Howden Ireland builds its position in the North-East and the wider Irish insurance market with acquisition of Curran Connolly & Company (Drogheda) Ltd


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Dublin, 15 April 2024 – Howden, the global insurance intermediary group, today announces that it has acquired Curran Connolly & Company (Drogheda) Ltd, the commercial and personal lines insurance broker based in County Louth, Ireland. This transaction follows Howden's recent acquisition of Intersure, a brokerage firm also located in Drogheda and cements Howden Ireland’s presence in the North-East of the country.

Founded in 1980 in Drogheda, County Louth, Curran Connolly & Company (Drogheda) Ltd is led by directors Joe Murphy and Noel McGoldrick and is a member of Brokers Ireland, the country’s leading trade body for insurance brokers. The company provides a range of insurance products and services to both individual and commercial clients and specialises in the transport and haulage sector, and also serves the manufacturing, hospitality, and construction industries nationwide.

Robert Kennedy, CEO, Howden Ireland, said: “I am excited to welcome Joe, Noel, and the entire team at Curran Connolly to Howden. This acquisition underscores our commitment to furthering Howden’s foothold in the North-East, strengthening our ambition to become the local broker of choice across Ireland. We look forward to working with the team to introduce comprehensive solutions across commercial, personal lines, life and pensions, health insurance, and mortgages to clients in the North-East of Ireland.”

Joe Murphy, Managing Director of Curran Connolly & Company (Drogheda) Ltd, added: “Becoming part of Howden is the next step in our growth journey for our employees and clients alike. Our success to date is due to our dedicated staff and loyal customer base. Howden’s strength as a global group will enhance our ability to provide innovative insurance solutions and access expertise, data and technology tailored to our client's needs. We are delighted to be part of this very exciting company and its plan for growth.”