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The four test actions were taken by Dublin bars Aberken, trading as Sinnotts Bar; Hyper Trust Ltd, trading as ‘The Leopardstown Inn’ and ‘Inn on Hibernian Way’ Ltd trading as Lemon & Duke. The fourth action was taken by Leinster Overview Concepts Ltd the owner of Sean’s Bar, which is based in Athlone, Co Westmeath.

This morning.

The High Court has ruled that four pub owners are entitled to be compensated by insurer FBD for the disruption their businesses suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Mr Justice Denis McDonald found that a policy sold by FBD covered losses the pubs sustained by having to close due to the global health emergency.

He disagreed with FBD’s interpretation of its policy and said cover is not lost where the closure is prompted by nationwide outbreaks of disease provided that there is an outbreak within the 25 mile radius and that outbreak is one of the causes of the closure

The issue of quantifying the losses, the judge said will be dealt with at a later date.


Court rules pubs entitled to insurance over Covid closures (RTÉ)

Vintners’ Federation of Ireland Chief Executive Padraig Cribben arriving for the Oireachtus Special Committee on Covid-19 Response in June

This morning/afternoon.

With ‘gastro pubs’ allowed to re-open…

…The chief executive of the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) has said that all pubs should be allowed open in December because the guidelines are the same for food and non-food pubs.


Padraig Cribben said he was hearing “all kinds of nonsense” about the sizes of kitchens and chefs, but pointed out that less than a third of one percent of Covid cases have originated in the sector.

“There’s going to be alcohol in the pubs that do food, there’s going to be alcohol in the restaurants, and there’s going to be alcohol in all the domestic settings where there will be no social distancing where there will be no masks, where there will be no hand sanitization,’ Mr Cribben said.

He said he believes there is a “vindictiveness” in NPHET towards pubs and that a decision was made not to allow them re-open three weeks ago.

Call for all pubs to be allowed reopen in December (RTÉ)


This afternoon.

Dame Court, Dublin 2.

On a day that wet pubs all over the country are allowed to reopen, except in Dubin which is under Level 3 restrictions, a group of diners at the Dame Tavern enjoy, what we must assume, are post-meal or pre-meal pints. The food not only soaking up the alcohol but scaring off the rona, according to experts.


Earlier: Wet Your Whistle


Well, they smell of food.”

Tense moments as Gardai pass by.