About Us

At GMIB.ie, we’re proud of our roots in the beautiful town of Killarney, County Kerry. The company was originally founded by Tadgh and Annamaria Gallivan in 1989 as ‘Tadgh Gallivan Insurances Ltd’. In 2002, the company split into three separate entities: Property Partners Gallivan (property sales, rental and valuations), Gallivan Financial (wealth management) and Gallivan Hooper Dolan, founded by Tadgh, Annamaria Gallivan and Ronnie Dolan (Hooper Dolan).

Denis Murphy was given the responsibility for the overall day-to-day running of business from 2002 and he was appointed Managing Director and co-owner of the business from 2006. From that point the Company became known as ‘Gallivan Murphy Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd’, trading as GMHD.ie.

In 2012, a move to new offices in High Street, Killarney allowed the company room to rapidly expand its now all-Ireland customer base. Our growing office of presently 85 highly qualified and experienced insurance professionals are ready to assist our customers with all their personal and business insurance needs.

The company, now known as GMIB.ie, is operated by its co-founders Tadgh Gallivan, Denis Murphy and Simon Gallivan with an ethos of professionalism, honesty and investment in people. 

Our People...

Our team at GMIB.ie is made up of dedicated insurance professionals. These people live in the community they serve and are dedicated to findnding 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.

  • Our Chairman, Tadgh Gallivan

    Our Chairman, Tadgh Gallivan

    As Chairman of GMIB.ie, having co-founded the original company with his wife Annamaria, Tadgh Gallivan is proud of the company's performance, which is based on a customer-centric philosophy. Over a period of more than 30 years, Tadgh has carefully assembled a team of insurance professionals whose dedication has grown the company into the success it is today. "Gaining access to all relevant markets for risk means our customers are offered the best available terms with high quality products,” Tadgh says. Appreciated for his initiative, strategy and strong leadership, Tadgh's belief in honest hard work has been rewarded by the continued support and encouragement of our customers. "I acknowledge and welcome an evolving insurance industry, rapidly becoming more technical, competitive and highly regulated, which assists us in better meeting the needs of our customers - while all the time recognising there is still a long way to go. "In the meantime, we will continue to focus on getting best value for our customers."

  • Denis Murphy, Joint Managing Director – BA Hons

    Denis Murphy, Joint Managing Director – BA Hons

    Co-founder and Managing Director (since 2002) of GMHD.ie and now GMIB.ie alongside Simon Gallivan, Denis is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the business. Denis first joined the company in 2002 and has been instrumental in the growth of the company since its original foundation. Denis has a strong focus on customer relationship management and has a passion for progressive corporate culture. Through hard work and positive relationships, Denis and his team have grown the company to what it is today. "I’m really proud of what the company has grown to become today,’’ Denis says. ‘’I am a firm believer that putting the customer first is key to the success of any business". Denis was educated as a boarding student in St Brendan’s College, Killarney and has an honours degree in Insurance and European Studies from the University of Limerick. He worked with Willis Insurance Brokers from 1999 to 2002. He is married to Joanne with whom he has three children. Denis plays a prominent role in the company’s relationships with customers and specialises in the commercial sector.

  • Simon Gallivan, Joint Managing Director - CIP

    Simon Gallivan, Joint Managing Director - CIP

    Co-Founder and Managing Director (since 2020) of GMIB.ie alongside Denis Murphy, Simon is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the business. First joining the family business in 2010, Simon took the operational lead of the team that has developed strategic marketing and a strong online presence, growing the business into one of Ireland's largest Irish-owned insurance brokerages. "It is a real privilege to work with such a talented and hardworking team of people,” Simon says. “GMIB.ie is on an exciting trajectory with strong underlying fundamentals which ensure opportunities will continue to present themselves. "Consistency in customer service, with a sharp focus on the delivery of the finest insurance products, are in the best interests of our customers." Simon plays a prominent role in the company's relationships with insurance companies and specialises in the commercial sector.

  • Kevin O’Callaghan, Personal Lines Manager – CIP

    Kevin O’Callaghan, Personal Lines Manager – CIP

    Kevin O’Callaghan is the Personal Lines Manager in charge of new business and the overall running of the personal lines department alongside Steven Looney. Kevin joined GMIB.ie in 2013 with a background in hospitality management. He began his career in sales and now leads a team that is driving growth in the personal lines division.

