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# state claims agency

This year
Opinion: The state’s failure of vulnerable children is unfortunately nothing new
Seána Glennon says the state must refocus its approach to the protection of vulnerable children and adults in this country after years of failures.
All time
30 cases taken against the State over Covid-19 deaths in care settings
The number of cases was released in response to a query from Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín.
'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.
Personal injury claims have cost the State €2 billion this decade
The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath via parliamentary question.
Foster carers finally given insurance cover by the State following three-year long battle
Some of the 4,500 foster carers in Ireland said the lack of cover had left them exposed
'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case
The State Claims Agency said its appeal will not relate to the decision on the award of damages.
Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process
“I note that the interview panel described the respondent as ‘eager to work and learn’. But learn at whose expense?” the judge said.
Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year
There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.
Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy
Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.
'Cynical and self-serving': Morrissey family slams State Claims Agency for mediation media statement
Ruth and Paul Morrissey have taken High Court action over her incorrectly read smear tests.
There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims
A report said that one of the main problems with fraudulent injury claims is that it can be viewed as a “victimless crime”.
Assaults on prison staff cost the state around €26 million over seven years
It found that 3% of prison staff (93 people) were directly assaulted by prisoners in 2015.
Expectant mothers experienced 75 'extreme' incidents in Irish hospitals last year
The State Claims Agency said Ireland’s national incident rates are “not dissimilar to international figures”.
State Claims Agency doubles its remits to save €4 million
It now covers bodies such as the Criminal Assets Bureau, Nama, and the Labour Court.
Compensation claims against the HSE rocket to €85 million in one year
Claims for personal injury and third party property damage increased by 55 per cent.
HSE sorry for letter to narcolepsy sufferers, says supports will not be withdrawn
The HSE said it intends to set aside a letter sent to sufferers to inform them that supports would be withheld on the advice of the State Claims Agency.
Claims agency has over €1 billion in outstanding liabilities
The State Claims Agency spent €160,000 checking up on suspected fraudulent claims last year.
More than €45m paid out to patients injured in HSE hospitals
Figures from the State Claims Agency show that a total of €45.8 million was paid out last year.
24 staff at State's debt management agency have company cars
In addition, at least one of two company cars used by employees on work-related travel was bought after the State guarantee of the banks in 2008.
Over 85,000 'adverse events' recorded by HSE in 2011
The numbers include almost 10,000 incidents of violence, harassment, aggression and abuse.
TD welcomes barrister fees cut
Seán Crowe said money paid to the legal profession by the board that compensated survivors of residential abuse was one of the worst examples of a “flawed system”.