Roscommon shop owner fears government inaction on insurance costs may force business to close

A Roscommon shop owner fears the government’s inaction on the rise in insurance costs may lead to the loss of 16 jobs at his business.

Martin Mulligan and his family run a filling station and post office shop on the Roscommon side Athlone but were shocked recently to see their insurance bill rise from €7,000 to €30,000, an increase of over 400%

The shopkeeper recently revealed that unless he finds an additional almost 50,000, the business may have to close.


The government confirmed yesterday that a Judicial Council Bill will come before the Oireachtas next week to address concerns over insurance costs.

However, speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show, Martin queried the slow pace of government action