British ruling offers hope to beleaguered publicans

Irish publicans have taken some encouragement from a recent British Supreme Court verdict on pandemic insurance claims

24th January, 2021
British ruling offers hope to beleaguered publicans
Alan Campbell of Bankers Bar Trinity Street, one of hundreds of businesses believed to be insured with British-based insurers affected by the UK Supreme Court ruling. Picture: Fergal Phillips

By the time George W Bush arrived in New Orleans in the autumn of 2005 for his fifth visit since the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina, he was able to hear not only of plans for the city’s renewal but to enjoy some of the finer things it had to offer too.

The then US president and his wife Laura dined at Bacco, a staple of the city’s famous French quarter, and stayed at...

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