Business expansion
Southern and Eastern; South-West (IRL);
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Insurance, Reinsurance And Pension Funding, Except Compulsory Social Security
65 - Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 April 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 April 2012


Irish insurance operator, the Quinn Group, has confirmed that it would create some 500 new jobs in addition to securing 300 existing jobs with its takeover of Bupa Ireland's business and entry into the health insurance market. Quinn Group chairman Seán Quinn said the acquisition of Bupa Ireland Ltd had given the company the platform to become the leading health insurer in Ireland through offering competitive prices as it had already done in the motor insurance market through Quinn Direct. Mr Quinn said the new company, Quinn Healthcare, would take over Bupa Ireland's operation at Fermoy in Cork which currently employs 300 people and would increase staff numbers to 800 on a phased basis over the next four to five years as it expanded business.

Speaking at the launch of Quinn Healthcare, Quinn Group general manager Colin Morgan said the company was confident that reform of the private health insurance market, pledged by Minister of Health Mary Harney, would enable the company to flourish.


  • 18 April 2007: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2007), Quinn Group, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 65247, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65247.