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About McCarthy Insurance Group

Whether you are in the market for Personal Insurance, Business Insurance, Health Insurance or Financial Advice, at McCarthy Insurance Group we have been at the end of a phone to provide support, advice and the best value since 1952. Call us, we’d be delighted to talk with you

Supporting Local Communities Since 1952

For over 70 years, McCarthy Insurance Group has consistently supported local initiatives, events, and sports clubs in communities across Ireland.

Our involvement in these activities is fundamental to who we are as a company. From backing community sports teams to supporting local events and charities, our goal is to contribute positively to the areas we serve.

70 years strong

Founded in 1952 by the late Charlie and Eily McCarthy, who started off by selling insurance from the front room of their home in Fitzgerald Place, Fermoy, County Cork. From a modest two-person beginning, McCarthy Insurance Group has successfully grown and developed into one of Ireland’s largest impartial insurance brokers.

Charlie and Eileen McCarthy start selling insurance from the front room of their home.


Charlie and his son Charles built and opened the first office across the street from the family home in Fitzgerald Place.


2nd McCarthy Insurance Group branch opens in Lismore. Co. Waterford.


3rd branch opens in South Mall, Cork City.


1st Kerry branch opens.


Dublin Office branch opened in Sandyford.


Following acquisitions, MIG operates 8 branch offices.


9th branch opens in Dunmanway and 3rd in West Cork.


MIG opens its 3rd Kerry branch.


Following further acquisitions, MIG’s 11th branch opens in Charleville, Co. Cork.


12th branch opens in Millstreet, Co. Cork.


13th branch opens in Kinsale, Co. Cork.


MIG is now the biggest insurance broker in Kerry and opens its first Limerick branch.


What makes
MIG different

We are an Irish owned business, now with over 200 employees operating from sixteen different locations all around Ireland.


Whatever your insurance needs are be it personal, business, financial, or health, we are here to provide the best value and support that you deserve.

Acquisitions and Amalgamations

Having expanded significantly through strategic acquisitions over the years, McCarthy Insurance Group continues its trajectory of growth, with ambitious plans to further elevate our presence and offerings in the future


  • Talliscapp Insurance, Waterford.


  • North Cork Insurances, Mitchelstown.


  • Daniel J. O’Keeffe T/A O’Keeffe Insurances, Rathmore & Tralee.


  • Skibbereen Insurance Services Ltd
  • Cork & Assurance Advisors Ltd, Dublin.


  • Deane & Kingston Ltd, Dunmanway
    Commercial Insurance Brokers Ltd, Cork City Office


  • Jerry Lucey Insurances, Cork
  • O’Riordan Insurances, Cork
  • MDI Insurances Tallaght
  • Cyril Harvey, Bray


  • Power & O’Callaghan, Cork City
  • Joseph Murphy Insurances, Tralee
  • John Barry, Clonakility


  • JJ Kavanagh Insurance, Castlemaine


  • Con Murphy, Cork City


  • Gmac, Castletownbere
  • Jim Finucane Insurances, Tralee


  • O’Shea Insurances, Bantry


  • Miller Carroll Insurances, Charleville
  • Paul Kinane Financial Services, Dublin
  • Simply Insure, Waterford City


  • Brittany Insurances, Millstreet


  • Joe McCarthy Insurance Groups, Skibbereen
  • Oaktree General Insurances, Fermoy
  • Sean Cusack Insurances, Kinsale
  • Ger McCarthy Insurance Groups and McCarthy Brokers Ltd, Cahersiveen, Listowel, and Newcastle West


  • MIG acquire Corrigan Insurance from Macroom


17 branches
Across Ireland

A Nationwide Network of Branches One of Ireland’s largest impartial insurance brokers, we have 17 branches and over 200 experienced staff working with us across Ireland.

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100,000 Happy Customers Nationwide

We represent over 100 Insurers

200 Friendly Staff ready to Help

We Manage €300M Client Assets Fund

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