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High Court Action for Damages

1st November

A WOMAN who fell on her way into a parish hall to vote in a referendum has lost her High Court action for damages over the incident.

Anne Cassidy (68), Crickstown, Ratoath, Co Meath, sued Fr Philip Gaffney, the parish priest of Curraha, Ashbourne, Co Meath; Mary O’Malley, returning officer for East Meath in the referendum; and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government as the owner/occupier of the hall on the day of the accident.

The High Court was told Mrs Cassidy, a housewife, went with her husband Patrick to Curraha parochial hall on October 2nd, 2009, to vote in the second Lisbon referendum.

At the entrance door, she tripped and fell when her toe caught on a raised weather strip at the step into the hall, the court heard.

Mrs Cassidy claimed she suffered injuries and the defendants were negligent in … Read More »


Man who had to give up deep sea fishing after fall awarded €257,000

18th July

A COUNCIL worker who had to give up deep sea fishing and playing the bagpipes after he tripped over an electrical cable while walking on a footpath carrying a ladder is to get some €257,000 damages following a High Court ruling yesterday.

Ms Justice Mary Irvine reduced the total €342,799 award by one-quarter to just over €257,000 after finding there was contributory negligence to that extent on the part of Liam Murray.

Mr Murray (55), Cleggan Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin, had sued the ESB as a result of the accident at Beach Road, Sandymount, Dublin, on August 17th, 2009.

He claimed he was walking along the road when he fell on electrical cabling emerging from under the path at the base of a street lamp. He claimed the ESB was negligent in allowing electrical cable to be on the pathway.

As a result of injuries … Read More »


Broker alleges hair fell out due to trauma after being thrown from horse

11th July

AN INSURANCE broker who went bald and lost his eyebrows and eyelashes allegedly as a result of suffering trauma following a riding incident on holiday has settled his High Court action.

David Jameson (50), York Road, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, told the High Court his hair fell out in clumps eight weeks after the incident in Morocco in April 2006, in which he was thrown from a stallion.

Mr Jameson, a PhD student, had sued tour operator Sunway Travel Ltd, Marina House, Clarence Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, as a result of the incident.

He claimed he suffered neck, shoulder and lower back injuries in the fall. He said his hair fell out eight weeks after the incident and he had lost his eyebrows and eyelashes later. The court heard he may be suffering from alopecia.

Sunway had denied the claims and pleaded contributory negligence by … Read More »


Personal Injury Circuit Court Action

4th July

Able Solicitors have secured an award in the amount of €17,845.70 plus costs in a Personal Injury Circuit Court Action against Dublin Airport.

Our Client tripped and fell on a barrier base during the construction of Terminal 2 which resulted in our client injuring her back and foot.

Judge Linnane decided that the Defendants were negligent in failing to properly explain that the area was no longer accessible to pedestrians and therefore held the Defendants liable.


Court awards €100,000 for facial injuries from nightclub incident

27th June

A MAN has been awarded €100,000 damages at the High Court over serious facial injuries suffered after he fell through a glass door during an incident outside a Co Donegal nightclub.

Paul Brady (37), a painter and decorator, of The Beeches, Ballybofey, Donegal, was left with severe disfiguring scars to his face after the incident, which started when he tried to break up a fight as he and some friends left Stampies nightclub in Ballybofey on October 27th, 2002.

He had alleged negligence against Bridget Heeney and her sons Terence Michael and Aidan Heeney as owners and operators of the nightclub. He claimed that, at the time of the incident, they were owners of a premises close to the nightclub’s exit, and he had fallen through a glass door of that premises.

Mr Brady told the court that, on the night of the … Read More »