Cavanagh Hooper Dolan are part of the Hooper Dolan Insurance Group, one of the largest wholly Irish-owner Independent Insurance Brokerages. We pride ourselves on delivering a comprehensive and competitive range of professional products and service to individuals and companies.
Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Insurances Limited (CHD) was formed in December 2007 from the amalgamation of two of the best known names in the Irish insurance industry.
The Cavanagh name was first established in the insurance industry in the North West in 1943 by the late L.C.Cavanagh. Charles Cavanagh the Managing Director of Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Insurances entered the business in 1981. In 1987 Charles and his wife Catherine formed the successful Life and General Brokerage Charles Cavanagh Ltd. Since 2004 Charles has worked in various management positions with a number of International corporate brokers extending his knowledge of both national and international markets.
The other half of (CHD) is made up from Hooper Dolan Insurances which was established in 1978, and is a leading wholesale and retail Insurance Broker, having the largest network of associate offices on this Island. They were the first provisionally accredited Lloyds Broker in Ireland and currently place business with Lloyds through The Underwriting Exchange in London among others.
Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Insurances operate from three locations – Donegal, Sligo and Letterkenny.
The Cavanagh Hooper Dolan team is made up of dedicated insurance professionals. These people live in the community they serve and are dedicated to finding the right insurance for each client. Our staff work diligently to keep up with important industry developments, so they can pass the most accurate information on to you.
Over 32 years experience in the insurance industry. Started with Hibernian (now Aviva) in November 1981. Worked in various underwriting depts., commercial and personal lines. Dec 1990 promoted Broker sales Rep in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, servicing a panel of insurance brokers in the North West.
May 1994 promoted to Branch Manager with Hibernian in cavan. Managing a team involved in sales and broker servicing. This time also included stints managing offices in Monaghan and Dundalk for a time.
March 2003 – promoted to Branch manager in letterkenny. Managing a larger team of people and larger commercial customer base.
April 2006 – went over to general insurance broking and quickly built up a solid client base which as gradually grown over the following years.
December 2007 – To date. Continuing in the same role as insurance broker and managing & growing the existing client base.
Charles, began his career in the insurance industry in 1981 working with his late father L.C. Cavanagh. In 1987 he formed a successful Life and General Brokerage, Charles Cavanagh Ltd, with his wife Catherine and continued trading until they merged the business with Marsh Ireland Ltd in 2003.
From 2003 to 2007, Charles held a number of senior management positions with Marsh Ireland Ltd, Alexander Forbes and Lockton International before setting up a new brokerage again in December 2007 as Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd
Charles is Managing Director of Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd and also a Director of Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd in Waterford
Charles is involved in all aspects of the business.
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Mairead is working with Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Sligo since 2008 after qualifying with an ordinary degree in front office and tourism management from Athlone IT.
Mairead looks after the personal lines and healthcare business as well as dealing with day to day client service and accounts.
Michael joined FBD in 1996 where he worked as a customer adviser dealing with Personal and Farm Insurance. In 2001 he was recruited by Aviva as a Farm Insurance Advisor to grow the Agri book of business in the northwest covering the Letterkenny Sligo and Castlebar branches. He was appointed Aviva Branch Manager Sligo in 2003 with responsibility for the overall Commercial and Private Insurance business and during this time was commended as Branch Sales Manager of the Year.
He joined Cavanagh Hooper Dolan in 2012 as a Business Development Executive for the Northwest. He has a keen interest in the GAA and has played and managed at all levels and is currently secretary of his local Club.