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Last month
September 2023
Met Police confirm report of alleged sex assault against Russell Brand
The 48-year-old comedian and actor has been accused of rape, assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013.
This year
Uefa's Man City probe ruled £30m from owners disguised as sponsor money – report
The 2020 report by the adjudicatory committee of Uefa’a Club Financial Control Body has come to light in a film released on YouTube on Thursday.
HSE apologies: Advocates call for 'change of culture' to stop long court battles for families
Solicitors said the HSE’s actions on numerous medical negligence cases harm the ‘healing process’ for families.
Medical negligence solicitors claim that the HSE's strategy on cases remains "deny and defend".
One solicitor summarised the approach as "you deal with it when you have to deal with it".
The HSE says its open disclosure policy reflects the primacy of the rights of patients.
Government to establish group to examine the rising cost of health-related legal claims
The Working Group aims to reduce the rising cost of clinical negligence claims in the health system.
Last year
Donald Trump knew vote fraud claims in legal documents were false, says judge
US District Court Judge David Carter issued an 18-page opinion.
Close to €50 million paid out by DCC for claims from trips and falls since 2017
Almost €5.7 million has been paid out so far this year by DCC.
No proof of Cleveland Browns 'tanking' claims
Former coach Hue Jackson suggested that the team were offered incentives to lose during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Xavi responds after Barcelona star Dembele's angry social media riposte
The winger’s contract expires in the summer when he will be able to leave the club for free.
All time
Marcus Rashford defends charity partnerships over profit claims
The Manchester United and England forward said that British political magazine The Spectator was set to run a story suggesting he has ‘benefited commercially’ from his work.
Two-time Olympic medallist hits out at 'misogynistic perverts' and pulls out of Tokyo trials
Swimmer Maddie Groves made the shock revelation ahead of the Aussie trials starting in Adelaide on Saturday.
Children's hospital contractor seeking extra claims totalling more than €300 million
Six of the claims are more than €40 million, the committee was told.
PSG defender handed six-match ban while Neymar suspended for punch as racism investigation opens
It is alleged that Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez used racial slurs, while Angel Di Maria has been accused of spitting.
Decision due soon on extending Covid-19 unemployment payment, says minister
As people return back to work, the minister said he will look at the data on the number of claims.
Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading
A message claiming to be from a friend’s uncle who works in a hospital in China has been circulating lately.
Barca deny hiring company to criticise Messi and other players on social media
The Blaugrana have released a statement responding to claims they paid for dozens of accounts to be set up on Facebook and Twitter.
Finance Committee to investigate 'rip-off' dual pricing by insurance industry
Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said companies are punishing loyal customers when they renew their policies.
Boris Johnson ordered to attend court over claim he knowingly lied during Brexit campaigning
The case relates to the claim that £350 million would be sent to the NHS instead if Britain voted to leave.
Peter Beardsley leaves Newcastle coaching role after bullying and racism allegations
The former Magpies striker had denied the claims and took ‘a period of leave’ from his position as U23s coach.
Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme
The School Transport Scheme transports children who reside in remote areas of the country to and from their nearest school.
Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teen
It was reported that Argento, had paid actor and rock musician Jimmy Bennett $380,000 over the alleged 2013 incident at a Los Angeles hotel.
Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law
When one or both parties refuse taking medicals, it can result in claimants taking their case to the courts.
HSE denies it is 'discriminating against disabled people in Clondalkin'
A local councillor made the claim.
Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims
In an interview to the Associated Press, Grigory Rodchenkov’s lawyer said his client had information that could be of interest.
Judge says that man who had 'passing familiarity with the truth' was part of orchestrated fraud for €240,000 claims
Insurance firm Zurich was awarded costs, likely to run to €20,000 in each case, against all four plaintiffs.
US mother claims that police are investigating whether Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her son
The family lawyer also told reporters that his client had spoken to Nantucket police, who were investigating.
Theresa May's deputy denies that porn was found on his computer
Damian Green says the claim amounts to “unscrupulous character assassination”.
House of Commons speaker condemns 'disturbing' allegations of culture of sexual harassment at Westminster
Theresa May has ordered an investigation into the behaviour of one minister.
38 women accuse Hollywood writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment
Toback has denied all the allegations.
'I waited 46 years and I'm telling the truth' witness tells Dr Michael Shine trial
Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85) denies eight charges of indecently assaulting teenage boys at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital over a 27-year period.
Harvey Weinstein on 'indefinite leave' as film company investigates sexual harassment claims
A New York Times exposé chronicled allegations said to have taken place over the course of decades.
'We're really cracking down on this': Motor insurance body in favour of tougher powers for prosecuting fraudsters
The Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland says that one in eight of the claims it processes are ‘suspicious’.
Dropped England striker Eni Aluko accuses manager of making 'racist' Ebola remark
The Nigerian-born footballer has spoken publicly for the first time since it was revealed she was paid ‘hush money’ by the FA.
'We've seen people diving on the floor' - Brokers want a register of insurance claimants
Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of the CFM Group says that the idea “needs to happen” as it harms businesses.
Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'
A Department of Social Protection official has said “it is not possible to give an accurate date” for the process of backlogged maternity claims.
Jane Fonda reveals she was raped and sexually abused as a child
The 79-year-old actress did not reveal who was responsible for the abuse.
Uber executive leaves after claims he failed to disclose sex harassment allegation
The exec has denied he is guilty of any such behaviour.
Compensation culture: 'We can’t apply health and safety standards to the great outdoors'
If the Wicklow Way compensation case was successful it would have set a disastrous precedent, writes Andrew Doyle.
High Court overturns €40,000 damages payout to woman who fell on Wicklow Way
The judge said the woman was genuine, but had been negligent when she fell.
Experts are disputing a documentary which says a fire was partly to blame for the Titanic sinking
The documentary has argued that long-hidden photographs showed fire damage on the Titanic’s hull.
Car crash compensation claim thrown out as judge says evidence was "unbelievable"
The judge also said he found the man to be “guarded and defensive”.