LIA History

LIA was originally founded in the UK in 1972 and the first Irish region was established in Cork in 1978. Subsequently, regions were set up in Dublin, Limerick, the Northeast, Northwest, Midlands, Southeast, and West of Ireland. In May 1993, Life Insurance Association Ireland became an autonomous body with the full support and encouragement of our colleagues in the UK.

Improving Professional Standards

Over the past 23 years LIA in Ireland has played a key role in improving the standards of professionalism amongst those who give and support financial advice. We have worked closely with our industry partners and with the Central Bank in expanding the services provided. When LIA Ireland was established in 1993 our membership was 630. This has grown significantly and recently surpassed 10,000.