Healy O'Connor

Goalpost that Struck Boy has been awarded €60,000

    A young boy who claimed he was struck by an unsecured falling goalpost has been awarded €60,000. The incident happened six years ago at a birthday party, in a Dublin complex. Mr Justice Garrett Simons said that the boy was lucky to make a full recovery, from what could have been life-changing. The […]

Woman Awarded €16,400 in Fall from Defective Chair in Supermacs

    Defective chair caused woman to injure her abdomen, back and buttock when she fell and hit the ground. She won despite the CCTV footage showing she did not impact the ground during the incident. Ms. Dudgeon was awarded €16,400 in damages at Galway Circuit Court after a contested civil action. She says she […]

Property Price Inflation Reduces for the First Time in Nearly Two Years

  Property prices has slowed for the first time in almost two years. According to the latest residential property price index, prices rose by 14.2% over the year to April, down from the rate of 15.1% in March. In Dublin, residential prices saw an increase of 11.5 per cent, down from 12.7 per cent in […]

Woman who sued Hospital over her Birth Settles for €850,000

  A woman with cerebral palsy who sued over the circumstances of her birth has settled a High Court action for €850,000. The settlement against the HSE is without an admission of liability. Approving the settlement, the Judge noted the exceptional care Paula’s family had given her throughout her life. “They have made an excellent […]

Cyclist Hit by Van Door Awarded €30,000 in Damages

A cyclist was catapulted from his bicycle when a van driver suddenly opened the door of his vehicle. He has been awarded €30,000 in damages in the Circuit Court for his injuries. He had been cycling along the roadway when the driver’s door of van had been suddenly opened in his path. The cyclist said […]

Baby who Suffered Burns in Hospital is awarded €70,000

  A newborn baby suffered burns and blisters while at Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2020. The High Court has approved a €70,000 settlement in the case. The baby, Ren Cotter was about to undergo a heel prick test and was burned by a glove filled with warm water to stimulate blood flow. Barrister Doireann […]

Girl Awarded €26,500 after Falling off Chair in TK Maxx

  The High Court has approved a €26,500 settlement over an accident in a clothing store involving a five-year-old girl. The girl, now aged 17, suffered a cut to her forehead and nose when she climbed onto the chair in TK Maxx and it fell. “It seems this is a case that would have failed […]

Lidl Manager Unfairly Dismissed for Buying Goods at a Discount

Lidl unfairly dismissed a manager after he purchased €7.20 worth of baked goods at a knock-down discount of 40c. The WRC adjudicator found that Arkadiusz Grzyb was unfairly dismissed. It was ordered that Lidl must  pay Mr Grzyb €21,211 in compensation. In her findings, she found the sanction of dismissal of Mr Grzyb for the […]