Contaminated Irish Pork Products: Addendum
A sensible arrangement for the Government indemnity would have made provision for Ireland to be entitled to receive a proper portion of compensation recovered from farmers and/or the pig feed supplier.
A finger in the dike
It is better that that litigation is only the proceedings taken against you. The alternative is that you find yourself in those proceedings and a new second set of proceedings in which you are the plaintiff and “your” erstwhile insurer is the defendant.
The beneficiary of a professional indemnity policy is the insured professional. His client, on whom the loss may have fallen, has no privity with the insurer and, in Ireland, has no entitlement to seek payment directly from the insurer.