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This year
Man calling himself the 'King of Ireland' has case against Bus Éireann and garda thrown out
“I own Ireland, I rule Ireland and I am your legal employer,” he told the judge.
Judge approves €35,000 settlement to mother of schoolboy who died in double fatality plane crash
The maximum amount of damages a court can make in cases involving the death of a child was curtailed to €35,000 more than 25 years ago.
Damages awarded to employee who claimed he was mocked after CCTV images used in training video
It’s the first such compensation decree by an Irish court for infringement of personal data rights.
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Execution decision postponed for two German Shepherds involved in Dublin attack on neighbour
District Court judge Anthony Halpin had directed that Cooper (11) and his partner Nina (3) be destroyed.
Woman who claimed she hurt her back changing baby on floor withdraws claim against Croke Park
The woman claimed she hurt herself due to a lack of baby changing facilities in Croke Park.
Judge refuses to evict family with baby from south Dublin council house
The council claimed the man had not lived in the house long enough for the tenancy to pass to him after his mother’s death.
Two Roma women awarded €6,000 against Dunnes for discrimination
The judge said that the women seemed genuinely aggrieved that they had been treated unfairly.
Man awarded €30k from wheelchair assistance company after fall at Dublin Airport bus stop
The former college principal was returning from a visit to Fatima Shrine in Portugal when his wheelchair assistant left him to board the bus alone.
Berlin bar in Dublin to reopen under new management two years after infamous Covid-19 breach
The reopening was confirmed following a court hearing today.
Child awarded €50,000 in compensation after fingertip cut off in accident with Luas seat
The girl was two years old at the time.
Last year
Luas passenger loses €60k injury claim after tram stopped suddenly due to jogger
Judge O’Sullivan said it would be unreasonable to expect the Luas to slowly crawl through and around Dublin.
Man who said he was thrown off a bus over 50c loses damages claim
The Circuit Civil Court has heard that Pawel Szewczyk had been involved in disputes with a number of drivers.
Mother had to rescue two daughters from burning holiday home, court hears
The Flynn family had to flee a house at The Links Holiday Village, Lahinch, during a weekend break.
Child awarded €20,000 in damages over wrongful dispensing of sedation drug
The court heard that the child, then aged 15 months, had to be weaned off the drug under medical supervision.
All time
Woman struck on head by falling flat-pack in Ikea awarded €60,000 damages
Hannan Tababi told her barrister that it had taken her three hours to find the exit from the Ikea store following the incident.
Taxi driver abused friendship of elderly man and tried taking his home through disputed homemade will, judge says
Seamus Conroy was not in court to hear Judge O’Connor refuse judicial recognition of the disputed will.
Judge forced to close court for deep clean after solicitor tests positive for Covid
The case will now resume on Monday.
Judge dismisses €240k car crash claim and says he's satisfied the collision was staged
Judge Cormac Quinn awarded legal costs totalling almost €80,000 against the claimants.
'Serious risk' to dozens of Romanian children and adults squatting in Dublin flats complex, court told
The court heard there had been a near riot outside the property last weekend.
Up to 100 people could be forced to leave Dublin property because their 'lives are in danger'
The judge granted owner-landlord Mel Kilraine leave to serve short notice on the occupants.
Poet settles €60,000 personal injuries claim against Arnotts for undisclosed sum
Glenda Cimino claimed to have struck her left shin against a protruding low shelf at a shoe display in Arnotts.
Judge orders ad to be placed in Manchester newspaper for Irishwoman missing for 21 years
Ellen Coss Brown is a beneficiary of a €372k estate.
11-year-old boy awarded €44,000 for injuries sustained at communion function in Dalymount Park
The then three-year-old was injured while playing near a dugout in 2013.
Dublin man loses €75,000 defamation claim against McDonalds restaurant chain
Mark White claimed he had been accused by a staff member of lacing two drinks with vodka.
Schoolgirls wrongly accused of shoplifting were 'extremely upset and embarrassed', court hears
In August 2018, the girls were stopped and told they had been recorded on video robbing in the shop.
Gemma O'Doherty tells High Court judge she fears for her safety
O’Doherty said she had been abused on the street because of “fake news” published about her.
Waitress who cut little finger while polishing glass awarded €50,000
A judge ruled that the waitress did not receive adequate training in how to polish glasses safely.
Man loses defamation case after Beaumont Hospital nurse noted he was 'spooning' his girlfriend on hospital bed
Defence costs were awarded against Ryan Tobin.
Wife and children of murdered garda Tony Golden agree €1.4m settlement
The garda was killed as he responded to a domestic violence complaint in 2015.
Garda's family to hold talks with State over compensation for his murder
The 36-year-old was shot dead while attending a domestic incident in Co Louth in 2015.
Woman (29) awarded €30k after she was scalded by coffee spill at McDonald's drive-thru
Counsel for Ciara Corboy said she suffered extensive burns and required treatment in hospital.
Protesters barred from interfering in accommodation being fitted out for asylum seekers in Leitrim
Mr Justice Max Barrett granted the permanent injunction today.
High Court rules that Ryanair operations chief can join arch-rival Easyjet
Ryanair had aimed to block Peter Bellew from taking a new role at one of their chief competitors.
'It should never have happened': Traveller family who were denied entry to pub awarded €33,000
The judge said the O’Connors were denied entry because of their ethnicity and a deliberate policy to exclude travellers.
Mick Wallace agrees to give bank keys to Clontarf home after Christmas
The court earlier heard that Wallace threatened to burn down the property.
Couple who claimed they were defamed over dinner bill at Dublin restaurant lose €75k case
“Quite frankly, asking someone to pay for a meal isn’t defamatory,” the judge said.
Judge asks for mediation in compensation case for family of murdered garda
This was advised in order to avoid causing unnecessary trauma to the garda’s family.
Judge dismisses woman's €75,000 claim for damages over €1 Marks and Spencer shopping bag
Judge John O’Connor described the case as completely over the top
Patient awarded €10k over medical negligence at Mater Private Hospital
A man put under anaesthetic for an operation never had his procedure due to the disappearance of a critical piece of medical equipment.
Reserve garda awarded €50k for injuries sustained chasing man who drove stolen jeep onto bonfire
Garda Sean White suffered a serious leg injury as he ducked to avoid a punch in 2013.