Follows acquisition of Hooper Dolan and its Limerick office last year Continued Investment in the Mid-West is good news for existing and growing business along with consumers.

Arachas, Ireland’s largest nationwide broker, today announced its intention to acquire O’Malley-Griffin in a move that will further strengthen its position in the Limerick and Mid-West markets. This signals another vote of confidence in the Mid-West region, following the acquisition of Hooper Dolan and its Limerick business in 2021. The terms of the announcement were not disclosed.

Established in 1948, O’Malley-Griffin is one of the leading Insurance Brokers in the region, with a strong tradition in the local and business communities. The Company, with 7 employees, is based in the city centre and provides insurance solutions to both the consumer and commercial sectors.

Commenting on the acquisition, Conor Brennan, CEO, Arachas and Ardonagh Europe said; “We want to be Ireland’s best broker, according to our clients and our employees. As our track record shows, we continue to identify companies that are well managed and respected, that will thrive in the Arachas family. Our key motivator is to position ourselves better to provide innovative and sustainable insurance solutions for our clients, where they are doing business.

O’Malley-Griffin is well respected in the industry as well as across the local business community. I am delighted that they will join us and our expanding base in Limerick on our journey going forward. I would like to thank Eamon and his team who share our vision and culture and we look forward to the completion of this exciting deal.”


Speaking on behalf of O’Malley-Griffin, Eamon O’Malley, Managing Director said “This is a milestone day for O’Malley-Griffin, for our staff and for our loyal customers. Our success over the last 74 years has been built through the dedication, hard work and professionalism of our highly experienced staff. We aim to provide a personal level of service to our customers and we are committed to maintaining this professional standard as part of the Arachas team.

Joining Arachas will enable us to further expand the level of insurance solutions, claims and risk management services we provide for our clients with wider access to markets and expertise within the Arachas Group. We look forward to working together with Arachas to drive our ambitious growth plans for the future while we continue to serve our individual personal and commercial clients both locally and nationally.

I would like to thank our hard-working team who have contributed enormously to the success, growth and reputation of O’Malley-Griffin. 


About Arachas

Arachas, which means Insurance in Irish, is the largest nationwide insurance broker in the country with over 500 employees. We specialise in protecting Irish entrepreneurial spirit - the backbone of the Irish economy. We do this by combining our knowledge of the insurance issues facing Irish people, in business and in their day-to-day life, with our access to solid and reliable insurance providers. Arachas was acquired by Ardonagh – the international Insurance group with over 100 offices and 10,000 employees in 2020.


About O’Malley-Griffin

Established in 1948 O’Malley-Griffin has, through the years, built a reputation for taking care of their client’s personal and commercial insurance requirements. Our client profile stretches back over 3 and even 4 generations of families – the foundation on which we have built and will continue to build our success. We have a loyal team who work closely with our clients providing that all important personal contact. O’Malley-Griffin is recognised as a market leader providing professional and practical advice to clients for their personal and commercial insurance, risk management and claims management requirements.



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