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Yesterday’s News

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Monday 16 May, 2016

Student with dyslexia takes High Court action to get Leaving Cert assistance

The 18-year-old student from Cork has been refused access to a reader for next month’s State exams.

Thursday 12 May, 2016

Garda stabbed while making an arrest awarded €1.1 million in damages

It is believed to be a record award.

Dozens of fans at the infamous Swedish House Mafia gig are suing for damages

A number of fans were attacked and stabbed at the 2012 concert.

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Irish badminton player ordered to pay €30k for assaulting and defaming woman

Nigel Boyne was told by a judge today to pay the manager of Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Jean Denihan, €30,000 in damages.

Wife of Dave Mahon settles damages claim with Irish Water

Audrey Fitzpatrick had lodged a €60,000 claim against Dublin City Council and the water utility after falling into an open shore in May 2014.

Monday 9 May, 2016

"A clear set-up": Judge throws out whiplash claims of five Dublin friends

One of the cars in the crash belonged to a close relative of one of the men in the second car.

Friday 6 May, 2016

Twink hopes to save her home in repossession case

A court heard she hopes to be able to resume full monthly mortgage repayments on her home.

Thursday 5 May, 2016

Man stabbed at infamous 2012 Phoenix Park concert settles damages claim

Fan Niall Davey had lodged a €60,000 claim against a number of defendants, including concert promoter MCD Productions.

Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Judge dismisses case after man bases slander claim on law that no longer exists

Gerard Martin Fulham claimed he was defamed at a community association meeting.

Monday 18 April, 2016

Man who saved elderly woman from burning bus settles damages claim

The settlement figure was not divulged in court.

Friday 15 April, 2016

Walker who fell and cut her knee while hiking Wicklow Way wins €40k in damages

The judgement will have serious repercussions for Ireland’s national parks.

Monday 11 April, 2016

Mother and daughter settle cases with Dunnes after being accused of stealing wine

Elizabeth Nuga and daughter Afolashade Nuga had brought separate defamation cases against the company.

Monday 21 March, 2016

Man who says he was abducted by Taliban to be given new asylum hearing in Ireland

The man said he had been forced to work for a Taliban commander as a translator.

Monday 14 March, 2016

Cavan estate agent accused of selling woman's apartment in Turkey and keeping €42,000

The court was told Sean Boylan “continuously deceived” Marian Ryan.

Tuesday 8 March, 2016

"Grossly reckless" driver set "a trap" for a truck-driver to hit him, court hears

Plaintiff Andrew Shannon is currently appealing a conviction for criminally damaging a €10 million Monet painting.

Monday 7 March, 2016

Woman who was wrongly accused of not paying for petrol awarded over €7k

The incident happened at a Texaco Petrol Station in 2013.

Friday 4 March, 2016

Former restaurant manager awarded €18,000 in damages after cutting foot on broken flower pot plate

Angela Gamble told the Circuit Civil Court that she saw blood coming out of her shoe after walking over the broken ceramic plate.

Thursday 25 February, 2016

Children at childcare centre may have to be relocated following picket protest by builder

A Circuit Court judge today granted a restraining order against Dublin builder Colm Brady on foot of the protests

Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Child awarded €17,500 after being scarred by Ralph Lauren pants

The elastic used was twice as powerful as would be recommended even for an adult.

Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Court rules that Dunnes were right to sack shop assistant who sold wine to 16-year-old

The judge accepted her mistake was a “momentary lapse” but he saw nothing unfair about the investigation procedure.

Thursday 11 February, 2016

Dublin City Council ordered to pay family medical damages due to 'the state' of their home

Janice Maguire and her three children have been awarded at least €14,000 in damages due to the “recurrent respiratory” illnesses they’ve suffered since 2010.

Monday 8 February, 2016

Homeless man requests extra €4,500 from €1.5 million trust fund to 'keep roof over his head'

A similar payment to homeless man Declan Heffernan was made before Christmas, but that money has now “run out”.

Friday 5 February, 2016

Woman awarded €16k in damages after suffering whiplash when driver 'tipped' her car

The woman said she suffered injuries to her neck and left shoulder.

Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Walker sues for €60k after falling and cutting her knee while hiking Wicklow Way

Teresa Wall says the ‘boardwalk was in a disgraceful state’.

Thursday 28 January, 2016

Former Scientologist sent message "connected with death of Jim Carrey's girlfriend" to Church member

The hearing regarding an assault charge against John McGhee is the second trial concerning the Church of Scientology in front of the Circuit Civil Court today.

Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Boy awarded over €50,000 after getting head stuck in electric gates

The boy had been rescued when a neighbour heard him calling for help.

Thursday 21 January, 2016

Brown Thomas could be getting a full pub license

The Grafton Street store is currently refurbishing its third floor restaurant.

Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Punter wins legal battle against Dublin betting company

A District Court decree for €13,835 was upheld against Sports Spread Betting (Ireland) Ltd, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

Wednesday 30 December, 2015

European court intervenes to stop alleged Islamic State recruiter being deported

The European Court of Human Rights made a dramatic intervention in proceedings this evening.

Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Alleged Islamic State recruiter is granted short stay on deportation from Ireland

The Court of Appeal will fully hear the man’s appeal tomorrow afternoon.

Thursday 17 December, 2015

Former partner of Monica Loughman asks judge to declare Facebook post was defamatory

They had lived together until unhappy differences had arisen in 2014.

Man who tried to sue after bus driver didn't give him 5c receipt now faces €20k legal bill

The driver had ordered him off the bus and, when he refused, the gardai had been called.

Friday 4 December, 2015

Settlement of €3k rejected after schoolboy cuts leg on broken glass

The injury has been described as being worth ten times that amount.

Thursday 3 December, 2015

Former Olympic swimmer awarded €20k in personal injury claim

Nick O’Hare told the court he was struck from behind while socialising in a pub.

Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Woman's injury claim thrown out after fitness photos shown in court

Dublin resident Rita Milinovic (29) had claimed her life was dramatically altered by what was described as a minor car park collision.

Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Girl (5) who cut leg to the bone on 'knife-edged' toilet roll holder awarded €40,000

Katie Carroll McGowan has been left with a permanent scar from the accident.

Monday 30 November, 2015

Bank to evict woman and her children before Christmas despite her pleas

The woman had gone back into the house after being evicted last month.

Friday 27 November, 2015

Homeless man to receive payout of €4,500 from €1.5 million trust fund

Declan Heffernan had asked the court to grant him the money to tide him through the “bitter winter months”.

Monday 23 November, 2015

Homeless man appeals for money from his mother's €1.5m trust fund

Declan Heffernan said he has been homeless since a fire damaged his house in January.

Thursday 19 November, 2015

Woman loses case after suing Lidl for €75k over groceries placed in a baby buggy

The woman sued Lidl for defamation after staff asked her if she paid for some motor oil in the buggy.