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Bertie Ahern settles damages claim over woman's fall in St Luke's

The former Taoiseach was not present as Dublin Circuit Civil Court was informed of the settlement.

FORMER TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern has settled a claim for damages taken against him over a personal injury claim.

The former Fianna Fáil leader was not present in Dublin Circuit Civil Court as Justice Alan Mahon was informed of the settlement.

Counsel for Ahern told the court that the matter should be struck out with costs awarded to the plaintiff.

The case had been taken by Marie Therese O’Loughlin, who sustained a personal injury on a premises for which Ahern was the listed owner.

RTÉ News reported that the incident concerned a fall at the St Luke’s constituency office (pictured) in Drumcondra in 2007.

The office doubled as Ahern’s living quarters for much of his time as Taoiseach, between 1997 and 2008.

The court was not advised of the extent of the injuries sustained by O’Loughlin.

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