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Sinnotts in Dublin city centre, one of the pubs involved in the FBD challenge. Photograph: PA

A July hearing to determine the amount of losses incurred by four publicans, who won test actions over FBD’s failure to pay out on business disruption(...)

The Central Bank’s letter makes clear it does not expect the publicans who took the test cases to be liable for any costs. Photograph: iStock

The Central Bank expects insurance company FBD to pay all “reasonable costs” of publicans who successfully challenged the insurance company over failu(...)

Sinnotts pub in Dublin’s city centre – one of the pubs involved in the FBD case. Photograph: PA Wire

A High Court judge has ruled that insurance policies taken out by four publicans with FBD cover losses resulting from partial closure, as well as full(...)

FBD said in late February  it had set aside €65 million of provisions for claims and expenses arising from a landmark Covid-19 business interruption pubs test case ruling earlier that month.

Business interruption insurance claims arising from the Covid-19 pandemic are expected to amount to €430 million, according to an estimate from indust(...)

FBD has received about 500 pandemic-related claims from pubs and restaurants to date.

FBD said on Friday that it will make interim payments on “valid” business interruption claims under its pubs policy, after four publicans won a landma(...)

 Business disruption:  Four pubs claim that under their policies  taken out with FBD they are entitled to have   losses covered by what they claim is an insurable risk. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An executive with FBD insurance has told the High Court that he was in error when he told a publican that its business disruption policy for bars cove(...)

The publicans claim that under their policies of insurance taken out with FBD they are entitled to have their consequential losses covered by what they claim is an insurable risk. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Insurer FBD does not and has never provided cover for pandemics and no one in Ireland has ever asked for it, the Commercial Court has been told. In (...)

FBD claims the ombudsman has refused to halt its investigation, forcing the insurer to deal with the same issue at multiple forums

The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman will “vigorously oppose” FBD’s bid to halt the investigation of a publican’s complaint over the insurer’(...)

Dave and Rob Kearney with Jamie Heaslip who are all backers of the Lemon & Duke pub that is in dispute with FBD over Covid closure cover. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

Mediation has failed to resolve a dispute between a Dublin pub and insurer FBD over whether FBD must pay for losses of pubs closed as a result of the (...)

The operators of Leopardstown Inn near Stillorgan say they are suffering a loss of €56,000 per week. Photograph: Eric Luke

The amount of money being made by some Dublin pubs is the most striking aspect of the claims that have sought entry to the fast-track Commercial Court(...)

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