Chill Insurance is to open its first office outside of Dublin in May this year. The company said the new office in Cork city will employ eight people initially in sales and advisory roles.

Founded six years ago, Chill Insurance has trebled in size over the past two years, and now employs 170 people.

The company said that it is planning to expand further during the year, while it will also create up to 30 new jobs in personal and commercial insurance, customer service, retail stores, and administration.

The company currently has four Dublin retail outlets and the Irish company is now one of the largest and fastest growing insurance brokers in Ireland.