RSA Insurance Group PLC (RSA.L)
* RSA had to inject 200 mln pounds into Irish arm (Adds bullets; RSA to appeal)
* Shares up 2.4 pct vs 0.7 pct drop in overall market (Adds detail from statement, share reaction, analyst comment)
LONDON, May 7 - British insurance company RSA posted a 1 percent year-on-year rise in net written premiums in the first quarter, although it warned lower interest rates and currency moves were hitting its business.
DUBLIN, March 11 - Former RSA Ireland boss Philip Smith failed to set aside enough money to cover potential insurance claims, contributing to the British insurer having to inject 200 million pounds ($302 million) into its Irish arm in 2013, a lawyer for RSA said on Wednesday.
DUBLIN, March 10 - Financial problems at RSA's business in Ireland were known at group level before a scandal erupted and the British insurer was forced to inject 200 million pounds ($302 million) into it, according to the former CEO of the Irish division.
* Former CEO of Irish business says was "cast to wolves" by RSA
DUBLIN, March 9 - The Irish unit of UK insurer RSA released over 250 million euros ($271.58 million) in prior year reserves between 2007 and 2011 to support the group's results, the unit's former chief executive said on Monday.
* CFO to step down (Adds detail, CEO and analyst comment, share price)
LONDON, Feb 26 - RSA said on Thursday it posted a 2014 pre-tax profit of 275 million pounds ($427.24 million), recovering from a 244 million pound loss in 2013.
Feb 22 - RSA Insurance Group Chief Executive Stephen Hester is set to unveil a deeper cost-cutting plan at the London-based general insurance provider as it works to turn around its business, the Financial Times reported.