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Yesterday’s News

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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.

Judge turns down €25,000 settlement to boy who lacerated eyebrow at crèche as inadequate

The court heard the boy had to stand on an unsteady stool to wash his hands in the bathroom when he was two years old.

Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Child who allegedly developed acute bronchitis from damp and mould at former home awarded €20,000 damages

The court heard that Dawid Szafirowski, now aged six, had three times been referred to accident and emergency units and twice detained for treatment of his illness.

Friday 13 October, 2017

Mother returned home from work to find rented home boarded up

The Residential Tenancies Board has been granted an interim injunction ordering the landlord to allow the family to return.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Pensioner awarded €25,000 after being kicked and pushed at Beaumont Hospital

Phyllis Byrne, now 83, sued Beaumont Hospital, CPL Resources and CPL Healthcare.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot

The High Court ruled that Gary Simpson’s right to privacy was breached.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Seriously ill homeless man receives emergency housing after challenging council in court

The man said that he did not wish to be taking up a hospital bed but he couldn’t go back to living on the streets.

Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites

The man’s food and rent bills have fallen into arrears by almost €2,000.

Monday 28 August, 2017

Companies allegedly transferred hazardous waste to north Dublin landfill after describing it as safe

An action for damages against the three companies has been launched by Murphy Environmental Hollywood and Integrated Materials Solutions Partnership.

Saturday 26 August, 2017

Man jailed for car crash which killed eight people asks High Court to release him from prison

Shaun Kelly was sentenced to eight years in jail with four suspended after a crash that killed eight people in Donegal.

Friday 18 August, 2017

Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears

The woman is seeking leave to challenge the legality of a decision refusing her permission to remain in Ireland.

A row over a toolshed has stalled development of this massive Dublin student complex

A handyman previously employed by the landlord claims to own part of the land in the Liberties.

Thursday 17 August, 2017

English man held in Ireland on child sex offences is released after court ruling

Julian Myerscough was convicted of making indecent images of a child.

Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Garda awarded over €230,000 after quitting work following 'murder' attempt

It’s one of the highest High Court awards to a garda in the history of the State.

Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Court finds in favour of Dublin clinic that was denied blessing for 'breast surgery masterclass'

The one-day event would have featured live surgery demonstrations.

Friday 28 July, 2017

Judge refuses settlement after girl (6) suffered slice wound to her chest at Eddie Rockets

The judge thinks that the €19,500 offer may not be enough.

Thursday 27 July, 2017

79-year-old woman who fractured spine in hospital awarded €59,000 in damages

Margaret Fitzpatrick had sued Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae Hospital following the incident in April 2015.

Friday 21 July, 2017

Clontarf Baths set to reopen in six weeks after €2 million facelift

Clontarf Baths set to reopen in six weeks after €2 million facelift

The facility will have a fully licensed café bar.

Thursday 13 July, 2017

Judge grants order allowing distillery to serve booze in former church

St James’s was initially a Roman Catholic church that became Protestant after the Reformation in 1539.

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Insurers tell court they've uncovered 'organised and sophisticated multi-million euro fraud ring'

Zurich Insurance believe they have uncovered an Eastern European fraud ring behind fake damages claims.

Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Garda and former Galway hurler awarded €30,000 after being injured by getaway car

A car ran over Kevin Hooban’s leg as he and a colleague attempted to stop it.

Friday 16 June, 2017

Dublin woman now owns a quarter acre back garden due to council oversight

The woman’s grandfather had previously paid rent on and kept the land.

Thursday 25 May, 2017

Couple who claimed Electric Picnic security burst into their tent and assaulted them settle claim

Both plaintiffs alleged they had been shocked and distressed.

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Toddler (2) pleaded with parents 'no crèche, no crèche'

The parents reached a settlement in court today.

Friday 19 May, 2017

Woman (72) awarded €25,000 in damages after sunroof blew off daughter's car

The sunroof blew off the car when it was being driven at about 90km/hour on the M1.

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