Healy O'Connor

€2.9m Settlement for Tipperary Boy Hurt in Crash

The High Court has approved a €2.9m settlement to a four-year-old Tipperary boy who was left with severe cerebral palsy following a car accident. Ben McHale from North View, Fethard Road, Clonmel was only four months old when his mother lost control of the car she was driving and crashed into a wall on April […]

Nigerian Mother of Irish Child Wins Right to Remain in Republic

A Nigerian mother of an Irish child has won the right to live and work in Ireland after a six-year legal battle with immigration authorities. The Department of Justice wrote to Caroline Hurley this week quashing a deportation order issued against her and giving her leave to remain in Ireland for a period of three […]

Judges end Tradition of Wearing Wigs in Court

A centuries-old tradition, the Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Susan Denham, and most of her senior colleagues will sit in court without their wigs for the first time. The move to discontinue the practice, in place since the 17th century, follows a decision by the Superior Courts Rules Committee, made up of representatives of the judiciary, […]

High Court Decision in Respect of Workplace Injury

In a recent High Court decision of Mr. Justice Cross it was held that both Defendants in a workplace injury claim were jointly and severally liable to pay damages to the Claimant. The individual Employee who suffered an injury brought an action for negligence and breach of statutory duty against two Defendants after suffering a […]