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# Damages

Last month
November 2023
Court awards HSE care assistant almost €400,000 after ladder fall at Maternity hospital
Justice Marguerite Bolger said Corless continues to suffer “severe and debilitating back pain” rendering her unable to work.
This year
Man awarded €30k from wheelchair assistance company after fall at Dublin Airport bus stop
The former college principal was returning from a visit to Fatima Shrine in Portugal when his wheelchair assistant left him to board the bus alone.
Last year
Court rules that French celebrity Dany Boon entitled to €4.87m damages from fraud case
Boon won damages from a French national claiming to be ‘an Irish lord from an ancient family’.
All time
Soldier sues Defence Minister after being injured in training exercise five years ago
The soldier, who was 19 at the time of the incident, is sueing for €60,000 in damages
Legal action launched against Antrim funfair over collapse of ride
The claimants say they suffered serious physical and psychological injuries as a result of the incident.
Eight men sue Man City over Bennell abuse
The former football coach is currently serving a 30-year jail term for multiple offences.
Postal worker whose family was subject of attempted tiger kidnapping brings damages against An Post
Three masked raiders bearing firearms tied up Susan Byrne and her husband in October 2011, the court heard.
Landmark EU court ruling finds airline liable for hot coffee spilled on passenger
In 2015, a six-year-old girl flying from Palma de Mallorca to Vienna was badly scalded when her father’s coffee fell into her lap.
Boxer Adrien Broner ordered to pay almost $830,000 to sexual assault victim
The former four-weight world champion must pay punitive damages, compensation and legal fees following the civil lawsuit.
Commission outlines options to cap the amount of damages awarded in personal injury claims
Soft tissue, or whiplash claims, are the most common claims made in Ireland.
Man seeks damages from Department of Social Protection after his data was given to private investigator
49-year-old Daniel Lannon is seeking damages for what he claims was a breach of his privacy.
Uruguay team could face legal action after alleged bear-tearing ruckus in Japanese bar
A nightclub claims the South American squad caused over $30,000 worth of damage.
Young boy awarded €11k after hot liquid spilled on him during Aer Lingus flight
The boy was on an Aer Lingus flight from Gran Canaria to Dublin when the incident happened.
Boy (14) awarded €18k after saw fell on his foot during woodwork class at school
The teenager fractured his foot in the incident.
13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth
Arron O’Keeffe’s family said that this wasn’t “a lottery win” for him, and that the money will go towards caring for their son.
US judge slashes damages in Roundup weedkiller cancer case from €66 million to €17 million
The judge said that while Monsanto’s conduct was “reprehensible”, it didn’t justify the damages awarded.
Woman (80) awarded €67k after overhead luggage fell on her on Ryanair plane
The bag had struck the woman on her face, neck and shoulder.
Couple who claimed Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer awarded $2 billion in damages
A jury in California ordered the payout in what the couple’s legal team called a “historic” damages award.
Ex-pro boxer Jim Rock loses car crash damages claim against ex-justice minister Alan Shatter
Rock sued Shatter at Dublin District Court for €1,800 after the accident on 2 December 2015.
'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife
Philomena Canning, who is suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, is seeking damages from the HSE.
Girl (6) who suffered 'nasty' laceration to knee while practising gymnastics awarded €30k
The schoolgirl had been working on a trampoline when the accident happened in May 2017.
Telegraph pays Melania Trump 'substantial damages' and issues apology over false report
The newspaper apologised after publishing an article it says contains many false statements.
Garda slashed with razor blade while on flight with deportee awarded €25,000
Detective Garda Eamon Moran was escorting the Nigerian national on a plane to Lagos when the incident happened.
Family of 'severely scalded' 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home
A hot water bottle was placed next to Olive Sheeran’s feet and burst shortly afterwards, severely scalding her, a court has heard.
'Don't call me love': Judge reprimands claimant over his language
The case was later struck out.
Families of two men shot dead on Bloody Sunday awarded £700k
Families of the victims have been bringing cases against the Ministry of Defence over the events of 30 January 1972.
Poll: Should personal injury payouts be lowered?
Ireland’s personal injury payouts are a “stark multiple” of those in other countries, a report has said.
Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million
Justice Bernard Barton had earlier awarded the 44-year-old €175,000 general damages.
Air hostess awarded €30k damages against Ryanair after falling down plane stairs
The court heard that she had struck her head and had been knocked unconscious for a brief period.
€25k award for bus passenger who was injured after driver braked to avoid hitting man
The court heard that the woman had been thrown forward, injuring her face, neck, shoulders and arm.
Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages
The incident happened in a store in Lucan, Dublin on 31 October 2014.
Eight-month-old awarded €27.5k after pulling boiling water on herself at Chinese restaurant
The court heard the water was placed in front of her, and before her parents could react she had spilled it.
Irish Rail ordered to pay €16,000 for false imprisonment of passenger
The payment was in relation to an incident that took place at Pearse Station in 2013.
A law graduate scalded on a Ryanair flight has been awarded €10,000
The UCD student was awarded the damages two hours before his graduation.
A Mayo woman who lost €400k on Dubai and Portugal properties is suing her financial advisor
Ellen O’Mahony made the investments from the proceeds of the sale of her late husband’s pub.
Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test
Roselyne Bachelot made the accusations on French television last year.
Pregnant woman sacked by Wrights of Howth restaurant receives €15k compensation
Dorota Murat was fired five weeks after informing bosses she was pregnant.
Man sues HSE after wife dies day after being discharged from hospital following overdose
Angelo Cloonan is seeking a damages claim from the HSE.
Companies allegedly transferred hazardous waste to north Dublin landfill after describing it as safe
An action for damages against the three companies has been launched by Murphy Environmental Hollywood and Integrated Materials Solutions Partnership.
Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors
Solicitors McCann FitzGerald had represented Monica Leech in three libel actions against the media group dating from 2005.