NEWS that Liberty Insurance is to create up to 120 jobs in its Cavan operations over the next three years has been welcomed.
The Liberty Insurance site in Cavan was the original base of Quinn Direct Insurance which was set up by Sean Quinn and opened for business in 1996 and had many Fermanagh people in its workforce.
Liberty Insurance along with Irish Bank Resolution Corporation took over from Quinn Insurance in 2012 and the company is now seeking people for administrative, support and management level positions in Cavan.
Local Councillor John Paul Feely believes the jobs will be a big boost for the entire south Fermanagh and west Cavan area.
“It is great that there has been an announcement of 120 jobs for Cavan town – it is hugely important for the entire region. It is a welcome change from the stories we have been hearing from Liberty Insurance over the last number of years where many jobs have been lost due to restructuring and the financial situation.”
Cllr Feely continued, “This goes someway to bringing the number of jobs back up in the insurance business in Cavan. It will still be an awful lot less than the numbers that were employed when the business was at its height but every job in Cavan is welcome and a great benefit to the local community. When it was in full swing there was people travelling from all over the region to work in the office so it good news.”
The new jobs come as Liberty has established a new motor insurance claims servicing function in Cavan to help support Liberty Mutual’s global business. This will handle appraisal work for motor claims from the US, including expanding use of photo estimations to expedite the claims process for customers there.
Tom McIlduff, CEO of Liberty Insurance told RTE, “This is an important development for our business operation in Ireland and I’m delighted to see that our expertise locally will support Liberty Mutual’s motor insurance customers around the world.”
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