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Yesterday’s News


Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Schoolgirl bitten on the face by dog awarded €20,000 in damages

The girl was bitten a number of times.

Wednesday 12 April, 2017

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.

Tuesday 28 March, 2017

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.

Monday 20 March, 2017

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”.


Tuesday 14 March, 2017

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.

Friday 10 March, 2017

Man wins damages after claiming Dublin Bus ruined his family trip to Ireland

“Ireland is now a nightmare for us,” the man said.

Saturday 4 March, 2017

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.

Monday 27 February, 2017

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.

Friday 24 February, 2017

Bus driver awarded €12,500 damages over 'very offending' graffiti on toilet door

The driver said he had been defamed by the graffiti.


Thursday 23 February, 2017

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.

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

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.

Monday 20 February, 2017

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.

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.

Friday 17 February, 2017

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.


Thursday 16 February, 2017

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.

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Young girl receives €17,500 after being fed "excessively hot soup" by creche

Emily Murphy was aged one at the time of the incident.

Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Tuesday 7 February, 2017

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.”

Friday 27 January, 2017

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.

Tuesday 17 January, 2017

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.

Wednesday 21 December, 2016

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.

Monday 19 December, 2016

Woman awarded over €55,000 after slipping in Ballsbridge hotel

The judge said, “It was an accident waiting to happen”.

Monday 5 December, 2016

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.

Thursday 1 December, 2016

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.

'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.

Tuesday 22 November, 2016

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.

Thursday 10 November, 2016

Schoolboy who broke two teeth playing dodgeball on a cruise ship awarded €60,000

The figure includes €26,000 in dental repairs.

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.

Friday 28 October, 2016

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.

Thursday 27 October, 2016

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.

Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Toddler who hit head on concrete awarded €35,000 damages from creche

The award was made at the Dublin Circuit Civil Court this morning.

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.

Tuesday 25 October, 2016

€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.

Monday 24 October, 2016

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”.

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

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.

Friday 14 October, 2016

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.

Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Artist Kevin Sharkey ordered to pay €5,000 damages over tweet claiming Kerryman was 'racist'

Sharkey was not present in court for the proceedings.

Monday 10 October, 2016

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.

Friday 7 October, 2016

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.

Wednesday 5 October, 2016

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.

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