Pandemic losses case: The pub, the patrons and the Premier League thriller

The Commercial Court, which is to decide on the amount of compensation that insurer FBD must pay to publicans, has heard that a picture of customers sitting at a bar during a Liverpool-Leeds match last September was posted on the Facebook page of a well-known Dublin sports bar

11th July, 2021
Pandemic losses case: The pub, the patrons and the Premier League thriller
Having ruled in February that four pub groups were entitled to compensation under business interruption policies purchased from FBD, it fell last week to Justice Denis McDonald to begin the task of assessing just how much they were owed. Picture: PA

With large televisions dotted around its underground premises, Sinnott’s Bar at the top of Grafton Street is a favourite haunt of sports fans in Dublin when big matches are on.

On the opening day of the 2020-21 Premier League season on September 12 last, Liverpool overcame newly-promoted Leeds United in a seven-goal thriller with Mo Salah bagging a hat-trick for the men from Anfield.

“Liverpool vs Leeds live right now on our main screen,”...

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