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# Payout

This year
Twitter paid out €12.7 million to redundant Dublin employees since Musk purchase
Musk acquired Twitter last October and within weeks, Twitter confirmed that 140 employees at the Dublin base were being made redundant.
Last year
Judge wants progress made on how much insurer must pay to pubs hit by pandemic closure
A policy sold by FBD covered losses pubs sustained by having to close due to the pandemic.
Activist deceived into relationship with undercover London police officer awarded £230,000 (€275k)
The Metropolitan Police and the National Police Chiefs Council have been ordered to pay compensation to Kate Wilson.
All time
Kevin Spacey to pay €27.5 million after losing arbitration case with makers of House of Cards
Spacey has been accused of sexual harassment.
Facebook to pay €12 million after accusations it favoured immigrants for jobs in the US
The firm, in a statement, said it “strongly” believed it was meeting the federal government’s standards.
Ireland defender Richard Keogh awarded €2.67 million after Derby found to be in breach of contract
The 34-year-old made over 300 appearances for The Rams between 2012 and 2019.
Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout
A lawyer who represents some of the women described the payment as “a complete sellout”.
School ordered to pay €3,500 over refusal to take TY student on school trip over severe nut allergy
The school felt that the student needed supervision that could not be provided by the two staff members.
Stormy Daniels wins $450,000 payout over 2018 strip-club arrest
Daniels was arrested on sexual misdemeanor charges which were quickly dropped.
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay over $570 million in landmark opioid trial
A US judged ordered the healthcare giant to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis.
Boy (7) awarded €20,000 after walking into bollard at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
The boy had been left with an almost inch long scar which, fortunately remained partly hidden by his eyebrow.
Catholic Church, GAA and priests set to benefit in €2.67m windfall from Clare FM sell-off
The price was revealed after it emerged that Radio Kerry is offering €7.50 per share.
Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi
The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.
Sister awarded €32,000 after being unfairly sacked from her own family's jewellery company
The woman had refused to operate the till at the business as she did not want to be party to ‘fraudulent activities the directors (her siblings) may have been conducting’.
Dublin City Council ordered to pay €25k to breast cancer survivor who wasn't allowed work from home
The woman’s medical adviser stated that a working home arrangement would serve to alleviate the symptoms of fatigue.
John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign
During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.
State pays €30,000 to woman denied abortion in Ireland
The government has also offered her access to counselling services.
Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive?
Kenny is in line to receive a retirement lump sum of €378,000 in addition to annual payments of €126,000.
Fox News settles sexual assault complaint for $2.5 million
The executive was accused of trying to force the lawyer to perform a sex act on him.
Woman to appeal case of stepson awarded a share of €3.3 million lotto win
Mary Walsh’s lawyers argued that she was not obliged to say where the lotto had gone.
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.
Teen who wasn't allowed use the toilet in school gets $1.25 million payout
The 14-year-old peed in a bucket instead.
Christine Lagarde found guilty by French court over payout - but will not face a sentence
The IMF head was found guilty for failing to challenge a €404 million compensation payout to a business tycoon.
Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for forcing Windows 10 update
The update caused her work PC to slow down and crash regularly.
IRFU hedging their bets on potential World Cup win bonuses
‘The further you’re to travel in the tournament, the greater the proportion.’
Hopefully Lance has $10 million lying around because that's what his lies have just cost him
The disgraced cyclist has to pay back bonuses given to him during his career.
Sacked Ferrari boss gets €27 million severance package
Now he can actually afford a few of those cars.
Facebook to pay out for using personal data in adverts
The social network must pay $20 million after an estimated 614,000 Facebook users had their personal details appear in ads on the site.
Frank Fahey receives large sum and apology in libel action against Associated Newspapers
The former minister took the action over newspaper articles written in 2006, 2007 and 2010, which he said libelled him.
€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme
Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, can reveal.
Betfair to compensate some customers for Leopardstown fiasco
The exchange says it will make payments to some customers affected by its decision to void in-running bets on the Christmas Hurdle.
Ten departing health board execs given €4m in severance
The ten individuals were given an average payout of €405,000 each when they left as the Health Board became the HSE in 2005, according to the Medical Independent.
Priest's sex victim awarded highest-ever clerical abuse payout of $30m
Parish in which abuse happened is held liable for part of the award as victim argues other priests knew what was going on.