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Lost trade: Closed pubs in Dublin’s Temple Bar on St Patrick’s Day. Photo: PA

Lost trade: Closed pubs in Dublin’s Temple Bar on St Patrick’s Day. Photo: PA

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Lost trade: Closed pubs in Dublin’s Temple Bar on St Patrick’s Day. Photo: PA

PUBLICANS say that insurers are refusing to pay out on claims for what is called business interruption after they were forced to close due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Some publicans say they would have used the payouts to fund wages for staff during the ongoing closure period.

The Licensed Vintners' Association (LVA) and the Vintners' Federation of Ireland (VFI) have slammed insurers who they claim are refusing to honour the 'business interruption' cover on their polices.