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Garda awarded damages of €195,000 for devastating injury sustained in the course of his duty

By: The journal
Posted on: Mar-23-2018
Filed under: Personal Injury
A Garda and former captain of the Tipperary County Hurling team has been awarded €195,000 damages in the High Court in part compensation for what was described as devastating injuries he suffered when kicked in the back after making an arrest.
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Court of Appeal reduces damages paid for defamation to solicitor

By: chadmin
Posted on: Jun-22-2017
Filed under: Litigation
The Court of Appeal on the 4th of May 2017 gave judgment in a case concerning defamation by TV3 of a solicitor, Mr David Christie.  In the High Court Ms Justice O’Malley had awarded damages to Mr Christie in the sum of €140,000. 
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Succession Act rights and second marriages

By: chadmin
Posted on: Jun-22-2017
Under the Succession Act 1965, a surviving spouse has a legal right share regardless of the contents of a will.  A spouse has a legal right share of one half of her deceased spouse's estate where there are no children.  Where there are children, this legal right share amounts to one third.  In the event of a spouse dying without a will which is known as intestate, the surviving spouse is entitled to inherit everything where there are no children.  Where there are children, the surviving spouse is entitled to two thirds of the estate and the children are entitled to one third which is divided equally between the deceased's children.
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High Court ruling to assist mortgage holders secure bank debt write offs

By: Irish Times 23rd May 2017
Posted on: May-29-2017
Filed under: Property Sales
A recent significant High Court judgment may affect banks’ capability to split mortgages and park debt and insolvent homeowners will have a greater chance of being able to secure the write-off of unaffordable mortgage debts following this High Court judgment.
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Pensioner awarded damages after sunroof blown off car

By: chadmin
Posted on: May-25-2017
Filed under: Litigation
A 72-year-old woman, who injured her back after the sunroof of her daughter’s car blew away as the vehicle drove along the M1, has been awarded €25,000 damages against car supplier Denis Mahony Ltd.
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Dunnes Stores Worker awarded damages in trip and fall over checkout cable in Dunnes Stores

By: chadmin
Posted on: Apr-27-2017
Filed under: Personal Injury
A Dunnes Stores worker who sued the firm after hurting her knee when she tripped over a cable at a checkout has been awarded €94,000 by the High Court.
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The Tax Implications of a Parent gifting a house to a child in simple terms

By: Dominic Coyle, Irish Times
Posted on: Apr-11-2017
A question was posed recently in the Irish Times as follows:-
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Woman settled claim as a result of fall from ladder in retail store

By: chadmin
Posted on: Mar-14-2017
Filed under: Litigation
A sales assistant, who fell from a ladder in a Dorothy Perkins store in Dublin, has settled a €60,000 personal injuries claim against her employer for an undisclosed sum.
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EU rules that companies can ban wearing headscarf and it's not direct discrimination

By: chadmin
Posted on: Mar-14-2017
Filed under: Employment law
In a major EU Court ruling, today, the 14th of March 2017, the court said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign.
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Man wins damages for defamation whilst a passenger of Dublin Bus

By: chadmin
Posted on: Mar-14-2017
Filed under: Litigation
A London head chef, who claimed that Dublin Bus turned his family holiday in Ireland into a nightmare, after accusing them of not paying a correct fare, has been awarded damages in the Circuit Civil Court.
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