Irish Public Bodies paid out over €7 million in insurance claims on behalf of Dublin City Council in the first nine months of 2019, it has been revealed.
Local county councils are insured by Irish Public Bodies, which handles claims for incidents such as damage to cars caused by potholes, or people tripping over broken pavements.
In the first nine months of this year, €7.5 million was paid on behalf of Dublin City Council in insurance claims, with the council having the highest number of claims across the 31 local authorities across the country. In 2018, €9.05 million was paid in claims for the entire year.
In total, there were 796 claims made in the first nine months of 2019 against Dublin City Council, compared to 780 in the entirety of 2018.
The figure paid out is part of the €43.3 million made in settlements across 28 out of the 31 local authorities from January to September 2019. In 2018, €47 million was settled across the entire year across all local authorities.