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Eoin O’Malley owns the Loyola Group. Photo: sportsfile

Eoin O’Malley owns the Loyola Group. Photo: sportsfile

Rob Kearney, Seán O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip and Dave Kearney with Lemon & Duke managing director Noel Anderson

Rob Kearney, Seán O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip and Dave Kearney with Lemon & Duke managing director Noel Anderson

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Eoin O’Malley owns the Loyola Group. Photo: sportsfile

A group of high-profile pubs co-owned by a former Leinster rugby star have taken High Court action against insurer FBD over its refusal to pay out for business interruption claims during the Covid crisis.

Pressure is mounting on insurance companies from businesses in the hospitality sector as they look to recover losses suffered because of the coronavirus.

The Loyola Group - which includes well-known Dublin bars such as The Bath, The Landmark, The Leopardstown Inn, The Jar and Baker's Corner - is the latest to initiate proceedings against FBD.