Tag: legal costs
Garda awarded €90,000 over vicious assault at racecourse
Two race-goers headbutted, punched and then kicked a garda in the back as she lay on the ground at the entrance to the Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare, a judge heard yesterday.
Garda Sgt Alma Molloy, formerly of Ramsgrange, New Ross, Co Wexford, and now stationed in Kilkenny city, was awarded nearly €90,000 damages by Ms Justice Mary Irvine in a High Court Garda Compensation hearing nearly 10 years after the incident.
She is now aged 36, Barrister Colm P Condon, SC, for Sgt Molloy, told the court she had been called to help colleagues restrain a man and a woman who were behaving in a hostile and aggressive manner and who also appeared to be drunk.
Ms Justice Irvine said Sgt Molloy still experienced chronic discomfort in her neck and lower back, had given up running and had not gone back to playing … Read More »
Boy (7) awarded €17,700 damages
A boy, who suffered an injury to his lip in a creche when he was three years old has been awarded €17,700 damages in the Circuit Civil Court in respect of a Personal Injury Claim.
Bernard Rogan, counsel for Luke Hyland, Russell View, Tallaght, now aged seven, said the boy had run into the back of a chair on December 19th, 2008.
The judge heard that Mr Rogan, at an earlier hearing, had convinced the court not to approve a lower assessment of the injuries board.
Mr Rogan said he had since negotiated an improved offer of €17,700 together with full legal costs and a further €1,137 towards fees and expenses.
The boy had made a full recovery apart from a mildly noticeable permanent mark on his lip.
A Co Meath man has awarded €85,000 compensation for unfair dismissal in September 2009 as manager of The George pub and nightclub in Dublin.
Mark Keogan, Kells Road, Navan, Co Meath, had sued Vikram Ltd, which trades as Capital Bars, owner of The George and two other Dublin bar clubs, Café en Seine and Howl at the Moon, all of which are in receivership.
Francis Drumm, for Mr Keogan, told the Circuit Civil Court that the Employment Appeals Tribunal had decided Mr Keogan had been unfairly dismissed and directed that he be reinstated in his job as manager of the George’s Street venue.
Tom Mallon, for Vikram Ltd and the receiver, told Circuit Court president Mr Justice Matthew Deery that the receiver was appealing the tribunal’s decision. The company was wholly insolvent and in receivership since November 2009.
Mr Justice Deery said Mr Keogan … Read More »