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(...)

The HSE is suing private health insurer Layain a row over money for private patients in public hospital beds. Photograph:  Getty Images

A dispute over the payment for patients staying in public hospitals while being treated in a private capacity by consultants saw some hospitals threat(...)

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(...)

The Clarence Hotel on Wellington Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Pat Langan

The operators of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel have lost a High Court action against Axa claiming they were entitled to cover under business interruption in(...)

The High Court. Arklow Shipping claims it cannot operate in any port without reliable information about depth, readings of which it says should be taken on a daily basis. Photograph: iStock

A pilot boat captain in Drogheda harbour told the High Court “we all underestimated” the underwater clearance a cement-laden ship needed before it ran(...)

Arklow Shipping Group has taken the High Court action against Drogheda Port Company claiming €1.4 million over losses and damage to a cement-laden ship on December 13th, 2018. Photograph: iStock

The harbour master of Drogheda Port has told the High Court it was not his role to advise what depth a cement-laden ship should have been loaded to be(...)

The Commercial Court “routinely” adjudicates on international disputes involving billions of euros, the head of the court, Mr Justice David Barniville, has said.

The Irish commercial court “routinely” adjudicates on international disputes involving billions of euro, the head of the court, Mr Justice David Barni(...)

Mr Justice Denis McDonald made the directions when ruling on a pre-trial application by various entities being sued by the owners of the centre. Photograph: iStock

A High Court judge has made directions aimed at ensuring liability issues in two separate cases arising from a major fire at Douglas Village shopping (...)

In a decision earlier this month with implications for similar claims by some 1,000 Irish pubs and restaurants, the judge found that a policy sold by FBD covered losses pubs sustained by having to close due to the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

A hearing date has yet to be fixed to determine how much FBD must pay out to four pubs for business disruption caused by Covid-19. Mr Justice Denis M(...)

It was ruled  last November that An Bord Pleanála had erred in law by not assessing the car park as part of the planning application. Photograph: iStock

A developer has secured leave to appeal against an order quashing its permission for a development including 741 build-to-rent apartments on a site at(...)

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