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# Courts
Schoolgirl bitten on the face by dog awarded €20,000 in damages
The girl was bitten a number of times.
# High Court
Man wanted over attempted murder of police officer granted bail after mother puts up €30k
Sean Farrell (32) was arrested in Dublin on 23 March last on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.
# Blanchardstown
Man who claimed he was falsely accused of not paying for a jambon pastry awarded €20,000
Anthony Maher claimed that in August 2014 he bought and paid for several items at Centra Corduff in Blanchardstown before being questioned by two staff members.
# Irish Law
Judge rules winning gamblers have no legal guarantee of being paid
The judge said, “If you happen to be too lucky while placing a bet or gambling, the person can simply say ‘no you’re not entitled to the money’. That is simply the law in Ireland”.
# Childcare
Young boys who appeared in Prime Time crèche exposé awarded €48k in damages
Jamie Doyle (8) and Mark Doyle (5) sued the creche through their mother.
# On the bus
Man wins damages after claiming Dublin Bus ruined his family trip to Ireland
“Ireland is now a nightmare for us,” the man said.
# restaurant
Woman who struggles to play ukulele after injuring finger is awarded €18,500
Her finger was pierced by a sharp piece of metal under a chair in a restaurant.
# Unfair Dismissal
Man loses €24,000 unfair dismissal case over last-minute 'blatant lie'
“If Mr Doyle is prepared to perjure himself for a matter of small importance, I have to disregard all of his evidence,” the judge said.
# Donnybrook Garage
Bus driver awarded €12,500 damages over 'very offending' graffiti on toilet door
The driver said he had been defamed by the graffiti.
# Dublin
Woman attacked by dog in public park loses €60k damages claim against council
Joanne Stewart was attacked by a boxer dog in Corkagh Park in Dublin.
# Courts
Cyclist who collided with passenger at bus stop awarded €15,000 in damages
The woman claimed the cycle lane should have had a clear sign for cyclists to yield at the bus stop.
# Withdrawn
Court told taxi driver was 'lying through his teeth' in car crash injury claim
He said he had been off work after a car accident.
# Killiney
Musician loses damages claim after falling into moat while allegedly 'spinning around looking at the stars'
Philippe Clark fell into the moat at a Martello Tower in south Dublin where he had been given permission to perform.
# restauranteur
Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds is looking to open a 'quirky' new music venue in Dublin
Reynolds told the court that the new venue will employ 32 staff.
# Futuristic
High-tech hotel backed by Denis O'Brien to open in Dublin next July
The eight-storey hotel is due to open in July 2018.
# Circuit Civil Court
Young girl receives €17,500 after being fed "excessively hot soup" by creche
Emily Murphy was aged one at the time of the incident.
# Circuit Civil Court
Former hairdresser who claimed she was intimidated by ex-employer awarded €25,000 in damages
The man had accused her of theft.
# Courts
Retired garda given €90k in damages after being attacked on duty
One of the assailants had shouted “I know where you live. We’ll burn you out.”
# Cabinteely
Dozens ordered to leave Cabinteely hostel due to 'fire and health risk'
There were reports that up to 70 people were being accommodated in the hostel in south Dublin.
# Car Chase
Former garda forced to retire because of psychological injuries awarded €162,000
John Sutherland was involved in a head-on collision when chasing two youths who had robbed firearms from a house in Co Waterford.
# Clarehall
Schoolboy was left 'dangling over car park' when roof garden collapsed
The 11-year-old has been awarded €10,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.
# Damages
Woman awarded over €55,000 after slipping in Ballsbridge hotel
The judge said, “It was an accident waiting to happen”.
# Deportation
Garda who dislocated shoulder at Dublin Airport awarded €93,000
Garda Donal Donnellan dislocated his right shoulder twice while dealing with people who had entered the country illegally.
# Waterford
Garda gets €250k damages after being forced to retire early due to 'vicious' pub assault
Gerard Walsh said he thought he would die in the attack, which happened in 1992.
# Skin Deep
'I went from having a facial to having permanent skin damage': Woman awarded €37,500 after suing salon
Margaret McLaughlin decided to treat herself to a facial at Revive salon on the Milltown Road in Dublin.
# compensation
Schoolgirl receives €35,000 after her face was cut at a Leisureplex
The incident occurred during a laser gun game which was part of the girl’s 11th birthday celebrations.
# Courts
Schoolboy who broke two teeth playing dodgeball on a cruise ship awarded €60,000
The figure includes €26,000 in dental repairs.
# Damages
Boy (9) awarded €11,595 after claiming one-kilo dumbbell fell on his head in Dunnes Stores
The court heard the incident happened five years ago when the boy was four years old.
# St James’s Hospital
Woman who slipped on human faeces at hospital awarded €16,000
Rachel Mooney was carrying trays and dishes at St James’s Hospital when the incident occurred.
# mind the gap
Man gets €25,000 damages after falling through the gap at Dart station
The judge ruled that Irish Rail has to warn passengers about the gap.
# Courts
Toddler who hit head on concrete awarded €35,000 damages from creche
The award was made at the Dublin Circuit Civil Court this morning.
# punched and kicked
Krystle nightclub and its "private army" of bouncers responsible for assault on woman
A judge found that the club and the security firm were jointly liable for damages.
# Settlement
€20,000 damages for young girl who was locked in classroom for 25 minutes
Kate Deegan, 5, had been extremely distressed and started panicking, crying and knocking on the door to be let out.
# High Court
Garda, whose patrol car was rammed by lorry in 2000, awarded €75,000 damages in High Court
Retired Garda Frank O’Hara’s patrol car was rammed close to the Louth border by a lorry that “skulked across the border”.
# Courts
Court quadruples compensation to €34,000 for accountant sacked for failing exam
The civil court has upped a compensation claim for sacked trainee accountant Peter Nowak from the €7,500 he received from the Employment Appeals Tribunal.
# court battle
Twink battles home repossession as court hears she made no mortgage payments in five years
The bank claims it is owed €250,000 including €18,000 arrears.
# highly defamatory
Artist Kevin Sharkey ordered to pay €5,000 damages over tweet claiming Kerryman was 'racist'
Sharkey was not present in court for the proceedings.
# Courts
Former Cork footballer was 'ferociously punched' during game for being a Garda, court hears
Former intercounty player James Masters claims the man who punched him during the 2010 match had repeatedly called him a “pig” prior to the assault.
# Near miss
Dublin airport worker sues over fears her ambulance almost hit plane on runway
Roselyn O’Neill told the Circuit Civil Court she has suffered since the incident.
# Krystle
Woman wins €15,000 damages after 'vicious assault' by nightclub bouncer
28-year-old Elaine Bennett was attacked by bouncers outside Krystle nightclub in Dublin city centre on New Year’s Eve 2014.