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Yesterday’s News


Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Girl who fell out of "faulty" window awarded €46,000 damages

She is thought to have fallen out of the window when she was chasing a ball.

Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Somali man denied refugee status has decision overturned on appeal by High Court

The man, aged in his 30s, has been granted a fresh hearing in front of a different member of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal.

Monday 15 August, 2016

Court tells squatters to leave disused Dublin prison

Judge Hanna allowed the squatters a week to get out and directed them not to re-enter the old jail.

Friday 12 August, 2016

Court was right to refuse statement from man who called himself "a disciple of Lord Jesus Christ"

“The courts are not a playground in which litigants can amuse themselves at will.”


Nigerian woman who lashed out at gardaí loses court challenge to her deportation

She had issued proceedings under Article 40 of the Constitution.

Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Irish business partners resolve dispute over Iron Throne replica

It was bought from a seller in Canada for €15,000.

Monday 25 July, 2016

Woman loses €60k damages claim over broken finger and lost nail

The law student was suing a shop in Dublin after her hand got caught in its door.

Saturday 23 July, 2016

An Irish battle over the Iron Throne has ended up in court

The men were hoping to make money by travelling the country and charging Game of Thrones’ fans for photos.

Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Boy scarred for life after falling in creche awarded €45,000

The boy fell on an uneven floor.

Garda awarded €60k in damages after being assaulted while on duty

The garda claimed he developed sciatica after the assault.

Friday 15 July, 2016

Man awarded €31,000 after biting into piece of metal on Domino's pizza

X-rays had revealed that he had suffered two fractured molars.

Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Garda who feared for life in “frenzied Kung Fu-style attack” awarded €60,000 damages

The garda said he suffered PTSD as a result of the attack.

Friday 8 July, 2016

Woman awarded €55,000 damages after slipping on yoghurt in Tesco

The woman suffers ongoing shoulder pain and had to leave her job as a result of the incident.

Friday 1 July, 2016

Man falsely accused of stealing mop loses €75k defamation claim

He had been upset and concerned that other customers were looking at him.

Thursday 30 June, 2016

Chef awarded €7k after getting electric shock from panini machine

The incident happened at a hotel in 2013.

Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Teen wins €2,500 damages from Luas operator after driver insinuated she was a pickpocket

17-year-old Rebecca Conroy had sought €38,000 in defamation damages.

Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Garda awarded €30,000 after being hit on the head with stone 'the size of a melon'

The court heard the tinnitus was ongoing and the garda needed to avoid loud noise situations since being hit 5 years ago.

Monday 27 June, 2016

"Unimpressed" judge awards €2,500 to man hit by falling umbrella in pub

The man was hit when a golf umbrella fell from a seating area above him.

Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Boy awarded €40,000 after losing top of his finger in creche toilet door

The top of his finger was left attached to the toilet door.

Garda awarded €17.5k after being “viciously” attacked by prisoner

The prisoner, a drug abuser, has since died.

Thursday 16 June, 2016

Man loses €60k injury claim after YouTube video shows him dancing energetically

He had legal costs awarded against him.

Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Boy awarded €20,000 after getting his finger caught in the hinge of a door at creche

The boy’s finger was lacerated in the incident and his nail was also damaged.

Boy who cut his arm on hotel bed awarded €18,000

The boy fell against the metal mechanism of a pull-out bed.

Saturday 11 June, 2016

Student loses €75,000 defamation case over wrong change claim

Solange Bakonsa also claimed that she had been called a liar by the cashier.

Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Woman who suffered head injury in hotel car park has damages cut in half

The woman struck her head on a sign in the car park of the Blanchardstown hotel two years ago.

Thursday 2 June, 2016

Boy who hit his eye in shop and missed First Communion photos awarded €11,000

His mother was given €200 to arrange new photos.

Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Child awarded €10,000 after choking on plastic allegedly contained in a Cow&Gate baby food

The company made a €10,000 damages settlement offer, without admission of liability.

Saturday 28 May, 2016

Man loses €60,000 injury claim after posting about four-hour cycle on Facebook

He had legal costs awarded against him.

Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Man wanted over murder charges in Germany arrested in Galway

Vyauntas Dunauskis, originally from Lithuania, has been living in Ireland for a number of years.

Saturday 7 May, 2016

Irish badminton player accused of assaulting manager who was trying to break up a fight

Nigel Boyne has denied the claim which was made in the Circuit Civil Court.

Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Politician takes first right to be forgotten case in Irish history after 'being compared to Isis'

Mark Savage was called a homophobe on Reddit during the local elections in 2014.

6-year-old left scarred for life after swimming pool fall awarded €21k

Emma Olteanu had been swimming with her father Marius Olteanu at the Clarion Hotel in Clondalkin, Dublin, when the incident happened.

Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Seven-year-old awarded €35,000 after hitting his face on gate post

South Dublin County Council made the offer in court today.

Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Dublin man awarded €50k after neighbour trespassed to cut down 50ft-high trees

The trees had been there for almost 50 years.

Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Schoolgirl who fell on metal bar in playground receives €42k in damages

The 13-year-old girl was scarred for life after the fall.

Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Schoolboy awarded €20k after shower door shattered on him at Dublin gym

The glass cut the seven-year-old’s shoulder, shin and feet.

Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Garda awarded €20,000 after breaking big toe and losing thumbnail wrestling violent prisoner

The garda said the prisoner bit him on the leg and hit him over the head with a torch.

Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Man faces €20,000 legal bill after losing case against Dunnes Stores

A barrister for Dunnes said the man’s actions had been “stupid”.

Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Man awarded €18,500 after taxi driver drove over his foot

Fabian Wolasewicz had been drinking and got sick in the taximan’s car.

Garda feared infectious disease after being bitten by 'agitated and aggressive' drug user

Garda Mark Kilbride told the High Court that the attack had affected his marriage and family life.