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Today’s News

Two fraudsters told they must pay €23k for private detectives who tracked them down

The two men hired a Ford Fiesta at Dublin Airport so they could “crash” it into another car in a staged accident.

Yesterday’s News

Garda who suffered PTSD after shotgun was fired at him awarded €250,000 in compensation

The now-retired Garda was later awarded the Scott Medal for bravery

Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Air hostess awarded €30k damages against Ryanair after falling down plane stairs

The court heard that she had struck her head and had been knocked unconscious for a brief period.

Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Boy who witnessed toddler sister being attacked by tapir awarded €25,000

Ruari Owens suffered psychological injury over the incident, the court heard.

Monday 9 July, 2018

Retired garda awarded €9,000 for injuries suffered when arresting 'violent drunk' in 2013

Garda Gary Tobin had been knocked to the ground, injuring his lower back and right leg.

Wednesday 4 July, 2018

€25k award for bus passenger who was injured after driver braked to avoid hitting man

The court heard that the woman had been thrown forward, injuring her face, neck, shoulders and arm.

Saturday 9 June, 2018

Taxi driver ordered to pay €17,800 to man despite claims he wasn't present at car crash

The driver had claimed another man was driving the car.

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages

The incident happened in a store in Lucan, Dublin on 31 October 2014.

Thursday 31 May, 2018

Friday 25 May, 2018

Bathing reopened at Doonbeg beach after water analysis

The council said the HSE advised the move following the tests of water samples.

Thursday 24 May, 2018

HSE accepts providing cervical smear slides for three women affected by scandal is 'critical and urgent'

The case of three women affected by the controversy was being heard in High Court today.

Thursday 17 May, 2018

Squatters given four weeks to leave house owned by people who live in Australia

The brother and sister who own the Dublin cottage want to sell it.

Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Toddler who drank from water bottle allegedly containing an earwig awarded €6,000 in damages

The award was made in the Circuit Civil Court for personal injuries.

Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Man who told judge 'accident is my middle name' withdraws €60k damages claim

The court did not criticise the man’s legal team.

Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Young boy awarded 'grief money' over sister's death in hit-and-run

Vanessa Siatka was killed in the Phoenix Park in 2015, a year before her brother was born.

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Toddler awarded €25,000 in damages from creche which featured on RTÉ's Prime Time

The crèche was the subject of a undercover investigation into the standard of preschools.

Friday 23 March, 2018

Garda and former Tipp hurling captain awarded €195k for suffering 'devastating injuries' on duty

Garda Aidan Flanagan was kicked in the back while arresting a youth for burglary.

Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Boy whose laptop exploded has €20,000 settlement approved

A judge said the incident was “scary”.

Thursday 15 March, 2018

Judge hears all cases under garda surveillance after threat of 'hand grenade day'

Judge Jacqueline Linnane was put on notice of the threat just before she was due to sit in the Circuit Civil Court.

Friday 9 March, 2018

Glenda Gilson's parents lose Dublin home due to debt

A judge has given them six months to sell the property “before the bank does”.

Bars get green light for late drinking licence on Good Friday

A rule banning alcohol sales on Good Friday has been lifted.

Thursday 8 March, 2018

Couple awarded €20,000 after being wrongly accused of not paying for a meal at a restaurant

The couple had been at the restaurant for a family meal.

Judge dismisses claim worker's thumb injury was worsened by 'his daughter tugging it', awards him €23,000

Robert Owczarek had injured his right thumb while stacking crates at Dunnes Stores in the Ashleaf Shopping Centre in January 2016.

Monday 26 February, 2018

Dublin school teacher loses €75,000 case against McDonald's after teenagers insulted him in restaurant

Christian Morris brought a defamation suit against the north Dublin fast food restaurant after a group of teenagers called him ‘a paedophile and a faggot’ and stole his phone.

Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Seawater swimming pool, bar and restaurant to open in Clontarf next week

A seven-day pub licence was granted today.

Monday 19 February, 2018

Garda who suffered PTSD after he was attacked by four men awarded €15,000 in compensation

One of the men also threatened to kill him with an iron bar.

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Eight-month-old awarded €27.5k after pulling boiling water on herself at Chinese restaurant

The court heard the water was placed in front of her, and before her parents could react she had spilled it.

Sunday 11 February, 2018

Judge in plea to family fighting over father's estate: 'You are all of the same flesh and blood'

The Circuit Court heard a family story of alleged abuse.

Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Irish Rail ordered to pay €16,000 for false imprisonment of passenger

The payment was in relation to an incident that took place at Pearse Station in 2013.

Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Boy (4) awarded €46,000 after he fell from wooden pallets while at a creche

The child suffered a laceration above his right eyebrow.

Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Saturday 25 November, 2017

Judge questions credibility of claimant and holds him half-responsible for his injury

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said the complainant had “a propensity of misinforming doctors regarding his injuries”.

Thursday 23 November, 2017

Man who banged his head in Ikea car park awarded over €35,000 in damages

He had been recovering from heart surgery.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Judge says that man who had 'passing familiarity with the truth' was part of orchestrated fraud for €240,000 claims

Insurance firm Zurich was awarded costs, likely to run to €20,000 in each case, against all four plaintiffs.

Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'A fraud': Judge rules woman deliberately set trap for other driver in insurance scam

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said Angela McDonagh set up the claim in an “amateur fashion”.

Monday 13 November, 2017

Garda who was savagely beaten by Dublin criminal gang awarded over €100k compensation

Garda Amanda Lynch was one of three gardaí attacked by the gang.

Monday 6 November, 2017

Garda who suffered internal injuries during violent arrest awarded €36k in compensation

Garda Nicola Gorman was kicked and punched in the ribs, chest and lower back by a man who was resisting arrest.

Friday 3 November, 2017

Mother and son awarded €20,000 after 'explosion of raw sewage' in bathroom

Patricia Powell and her son were awarded the damages against Fingal County Council and Irish Water.

Dublin star Connolly 'acted despicably' in civil case over assault, court told

Connolly pleaded guilty to the assault.

Thursday 2 November, 2017

Schoolboy bitten by dog while playing on neighbour's property awarded €32,000

The attack happened in 2013 in the he Ballinclea Heights estate in Killiney.

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