  • Steven Looney, Personal Lines Manager – CIP / APA Life

    Steven Looney, Personal Lines Manager – CIP / APA Life

    Steven joined the company in April of 2013 and he is responsible for GMIB.ie’s personal lines management alongside Kevin O’Callaghan. He has been working in the insurance sector since 2004 and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of personal lines insurance. Steven is a certified insurance practitioner in general insurance and an accredited products advisor in life insurance. He was also the 2012 Young Irish Brokers Association Salesperson of the Year.

  • Commercial Lines Manager - CIP

    Commercial Lines Manager - CIP

    Gary joined GMIB.ie in January 2015. His primary role is commercial business development and Key Account Management. Together with his team, he has assisted clients from all over the country with their insurance needs. His customers appreciate his attention to detail, negotiating skills and his hands on approach where they then reward him with great loyalty. Gary is available both outside and inside business hours, and available for on-site meetings to review claims, cover, and policy wordings when required. His capacity with figures has allowed him to grasp insurance intricacies and meet his customers' needs head-on. Gary and his team are available right now to assist you with all your business insurance requirements.

  • Tina O'Sullivan, Human Resources and Management Consultant

    Tina O'Sullivan, Human Resources and Management Consultant

    Tina joined GMIB.ie in 2016 when she took on the role of HR, in addition to acting as a management consultant to the company. Tina has extensive experience in the financial services industry where she has held senior specialist roles in the areas of change and project management, credit management and human resources management. She is also a qualified executive and life coach. The company continues to experience significant growth and with staffing levels now in excess of 70 and continuing to grow, Tina is fully engaged in attracting and recruiting the most suitable staff, and providing them with exciting career opportunities. We firmly believe that having the right staff supports the company’s ambitions to bring it to the next level.

  • Stephen Darmody, Financial Controller - FCCA

    Stephen Darmody, Financial Controller - FCCA

    After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from the University of Limerick in 1999, Stephen trained to become a qualified accountant in private practice. He was awarded full membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2001. He later became a Fellow of the ACCA. In 2007 he moved into the manufacturing industry where he held the position of financial controller and helped guide his company through the most challenging period of its history. During this time, he gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of business. In 2015, having spent a period as a volunteer director with Killarney Credit Union, he took up a role on the staff as finance/credit controller, a role which gave him insight into the workings of the financial services Industry. Stephen joined GMIB.ie as financial controller in September 2020 and is looking forward to assisting the team in achieving their strategic goals into the future.

  • Management Team
    1. Tadgh Gallivan
    2. Denis Murphy
    3. Simon Gallivan
    4. Kevin O’Callaghan
    5. Steven Looney
    6. Gary Kerrisk
    7. Tina O'Sullivan
    8. Stephen Darmody
  • New Business Team
    1. Tomas Groves
    2. Gavin O’Leary
    3. Frank O’Donoghue
    4. Leo Dewhurst
    5. Lorcan Daly
    6. Alan Brosnan
    7. Seán Kelleher
    8. DJ Murphy
    9. Matt Rennie
    10. Eoin O’Mahony
    11. Eoghan Kennedy
    12. James Van Thienen
  • Commercial Team
    1. Stephanie Reen
    2. Eddie O’Donoghue
    3. Bernie Cronin
    4. Mark Greene
    5. Connie O’Riordan
    6. Nia Sheehan
    7. Danielle Mannix
    8. Mark O’Shea
    9. Maura Dunne
    10. Michelle O’Leary
    11. Rachael Moroney
    12. Helena Daly O’Brien
    13. David Finn
    14. Paul Neligan
    15. Laura Von Der Geest Moroney
    16. Dania Qasim
  • Renewals Team
    1. Aimee Prendergast
    2. Laura Benson
    3. Sinéad McMahon
    4. Stacey O’Connor
    5. Jason Cronin
    6. Bethany Bradley
    7. Duncan Lodge
    8. Valerie Ashe
  • Customer Service Team
    1. Bridgid O'Neill
    2. Berenice Grimley
    3. Larisa O’Connor
    4. William Stack
    5. Michael Casey
    6. Sean Prendiville
    7. Lydia O’Reilly
    8. Steven O’Leary
    9. Shannon O’Sullivan
    10. Mark Twomey
    11. Peter O’Brien
    12. Larisa O’Connor
    13. Laura Whelton
    14. Saskya Von Der Geest Moroney
    15. Amy Whooley
    16. Mark Ryan
  • Gallivan Financial Team
    1. Fergal Smith
    2. Noelle O’Connor
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