Kerry County Council to spend over four million euro on insurance policies

Over four million euro will be spent on insurance policies by Kerry County Council in the coming year.

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Head of Finance Angela McAllen told councillors this is spread across 23 different policies including public and employer’s liability, motor, housing and property insurances.

Insurance rates for the council have on average increased by ten per cent compared to a national average jump of 18 per cent.

Over 160,000 euro is included in the budget to cover the salaries and associated costs of the Insurance Unit, which manages risk.