement”.

Blue Insurance recently launched a unique and exclusive 2 year Car and Home Insurance product which will transform the Car and Home Insurance market in Ireland. The company also specialises in niche insurance products such as Travel, Gadget, Pet, Wedding, Breakdown, Bicycle and Car Hire Excess Insurance.

The company has won many prestigious awards over the years including ‘Best Travel Insurance Provider’ by the Travel Trade and Best Travel Insurance Product by the Irish Travel Media. Both Ciaran Mulligan and Rowan Devereux who originally founded the company were Finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 and winners of the 2012 Travel Industry Entrepreneur of the Year.  Blue Insurance has also won the ‘Deloitte Best Managed Company’s Award’ for the past three years running. 

Visit www.blueinsurance.ie or call 0818 484 484 to get a quote.

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For further information please contact:

Valerie O’Reilly, Unicorn PR, 087 2388641 or

Ciaran Mulligan, ciaran@blueinsurance.ie, 0818 44 44 49