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Friday 18 August, 2017

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.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

No damages for man glassed after men bumped into each other on floor of 30th birthday

One man had to get 10 stitches on his face.

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Man awarded €18k following car crash despite giving 'false and misleading evidence at every turn'

John McCormack (65) appeared on the Voice of Ireland and said he had ‘good and bad days’ with his injuries.

Friday 12 May, 2017

The only hotel in Temple Bar that didn’t serve alcohol now has a bar licence

Temple Bar brings “reasonable expectations that hotel facilities would include the provision of a bar,” a solicitor argued.

Thursday 4 May, 2017

A bank is trying to repossess the plush home of one of the Stardust nightclub owners

Colm Butterly owes more than €170,000 on a mortgage to EBS.

Monday 3 April, 2017

Judge says chasing should not be banned in schools after student loses damages claim

The presiding judge said games of chase in schoolyards could not be prohibited.

Dental nurse called 'a f***ing skankhole' by Dublin Bus driver loses 75k damages claim

The bus driver cursed at her for not picking up litter, a court had heard.

Friday 31 March, 2017

Man who's sold newspapers in Dun Laoghaire for 40 years wins fight to keep doing so

The owners of the shopping centre wanted to ban George Davis’ stall.

Thursday 30 March, 2017

Woman who banged her knee sitting down at restaurant table awarded damages of €20,000

Annette O’Connor saw a specialist in muscle spasm and said the injury affected her work as a hairdresser.

Monday 27 March, 2017

Squatters who 'broke into' pensioner's home ordered to vacate premises by Wednesday

Peter Herron claimed to have a legal right to live in the property because he had possession of it.

Friday 24 March, 2017

Judge says it was regretful that dog owner did not do 'proper decent thing' in child biting case

The German Shepherd had bitten an eight-year-old in the leg.

Monday 20 March, 2017

Convicted paedophile ordered to sell his house to pay €100,000 awarded to his nephew

The price will be negotiated in secret between John O’Neill and any prospective purchaser.

Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Man who slipped and fell down Ryanair plane stairs at Dublin Airport loses €60k damages claim

The judge agreed that the proceedings were launched too late.

Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Woman settles personal injuries claim with Dorothy Perkins over ladder fall

The shop denied negligence in the case.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Judge hits out at people who let 'dangerous dogs' roam around off-lead and un-muzzled

The comments were made at a hearing where a young boy was awarded €25,000 in damages after being bitten by a neighbour’s German Shepherd.

Thursday 2 March, 2017

Woman who told specialist she couldn't move her leg loses €60k claim after being videoed jogging

Lamidi said she had been driving on a provisional licence for the past 17 years.

Monday 13 February, 2017

Man who claimed he was injured after being trapped in Luas door loses €60,000 claim

From the the CCTV video the judge said she had been unable to find any evidence of negligence on the part of the defendant.

Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Photos of children used in Doonbeg brochure without consent of parents

The photos – taken in pre-Trump days – were used in the brochure for two years before the parents became aware of it.

Monday 6 February, 2017

Car crash compensation claim thrown out as judge says evidence was "unbelievable"

The judge also said he found the man to be “guarded and defensive”.

Landlords of 5-bedroom house which housed 70 tenants ordered to pay €60k

The pair will have to pay the local authority’s legal costs following the court’s decision.

Thursday 2 February, 2017

'Serious sewage problem' at Dublin house where up to 70 people had been living

Up to 70 tenants were until recently occupying a living room, a dining room, bedrooms and the basement of the south Dublin house.

Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Broker loses €60k case against Dicey's nightclub after judge said he tried to headbutt bouncer

Michael Halloran (29) had lodged a €60,000 case over injuries he received.

Monday 23 January, 2017

Up to 70 people renting in 'dangerous, unhealthy and cramped' Dublin house, court hears

‘Up to 17 individuals were in one room and about 36 people were housed in the basement.’

Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Twink avoids having her home sold after paying off €18,000 arrears

The proceedings were struck out today.

Friday 23 December, 2016

Tuesday 20 December, 2016

The Barracuda in Bray gets full licence after Wicklow Co Co sold the €4 million property for €10,000

More than a dozen Bray publicans objected to Barracuda getting a full publican’s licence.

Monday 12 December, 2016

Woman who slipped on pigeon poo at Heuston Station awarded €25,000

A judge ruled that CIE knew there was a problem but hadn’t assessed the risk.