Over €2m paid out to Leitrim homeowners last Winter

INSURANCE companies paid out €2.167 million in compensation claims to Leitrim home owners and businesses related to last December’s arctic weather conditions.

INSURANCE companies paid out €2.167 million in compensation claims to Leitrim home owners and businesses related to last December’s arctic weather conditions.

INSURANCE companies paid out €2.167 million in compensation claims to Leitrim home owners and businesses related to last December’s arctic weather conditions.

Irish insurers dealt with almost 30,000 claims relating to damage to homes and businesses due to burst pipes, according to the Irish Insurance Federation.

By Fiona Heavey

Leitrim had the seventh highest pay out per population in the country. Almost €75,000 was paid out to every 1,000 population in the county due to burst pipes from the severe weather.

The adverse weather conditions experienced across the country in December represented the third severe weather event to affect the country during a fourteen-month period, the IIF explained.

IIF chief executive Mike Kemp said the quick response from insurers helped many homeowners and businesses in getting back on their feet as fast as possible.

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.