IPB Insurance has allocated €1 million to support Gathering flagship events and activities in every city and county. In parallel, The Gathering Ireland 2013 has allocated a further €1 million to the fund to target other local and community events in each county. The fund, a 50:50 partnership between IPB Insurance and The Gathering Ireland 2013 is in response to the rapidly growing number of gatherings being planned across the country for 2013. The fund is being administered by local authorities across the State to support events and gatherings that have the capacity to attract overseas visitors.
The Gathering Ireland is delighted to be partnering with IPB Insurance. Ronan Foley, CEO of IPB Insurance commenting on the partnership stated:
“As a 100% Irish owned mutual insurer whose remit it is to protect the interests of our local authority members and their communities we are absolutely convinced by the economic rationale and business opportunity afforded by the Gathering Ireland 2013 initiative. The Gathering Ireland 2013 will I believe, bring new momentum to the development of the global Irish network and deliver not only short term benefits next year but longer term rewards as relationships develop. Corporate Ireland must step forward and assume a leadership position and must do more for our country and our communities by contributing to the future of Irish society in which we all have a stake.”
About IPB Insurance
IPB Insurance is a mutual general insurance company, which has been in operation since 1926 and has grown to become one of the largest liability insurers in the Irish market. IPB Insurance successfully insures some of the largest organisations in the State, both in the public and private sector and is wholly Irish owned and managed. www.ipb.ie.
Read more about the Gathering Local Community Fund.