owens mccarthy

Our Team

From our humble origins in Mallow in the 1970's, we have grown to become Ireland's largest firm of Insurance Claim professionals. A professional service, delivered by professional people, has been critical in our development.

Today our team encompasses a robust Call Assist Centre managed by Laura O'Sullivan. Working with Laura are a team of experienced and dedicated claims handlers, who either manage your claim locally or arrange a visit by one of our Assessors. Our Managing Director, John O'Donoghue BCL, oversees our operation and also involves himself in major losses.

The assessing team have a range of skills including quantity surveying, civil engineering, chartered accountancy, chartered loss adjusting and insurance qualifications. We have developed an information technology system, a specialist marine claims service and a general valuation service, managed by our in house team of specialists.

Assessment Team

John O'Donoghue

  |   Tel: 086 3807769   |   Email: john@owensmccarthy.com

John is a graduate of UCC and holds a Bachelor of Civil Law. Specialising in Insurance Law he has over seven years experience as a Loss Adjuster working for GAB Robins and FBD Insurance. John manages our business overall and has a particular interest in major losses, quality control, staff training and business development.

Glenn Owens

  |   Tel: 086 6000013   |   Email: glenn@owensmccarthy.com

Glenn holds a Degree in Finance and a Diploma in Construction Economics. He brings almost ten years of Insurance experience to the Owens McCarthy organisation and specialises in Business Interruption claims.

Seamus O'Leary

  |   Tel: 087 2533852   |   Email: seamus@owensmccarthy.com

Seamus leads the Owens McCarthy Technical Claims Team and brings his experience as a site-based Quantity Surveyor and Loss Adjuster [eight years with OSG Loss Adjusters] to his role as Director with hands-on responsibility for claims management. Seamus holds a Degree in Construction Economics.

Brian Monaghan

  |   Tel: 086 0443366   |   Email: brian@owensmccarthy.com

Brian began his career in Insurance with Hibernian in 1987 in the Underwriting Department before moving to the Claims Department where he dealt with both Property and Liability claims. He joined Thornton & Partners Loss Adjusters in 1997 where he assumed the role of Branch Manager of Thornton's office in Tralee specialising in large Property and Business Interruption losses. Brian joined Owens McCarthy in 2007 and has excelled in assisting customers with a wide variety of claims.

James Gaw

  |   Tel: 087 2566524   |   Email: jim@owensmccarthy.com

With over thirty years experience as a Loss Adjuster [Director of OSG Loss Adjusters], James was one of Ireland's most respected and pre-eminent Adjusters prior to joining Owens McCarthy in 2008. James manages Owens McCarthy's South-East operation and has significant local broker support.

Eoin McSwiney

  |   Tel: 086 3039074   |   Email: eoin@owensmccarthy.com

Eoin holds a Bachelor of Business Studies in Risk Management and Insurance and joined Owens McCarthy in 2008 following spells with Hibernian Insurance and GAB Robins Loss Adjusters in Dublin and Cork, specialising in Commercial and Property Losses with experience in Contractors' All Risks claims.

Catherine Cox

  |   Tel: 083 1068788   |   Email: ccox@owensmccarthy.com

Catherine Cox holds a BSc Hons in Estate Management and Diploma in Loss Adjusting. She joined the Owens McCarthy team in April 2016 after a 15-year background in Loss Adjusting with Cunningham Lindsay (formerly GAB Robins). During this time, she worked as a Senior Loss Adjuster, handling both complex and large losses in the commercial and domestic sectors. While she was primarily based in the Dublin Office, she did spend some years in Cork gaining invaluable insight into subsidence claims notable in this region.

Martin O'Brien

  |   Tel: 087 9254146   |   Email: martin@owensmccarthy.com

Martin is a qualified Quantity Surveyor, an Associate of the Society of Chartered Surveyors and Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He holds a Degree in Quantity Surveying and has over fourteen years experience as a project-attached and site-based QS. Martin is seconded to all of Owens McCarthy's large loss teams as his experience and expertise in formulating Bills of Quantities remains second-to-none.

