Dealing with water and flood damage in your home

With COVID-19 restrictions forcing us to spend a lot more time around the home, DIY projects have become the order of the day, sending sales of paint, tools and other home products soaring throughout the lockdowns. While DIY projects can breathe new life into our home, they can also uncover a hidden problem that may not have been discovered until it’s too late: a water leak. The dangers of a

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How to prevent a fire at home and protect your family and property

The thought of a fire in your home can be a terrifying prospect, not only for the destruction it can cause to your property and belongings, but for the danger it poses to your loved ones. While fire poses a very real threat given the range of variables that can trigger combustion, there are practical steps you can take to reduce the risk and keep your home and family safe.

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Active BI claims may be eligible for a second claim as a result of new Level 5 restrictions

Irish business owners with active Covid-19 related business interruption (BI claims) with “Territorial Limits” may be eligible for another claim in light of the recent Level 5 restrictions imposed by the government on 21 October 2020. As part of Ireland’s “Plan for Living with COVID” Level 5 restrictions, non-essential retail and non-essential services have closed, while bars, cafes, restaurants and wet pubs can offer take-away and delivery services only (with

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Protect your home from harsh winter weather with expert tips

After an unseasonably warm September and some spectacular sunny days in October, you might have shelved your plans to prepare your home for the colder weather ahead. Don’t be fooled! With winter just around the corner, now is the time to get ready for the severe weather that can wreak havoc on your home. Each year, we see homeowners devastated by the impact of harsh winter weather. Some damage however

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Livelihoods on the line as FBD test cases loom in October

The verdict of four landmark test cases taken against FBD over its refusal to settle claims for COVID19-related business closures will have widespread ramifications for the livelihoods of many Irish business owners who were forced to close due to public health advice during the pandemic. Leinster Overview Concepts Ltd, trading as Sean’s Bar in Athlone, Co. Westmeath; Aberken, trading as Sinnotts Bar; Hibernian Way Ltd, trading as Lemon & Duke,

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