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Former garda awarded €300,000 over injury

27th July

A man who was punched in the head while a serving garda as he released a man from a Garda station was awarded more than €300,000 in damages by the High Court yesterday.

Ms Justice Mary Irvine said James Lynn, who was stationed at Castlebar station but has since been discharged from the Garda due to ill-health, had lost the career he fought so hard to get into.

As a result, Mr Lynn had lost his status in society and his injuries affected him every day, she said. The case was brought under the Garda Compensation Act by Mr Lynn who had been attached to Castlebar station at the time of the assault on June 23rd, 2001.

The court heard Mr Lynn released a prisoner from holding cells who then went to the day room. Mr Lynn later escorted him to the foyer.

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Woman trapped on bus after Luas collision settles her case

27th June

A woman who was trapped on a bus when a Luas tram collided with it on Dublin’s O’Connell Street has settled her High Court action.

Frances Kelly (76), of Tolka Road, Ballybough, Dublin, was a passenger on the No 16 bus when the crash occurred at the junction of Middle Abbey Street and O’Connell Street on September 16th, 2009 injuring 21 people. Ms Kelly was trapped on the bus for about 30 minutes, and suffered multiple crush injuries, including fractures to her knee, wrist and nose.

Ms Kelly had sued Veolia Transport Ireland Ltd, operators of the Luas service, who had denied her claims, including claims of negligence and breach of duty.

When the case was called before Ms Justice Mary Irvine yesterday she was told the matter had been settled and could be struck out. It is understood Ms Kelly is to … Read More »