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A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k
The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.
# nigel carey
Judge praises Limerick hurler awarded €31k after garda car was rammed for not exaggerating injuries
The incident happened in October 2010.
# compensation
'It's been two months, it's just not on': Customers say Ryanair still owes money after cancellations
Ryanair customers told that, despite numerous contacts with customer services, they have not yet received compensation.
# compensation
After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m
KBC estimates up to 1,661 of its customers may have been impacted.
# Crabby Jo's
Pregnant woman sacked by Wrights of Howth restaurant receives €15k compensation
Dorota Murat was fired five weeks after informing bosses she was pregnant.
# Government
'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview
The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.
# line of duty
Garda who suffered internal injuries during violent arrest awarded €36k in compensation
Garda Nicola Gorman was kicked and punched in the ribs, chest and lower back by a man who was resisting arrest.
# Courts
Child who allegedly developed acute bronchitis from damp and mould at former home awarded €20,000 damages
The court heard that Dawid Szafirowski, now aged six, had three times been referred to accident and emergency units and twice detained for treatment of his illness.
# compensation
Tracker mortgage victim speaks of 'constant harassment' from bank for arrears
Both David Greaves and his wife were diagnosed with cancer in the time it took for them to get back their money and €9,000 in compensation.
# compensation
Tracker scandal: Repayments by Christmas as Donohoe bemoans 'cultural issue' with banks
The CEOs of Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB and KBC held talks with the Minister for Finance today.
# Overcharging
23 people lost their homes because of the tracker mortgage scandal
Financial institutions have paid out €163 million to affected customers to date.
# Payback
140 Ryanair pilots have left for a competitor in the last year
Ryanair plans to cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks.
# compensation
Passengers urged to check if Ryanair owes them compensation for cancelling flights
Hundreds of flights are going to be cancelled.
# Overcharging
'Living in financial limbo': Victims of tracker mortgage scandal still waiting for answers from banks
Thousands of customers were denied tracker rates and charged a higher rate of interest than they should have been paying.
# Workplace Relations
Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy
The Workplace Relations Commission found that the barber discriminated against 13-year-old wheelchair-user Thomas Bermingham on grounds of disability.
# hay now hay now
Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building
Some farmers are talking about taking their kids out of college due to the bad harvest.
# Ennis
Garda and former Galway hurler awarded €30,000 after being injured by getaway car
A car ran over Kevin Hooban’s leg as he and a colleague attempted to stop it.
# CanTeen
Woman awarded €4k in unfair dismissal case after taking 'old and smelly basket' from work
She said she took the basket from a rubbish dump at work without permission and brought it home to hold flowers.
# compensation
Victim of tracker mortgage scandal: 'If I was six months in arrears they'd be ringing me every day'
The Bank of Ireland customer was first told she was affected in December last year – but has received no additional information since then.
# Tribunal
Woman who worked '15-hour days, 7 days a week and wasn't allowed leave house' awarded €67k
Sultana Anwar alleged that she worked for the Nazirs in this manner for over two years.
# Settlement
Survivors and families of Berkeley victims agree compensation with construction firms
The family of Ashley Donohoe, who died in the balcony collapse, released a statement through their lawyer today.
# compensation
Real estate agent ordered to pay €3,000 after telling single mother apartment was for couples
The real estate agent had told the woman the landlords were looking for a couple.
# paying the price
Tesco to fork out €247 million over accounting scandal
Tesco has reached a deal that will see the company avoid prosecution.
# compensation
Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab
The Everton and Ireland defender is set for a long spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg against Wales.
# Central Bank
Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates
A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.
# compensation
Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000
The woman was told “business is business, enjoy your maternity” when she was sacked.
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.
# Courts
Retired garda given €90k in damages after being attacked on duty
One of the assailants had shouted “I know where you live. We’ll burn you out.”
# claims
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”.
# compensation
Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women
The implants were found to contain substandard silicone gel.
# Car Chase
Former garda forced to retire because of psychological injuries awarded €162,000
John Sutherland was involved in a head-on collision when chasing two youths who had robbed firearms from a house in Co Waterford.
# Settlement
Boy who cut his knee after tripping over 'vandalised' water meter awarded €12,500
Finn Wallace was playing outside his aunt’s house when his foot was caught in an uncovered and broken water meter.
# Whiplash
Garda awarded €25,000 after being rammed by man he previously saved from machete attack
Detective Garda Clifford Singleton sustained long term neck injuries as a result.
# taking us for a ride
Prime Time exposé to show how insurance fraudsters stage bogus crashes
Ireland is also a popular target for ‘fraud tourism’ due to high compensation payouts.
# Deportation
Garda who dislocated shoulder at Dublin Airport awarded €93,000
Garda Donal Donnellan dislocated his right shoulder twice while dealing with people who had entered the country illegally.
# Waterford
Garda gets €250k damages after being forced to retire early due to 'vicious' pub assault
Gerard Walsh said he thought he would die in the attack, which happened in 1992.
# Skin Deep
'I went from having a facial to having permanent skin damage': Woman awarded €37,500 after suing salon
Margaret McLaughlin decided to treat herself to a facial at Revive salon on the Milltown Road in Dublin.
# compensation
Government offers €30,000 to woman forced to travel abroad for abortion
Amanda Mellet was told the child she was carrying would die in the womb or shortly after birth.
# wicklow way
Parks service appeals €40,000 payout for woman who fell while hillwalking
Teresa Wall said her foot had snagged in a hole in one of the old railway sleepers that made up the boardwalk.
# compensation
State apology: 399 women given up to €150,000 each for symphysiotomy procedures
However Marie O’Connor, spokesperson for a symphysiotomy group, described the grants as “an official whitewash”.