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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 14 February, 2019

Dublin's Lord Mayor to keep house after bank's €1m claim struck out

He and his wife Joyce had a large mortgage debt on their home.

Thursday 7 February, 2019

Woman who alleges being accused of stealing €1 shopping bag from Dunnes Stores settles defamation case

Details of the settlement were not disclosed in court.

Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Garda awarded just under €40k after being kicked and injured by woman in patrol car

Garda Sinead McBride had developed post-traumatic rotator cup tendonitis in her left shoulder.

Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Woman who was allegedly tripped by child at roller disco awarded €25,000

Barbara Thomas sued Spin Roller Disco Limited, Spin Building, Walkinstown, Dublin.

Monday 14 January, 2019

Garda who talked to armed man for seven hours awarded €25k compensation

The garda was found to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following the incident.

Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Family of murdered detective garda Adrian Donohoe awarded €1.3 million in damages

Detective Garda Donohoe was shot dead in the course of his duties in 2013.

Thursday 13 December, 2018

Boy (8) awarded €25,000 after falling and lacerating face outside Howth hotel

The boy scarred his forehead at The Deer Park Hotel more than five years ago.

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Teenager who claimed glass was in Nutella awarded over €30,000 in damages

The student – through her mother – sued Ferrero UK Limited.

Thursday 6 December, 2018

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told

It was argued that the use of data arising from a criminal investigation breached Cormac Doolin’s data protection rights.

Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Garda slashed with razor blade while on flight with deportee awarded €25,000

Detective Garda Eamon Moran was escorting the Nigerian national on a plane to Lagos when the incident happened.

Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Family of 'severely scalded' 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

A hot water bottle was placed next to Olive Sheeran’s feet and burst shortly afterwards, severely scalding her, a court has heard.

Friday 26 October, 2018

Two men awarded settlements after being unlawfully imprisoned by a judge for two nights

Joe Doocey and Wayne Nash were imprisoned by a judge after he indicated he had overheard them insult him.

Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Family receive €12,500 settlement after 'medical debris' left in infant's throat following surgery

The child’s mother said she brought the case to ensure something like this does not happen to anyone else.

Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Girl left with scar after falling from climbing frame at Dublin crèche awarded €27,500

Caoilfhionn O’Donnell four years old when she was injured at the creche in south Dublin.

Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Garda awarded €4k compensation after girlfriend's brother headbutted him outside nightclub

Garda Smith had been a month off work, primarily due to the embarrassment the incident had caused.

Monday 15 October, 2018

Garda Sergeant awarded €8,000 after years of harassment and false accusations

The Sergeant was transferred from Dublin to Cork as a result of the torment.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Don't call me love': Judge reprimands claimant over his language

The case was later struck out.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Teenage girl settles for €30,000 over 'small' lip injury sustained in creche 13 years ago

Lauren L’Estrange sustained a slight injury to her lower lip at creche after being struck by a tricycle when she was just 14 months old.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Student whose Leaving Cert results were wrongly totted up wins her case in the High Court

Rebecca Carter had sued the Commission challenging its decision not to re-check her points score in time to allow her to obtain a place at UCD.

Saturday 22 September, 2018

Protection of hen harriers could stop multi-million-euro wind farm project in Donegal

A conservation group has been granted leave to legally challenge planning approval for the development.

Friday 14 September, 2018

Activists to be served with court order demanding removal from third Dublin property

Barrister Padraig D Lyons said he did not know if the activists are connected to those removed from a property on North Fredrick Street this week.

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Teen claiming Leaving Cert marks were totted up incorrectly takes State exam board to High Court

The error could lose her a place on her chosen course in UCD, the court heard.

Friday 7 September, 2018

High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful

The court previously heard that the woman’s son had been secretly recorded threatening and verbally abusing her.

Thursday 6 September, 2018

High Court quashes Harris's call for inquiry at National Maternity Hospital following patient death

Mr Justice Charles Meenan said it was irrational and unreasonable for the minister to direct such an investigation.

Independent News and Media ordered to pay legal costs as probe to begin into company affairs

Costs of the proceedings were also awarded to the ODCE against INM.

Thursday 30 August, 2018

High Court rules that woman weighing five stone and refusing food in HSE care may be force-fed

The court heard that the woman has a long history of anorexia nervosa.

Monday 27 August, 2018

Local residents seek to block €220 million Cork-to-Ringaskiddy motorway plan M28

Local residents seek to block €220 million Cork-to-Ringaskiddy motorway plan

The action has been brought by a group describing itself as the M28 Steering Group.

Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Monday 30 July, 2018

Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million

Justice Bernard Barton had earlier awarded the 44-year-old €175,000 general damages.

Monday 23 July, 2018

Brothers beaten up outside Dublin nightclub awarded over €50,000 in damages

The judge described it as a very disturbing incident.

Tuesday 17 July, 2018

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.

Monday 16 July, 2018

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.