Fiona Muldoon, former chief executive of FBD Insurance. Pic. Bryan Meade

No handwritten notes and deleted texts: Publicans say FBD discovery “unsatisfactory from start to finish”

FBD says it has put in a Herculean effort to meet discovery targets in Covid cover battle. However, publicans point to issues around keywords, privilege and handwritten notes by former FBD boss Fiona Muldoon.

11th Sep, 2020 - 3 min read

For Ireland’s publicans, it was a sign of things to come. St Patricks’ day should have been the busiest day of the year, but, due to government-imposed lockdown, their pubs were instead shuttered.

On that day, Fiona Muldoon, the then chief executive of the Irish owned insurer FBD, made here way to the Herbert Park Hotel in Dublin 4 to meet with the publican Noel Anderson and Donal O’Keeffe, the chief executive of the Licensed Vintners Association. Muldoon was joined by a colleague.  

During the meeting, Muldoon told Anderson, owner of the Lemon & Duke pub along with a number of other properties, that the insurer would not be covering...

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