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# Civil Court

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May 2023
# Civil Court
Judge refuses to evict family with baby from south Dublin council house
The council claimed the man had not lived in the house long enough for the tenancy to pass to him after his mother’s death.
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# buggin
Toddler who drank from water bottle allegedly containing an earwig awarded €6,000 in damages
The award was made in the Circuit Civil Court for personal injuries.
# Civil Court
Man who told judge 'accident is my middle name' withdraws €60k damages claim
The court did not criticise the man’s legal team.
Man who banged his head in Ikea car park awarded over €35,000 in damages
He had been recovering from heart surgery.
# Diarmuid Connolly
Dublin star Connolly 'acted despicably' in civil case over assault, court told
Connolly pleaded guilty to the assault.
# mater misericordiae
79-year-old woman who fractured spine in hospital awarded €59,000 in damages
Margaret Fitzpatrick had sued Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae Hospital following the incident in April 2015.
# claims culture
'We've seen people diving on the floor' - Brokers want a register of insurance claimants
Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of the CFM Group says that the idea “needs to happen” as it harms businesses.
# Electric Shock
Couple who claimed Electric Picnic security burst into their tent and assaulted them settle claim
Both plaintiffs alleged they had been shocked and distressed.
# 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.
# Slip
Woman who slipped on pigeon poo at Heuston Station awarded €25,000
A judge ruled that CIE knew there was a problem but hadn’t assessed the risk.
# Court
Convicted paedophile asks judge not to take his house to pay compensation to victim
John O’Neill, a 51-year-old jobless law student, has been paying his nephew €50 a week.
# Tallaght
Judge dismisses damages claim by teen who fell on broken bottle
The 14-year-old boy’s parents claimed the grass in the common area was knee-high when he fell on the bottle.
# Courts
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.
# South Dublin County Council
Seven-year-old awarded €35,000 after hitting his face on gate post
South Dublin County Council made the offer in court today.
# Court
Kesha's sexual assault claims against producer are dismissed
The singer claimed Dr Luke violated her rights.
# Courts
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.
# Cavan Garda Station
Garda who suffered psychological problems after prisoner rubbed faeces on his own face awarded €35,000
She claimed she suffered ongoing PTSD symptoms and had suffered short-term anorexia after the incident.
# Stillorgan
Boy served detergent instead of vinegar on his chips awarded damages
The boy was at the hotel on New Year’s Eve.
# circuit civil cout
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.
# Civil Court
Boy who fell in pothole in his garden awarded €10,000
He broke his left wrist in the fall.
# you see me strolling
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.
# Sin Nightclub
Woman whose knee "popped out" after slipping on nightclub dancefloor awarded €17,500
The woman slipped in Sin nightclub.