50 Years Protecting the Protectors

We provide financial services to public sector employees.

With 440,000 policies, 380 dedicated employees and 50 years' experience, we’ll find the right way to protect what's important to you and your family.

We provide

Financial advice

Since 1972 we’ve built strong relationships with public sector customers and their unions. Whether you're a teacher, nurse or civil servant you’ll benefit from Cornmarket’s understanding. Our experience allows us to simplify complicated rules in your sector, finding the best financial solutions for your individual needs. 

Tailored products for public sector employees

We build products for your profession, fitted to your stage in life. From life insurance to car insurance, income protection, retirement planning, home and health insurance we’ll find the best option for you.

Great value

We never stop searching the market to find the best value and option for your needs. Then, through strength in numbers we secure first class group schemes, designed for Public Sector employees, for great prices with excellent benefits.

95%* of our surveyed customers rate our Financial Planning Service as Excellent or Very Good.

*Source Cornmarket: 3,358 surveys received from January - December 2022.

Why we're different

We know what we're doing

We’ve put in the time to really understand your financial needs. Our size, focus and the strong relationships we’ve built with the public sector mean we’re uniquely qualified to help you.

We know how it works

Our experience brings great expertise. We know every detail of public sector employment. We can simplify complex products and entitlements, giving you a clear picture of the best option for your needs.

We're stronger together

We use our close affiliations and relationships with many trade unions and employers to negotiate excellent value financial products. 

We put you first

Don’t worry. If you need to make a claim, you’re in safe hands. Our expert, dedicated team will help you through the process.

We give back

We want to ensure a better, brighter future by helping communities and good causes across Ireland. Our people actively fundraise and volunteer, because protecting and safeguarding is at the core of what we do. Read more about our involvement with the community here.


A little bit of history

Where it all began

Our story began with you. We've come a long way since 1972 and have helped thousands of public sector workers on their financial journey; everything from health and car insurance to pension top-ups, retirement planning and more.

We work with public sector unions, associations and employers, together building group schemes with benefits designed around their members, focused on their profession.

Our subsidiary, Cornmarket Insurance Services Ltd. specialises in providing car, home and motorbike insurance to affinity groups in the UK.

Visit our UK site here.

We’re now part of the Irish Life Group and Great-West Lifeco Inc, and we are the Irish public sector’s largest provider of financial services.

Cornmarket celebrates its 50th Birthday!

50 Years Protecting the Protectors

We've spent the last 50 years protecting the financial wellbeing of the people who look after everyone else; Ireland's public sector.

Looking after the financial wellbeing of public servants and their families is in our DNA. We are proud to have helped so many over the years. Thank you to all of our Cornmarket customers and to all our employees for being part of our journey.

Here's to the next fifty.