Arachas, the country’s largest nationwide insurance broker, today announced the acquisition of the general insurance business of Tom Fogarty Insurance Brokers, one the most respected insurance brokers in Tipperary for an undisclosed sum. This is the second major investment in Tipperary by Arachas after acquiring O'Donoghue Hooper Dolan in 2020.

Arachas provides high quality and cost-effective insurance products for businesses and consumers with motor and home insurance around the country and this acquisition will increase the availability of these products to the people of Tipperary & East Limerick.

Tom Fogarty Insurance Brokers is a well-established and respected independent insurance brokerage for over 60 years and operates from offices at Bank Place in Tipperary Town. The business caters for the personal and medium sized business market specialising mainly in farm, home, shop, office and business insurance.

Joey Wynne, Arachas CEO said “Arachas is continuing to strengthen its regional presence throughout Ireland, engaging with brokers, who are keen to leave their fine businesses in our safe hands. They go on to thrive, as part of the Arachas family, thanks to our unique integration capabilities. Like in this case, with Fogarty Insurance in Tipperary, I am delighted to continue this tradition, where the fit is right from a cultural and business perspective.

Commenting on the acquisition, Daniel Hennessy, Arachas’s Regional Director Mid-West said

Today’s announcement is another significant investment in Tipperary and the wider Mid-West for Arachas and shows our commitment to the business, farming and domestic customers in the area.

Tom Fogarty Insurance Brokers is an excellent fit for Arachas in the Midwest as the existing customer base is very similar to our current offices in the area and in line with our strategic plans to bolster our presence in the Mid-West region.

Following the acquisition of this well run, long standing brokerage, we believe both existing staff and customers will integrate seamlessly into our business.

Speaking on behalf of Tom Fogarty Insurance Brokers, Michael Fogarty said; “We have had over 60 years in business, servicing the people of Tipperary Town and wider area and I would like to thank both our staff and customers. Our staff will transfer directly to Arachas and it will be very much business as usual, whereby our customers can continue to deal directly with the same staff and they will now have access to a much wider range of insurance products as well” he concluded.


About Arachas

Arachas is the country’s largest nationwide Insurance broker with over 700 employees at 16 offices located throughout the country. Our experts provide consultancy on the entire range of insurance products and services for commercial and domestic customers based on our long-standing relationships with clients and providers and unrivalled access to insurance data.

Arachas can also uniquely provide complex insurance requirements via innovative sector specific schemes.

Arachas is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace and offers flexible working practices. Giving back to our local communities, through sponsorships and charities, close to our values, is important for Arachas and our employees. One such charity is Cancer Fund for Children, where we are supporting our colleague and brand ambassador, Rory Best on his Miles to Mayo fundraiser to deliver Daisy Lodge, a vital new therapeutic centre for children with cancer and their families.

Arachas is part of the Ardonagh Group, one of the world's largest independent insurance distribution platforms, with a network of over 200 locations with over 10,000 people.