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# Damages
Court of Appeal finds woman who sued partner's parents after she lost an eye entitled to €200,000
A damages claim had been dismissed by the High Court in 2012.
# Freedom of Expression
Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court
The judgement was given by a chamber of seven judges.
# Damages
Judge says chasing should not be banned in schools after student loses damages claim
The presiding judge said games of chase in schoolyards could not be prohibited.
# wash your mouth out
Dental nurse called 'a f***ing skankhole' by Dublin Bus driver loses 75k damages claim
The bus driver cursed at her for not picking up litter, a court had heard.
# John Murray
Aer Lingus fined €250,000 over death of worker at Dublin Airport
The airline was fined €250,000 for breaching health and safety laws.
# Jervis Shopping Centre
Woman settles personal injuries claim with Dorothy Perkins over ladder fall
The shop denied negligence in the case.
# Court Case
Judge hits out at people who let 'dangerous dogs' roam around off-lead and un-muzzled
The comments were made at a hearing where a young boy was awarded €25,000 in damages after being bitten by a neighbour’s German Shepherd.
# restaurant
Woman who struggles to play ukulele after injuring finger is awarded €18,500
Her finger was pierced by a sharp piece of metal under a chair in a restaurant.
# Courts
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.
# Payout
Facebook ordered to pay $500 million in Oculus Rift theft case
The lawsuit claimed Oculus founder Palmer Luckey developed the virtual reality gear using source code illegally obtained from the gaming firm.
# Damages
Woman awarded over €55,000 after slipping in Ballsbridge hotel
The judge said, “It was an accident waiting to happen”.
# Hepatitis C
Father awarded €110k in damages 22 years after his son died from contaminated blood
The father’s application to the Hepatitis C Tribunal was refused.
# 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.
# Damages
Boy (9) awarded €11,595 after claiming one-kilo dumbbell fell on his head in Dunnes Stores
The court heard the incident happened five years ago when the boy was four years old.
# Damages
Woman who slipped on water while working awarded €47,000
Mr Justice Anthony Barr made the award to Ligia Pop against C Morton & Sons Ltd.
# Damages
Schoolboy hurler awarded €15k after beer keg falls on his foot
The boy was playing at the time.
# mind the gap
Man gets €25,000 damages after falling through the gap at Dart station
The judge ruled that Irish Rail has to warn passengers about the gap.
# joxer dalys
Dublin pub loses case after showing Premier League matches without proper licence
Long Island Bar on Dorset Street was accused of showing two matches without a proper licence.
# highly defamatory
Artist Kevin Sharkey ordered to pay €5,000 damages over tweet claiming Kerryman was 'racist'
Sharkey was not present in court for the proceedings.
# Limerick
"A cowardly and vicious assault" - 3 men avoid jail after attacking man outside nightclub
The men paid €9,000 in compensation to the victim.
# Krystle
Woman wins €15,000 damages after 'vicious assault' by nightclub bouncer
28-year-old Elaine Bennett was attacked by bouncers outside Krystle nightclub in Dublin city centre on New Year’s Eve 2014.
# Circuit Court
Girl who fell out of "faulty" window awarded €46,000 damages
She is thought to have fallen out of the window when she was chasing a ball.
# Damages
Ex-garda who "reluctantly retired" after being assaulted on duty awarded €195,000 in compensation
The ex-garda had been arresting a man for public order offences when he was assaulted.
# cork street
Woman loses €60k damages claim over broken finger and lost nail
The law student was suing a shop in Dublin after her hand got caught in its door.
# Trolley Topple
Mother who put her children in Tesco trolley which toppled loses €60,000 damages claim
The trolley toppled as the woman left Tesco.
# compensation
Garda who feared for life in “frenzied Kung Fu-style attack” awarded €60,000 damages
The garda said he suffered PTSD as a result of the attack.
# compensation
Woman awarded €55,000 damages after slipping on yoghurt in Tesco
The woman suffers ongoing shoulder pain and had to leave her job as a result of the incident.
# Dunnes Stores
Man falsely accused of stealing mop loses €75k defamation claim
He had been upset and concerned that other customers were looking at him.
# Tallaght
Judge dismisses damages claim by teen who fell on broken bottle
The 14-year-old boy’s parents claimed the grass in the common area was knee-high when he fell on the bottle.
# Dublin
Chef awarded €7k after getting electric shock from panini machine
The incident happened at a hotel in 2013.
# Damages
Garda injured while chasing stolen car awarded €36,000 in damages
Garda Brian Hanrahan made headlines when he was shot in the US last year.
# Damages
Man loses €60k injury claim after YouTube video shows him dancing energetically
He had legal costs awarded against him.
# Offer
Boy awarded €20,000 after getting his finger caught in the hinge of a door at creche
The boy’s finger was lacerated in the incident and his nail was also damaged.
# Courts
Man loses €60,000 injury claim after posting about four-hour cycle on Facebook
He had legal costs awarded against him.
# Baldoyle Centre
Irish badminton player ordered to pay €30k for assaulting and defaming woman
Nigel Boyne was told by a judge today to pay the manager of Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Jean Denihan, €30,000 in damages.
# Courts
Wife of Dave Mahon settles damages claim with Irish Water
Audrey Fitzpatrick had lodged a €60,000 claim against Dublin City Council and the water utility after falling into an open shore in May 2014.
# Damages
6-year-old left scarred for life after swimming pool fall awarded €21k
Emma Olteanu had been swimming with her father Marius Olteanu at the Clarion Hotel in Clondalkin, Dublin, when the incident happened.
# Dublin
Schoolgirl who fell on metal bar in playground receives €42k in damages
The 13-year-old girl was scarred for life after the fall.
# Hero
Man who saved elderly woman from burning bus settles damages claim
The settlement figure was not divulged in court.
# Damages
Garda awarded €20,000 after breaking big toe and losing thumbnail wrestling violent prisoner
The garda said the prisoner bit him on the leg and hit him over the head with a torch.