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Quinn Direct

Company/Organisation:
Quinn Direct

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Border, Midland and Western

Company

Sector: Financial services
Financial and insurance activities
65 - Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security
Number Employed: 1000
Group: Quinn Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-08-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-08-2011
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Irish Insurance firm Quinn Direct has confirmed it will create 1,000 new jobs in three locations in the Irish Republic. It plans to create almost 1,000 jobs in Cavan and Meath, in Ireland, as it continues to expand into overseas markets. The majority of the new jobs will be created in Navan, Co Meath, where Quinn Direct will open a centre employing around 700 staff. The new positions will be in insurance sales, claims administration and customer service to support the group's growing business in Britain and Europe. The remaining expansion will be split between Co Cavan and Blanchardstown, Co Dublin. The expansion will bring Quinn Direct's workforce close to over 2,000. Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Micheál Martin stated: "Quinn-Direct is an excellent example of how an ambitious Irish financial services company can grow and internationalise, and Enterprise Ireland will continue to work closely with the company." Quinn Direct is the third-biggest insurer in the Republic, with 420,000 customers.