Arachas Announce Major Investment Into Tipperary Town


L-R Daniel Hennessy, Arachas’s Regional Director Mid-West and Michael Fogarty of Tom Fogarty Insurance.

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 town 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. Tom Fogarty Insurance Brokers is a well-established and respected independent insurance brokerage for over 60 years operating 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.

Commenting on the deal Daniel Hennessy, Arachas’s Regional Director Mid-West says

“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 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, Michael Fogarty says “We have had over 60 years 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.” Arachas is the country’s largest nationwide Insurance broker with over 700 employees at 15 offices located throughout the country.