Countryside Alliance Ireland – Operational Changes
In November 2019 Countryside Alliance was presented with a substantial and untenable increase in its members’ insurance premium, especially for the Republic of Ireland. Market conditions have changed and many underwriters have withdrawn from Republic of Ireland completely and those who remain are demanding extraordinary premium increases. It is for this reason that we have had to cease delivering membership insurance provision in the Republic of Ireland and consequently are unable to continue operations as they stand for Countryside Alliance Ireland.
We have therefore had to undergo a significant restructuring process and with regret, we closed our office at Courtlough in January and our Northern Ireland office will close on 14th February.
Gary McCartney has been appointed as Regional Director for Northern Ireland and will continue to develop campaigns, lobby political representatives and give full support to our members.
Gary joined CAI almost three years ago as Development Officer and quickly became a most welcome and integral member of the team. He realises the challenges ahead but is looking forward to continuing the Alliance’s work and representing the members’ interests in Northern Ireland.
We wish to express sincere gratitude and thanks for the dedication and hard work of Lyall, Ashley and Liz over many years.
Please note that any R of I Countryside Alliance members that renewed in 2019 still have active insurance with Countryside Alliance until their renewal date in 2020.