Howden acquires Irish broker Curran Connolly & Company

Howden, the global insurance intermediary group, has announced the acquisition of Curran Connolly & Company (Drogheda) Ltd, a commercial and personal lines insurance broker based in County Louth, Ireland.

With this acquisition, Howden builds its position in the North-East and the wider Irish insurance market. It follows the broker’s recent acquisition of Intersure, a brokerage firm also located in Drogheda.

Curran Connolly & Company was founded in 1980 and it is led by directors Joe Murphy and Noel McGoldrick.

A member of Brokers Ireland, a trade body for insurance brokers in the country, 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 of Howden Ireland has extended its welcome to Murphy and McGoldrick as well as the entire team at Curran Connolly.
Commenting on the transaction he said: “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.”

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