We wish to add context and an alternative perspective to Professor Ferriter’s opinion piece published by the Irish Times on Saturday May 4th 2019. The overall argument presented by Prof. Ferriter is that Allianz is guilty of ‘profiteering’ from Minister Donagh O’Malley’s decision to introduce free second level education in 1966 and is engaging in an ‘act of monumental of hypocrisy’.
From an historical context, it is important to understand that since 1902 Allianz has been the leading insurer of schools across Ireland. O’Malley’s courageous 1966 decision resulted in the rapid growth of schools, the recruitment and train...Read more
About the author:Head of Marketing Operations & Communications, Allianz Ireland
Date:May 17th, 2019