Karol Gregan

  |   Tel: 087 2861375   |   Email: kgregan@owensmccarthy.com

Karol holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BCOMM) from UCD, specialising in Banking, Finance and Insurance in her final year. She has over 14 years Loss Adjusting experience having joined Cunningham Lindsey (formally GAB Robins) in June 2000. There she worked in their head office in Dublin until 2005 before subsequently moving to their Kilkenny and Waterford Branches. During this time she attained a C DIP LA in 2013 which replaced her previously attained CIP qualification. During her time loss adjusting she became involved in many large, technical and complex losses in the East region and was centrally involved in the Dublin and Cork flood claims of recent years.

Seamus O'Donohoe

  |   Tel: 087 6898080   |   Email: sodonohoe@owensmccarthy.com

Seamus holds a Degree in Valuation surveying and began his career as a plant and machinery Surveyor in Lisney Henry Butcher. He joined GAB Robins in 1997 and went on to become a Senior Adjuster working in their Dundalk, Waterford and Dublin offices. Seamus specialises in technical losses with a particular interest in oil and subsidence claims. He holds a Diploma in Loss Adjusting and a Diploma in Insurance Claims. Seamus joined Owens McCarthy in 2013 and is now the Dublin manager.

Mervyn Owens

  |   Tel: 086 8365665   |   Email: mervyn@owensmccarthy.com

Mervyn Owens is manager of our North Cork office. He holds degrees in quantity surveying and construction science from Limerick IT and Southeastern Louisiana University respectively. Mervyn is also an Accredited Product Advisor for General Insurance and is a specialist in Value at Risk surveys and pre-loss planning.

Mark Quinn

  |   Tel: 086 2747162   |   Email: mquinn@owensmccarthy.com

Mark holds a Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP) and has over 20 years experience in the Property Industry, specialising in Construction and Project Management. Mark covers the Mid-West area in general, and is based in our Limerick office.

Declan Feely

  |   Tel: 087 2525255   |   Email: dfeely@owensmccarthy.com

Declan started his career in 1981 with Shield Insurance Co (Now Zurich). Whilst there he had positions as: a Fire and Accident Underwriter, a Risk Surveyor and a New Business Inspector. During his time at Shield Declan completed his ACII and MMII exams in Marketing. A change of career in 1988 lead him to Scully Tyrrell and Co Loss Adjusters (now Cunningham Lindsey). Over the past twenty-eight years Declan has continued his education and is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (FCILA) and a European Loss Adjusting Expert (FUEDI-ELAE). He has also completed a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (CdipAF), finishing 3rd in the World in the ACCA exams. During his adjusting career Declan has dealt with literally thousands of property and business interruption claims. He has a very broad experience in Large and Complex losses in Ireland, the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Declan was Director of Major and Complex Loss and Head of Property Claims for Cunningham Lindsey.

Laura O'Sullivan

  |   Tel: 066 9796060   |   Email: laura@owensmccarthy.com

Laura is responsible for managing the call centre and is head of administration for the Owens McCarthy group based in Kerry. Laura holds a degree in Information Systems Management from the Institute of Technology Tralee, joining Owens McCarthy in 2007.

Business Development Team

Eamonn Downey

  |   Tel: 087 2846431   |   Email: eamonn@owensmccarthy.com

Eamonn Downey CIP is our Business Development Director with responsibility for maintaining relationships and developing our business, which incorporates quality control, liaising with the Regulator and the like. Eamonn has over 30 years experience as a Claims Specialist having commenced his training in 1978. He was one of the founding Directors of Owens McCarthy Ltd., and has played a significant role in its growth to date. Eamonn is a past President of the Insurance Institute of Cork and the Insurance Institute of Ireland, where he continues to sit on its National Council.

Administration Team

Linda Hickey

  |   Tel: 022 21140   |   Email: linda@owensmccarthy.com

Hazel O'Sullivan

  |   Tel: 066 9796060   |   Email: hazel@owensmccarthy.com

Chloe Evans

  |   Tel: 066 9796060   |   Email: chloe@owensmccarthy.com

We steadfastly believe that our professional Team provide the experience and knowledge to enable the organisation to settle claims quickly, with empathy for the Policyholders and with a view to retaining business for the Brokers and Insurers alike.