FBD should pay more of publicans’ legal costs, says Central Bank

Pub groups mounted a landmark legal challenge against the insurer last year over compensation for losses due to the pandemic

7th May, 2021
FBD should pay more of publicans’ legal costs, says Central Bank
The Commercial Court has ruled that the publicans were entitled to compensation for losses arising from the Covid-19 pandemic as cover was provided under their insurance policy with FBD

The Central Bank of Ireland has told FBD it believes the insurer should pay more of the costs incurred by publicans who mounted a landmark legal challenge against FBD last year.

The Commercial Court earlier this year ruled that the publicans were entitled to compensation for losses arising from the Covid-19 pandemic as cover was provided under their insurance policy with FBD.

In a subsequent ruling on costs Justice Denis McDonald found that that the...

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