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 (...)

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 (...)