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HSE sued in attempt to get home supports for intellectually disabled child

HSE sued in attempt to get home supports for intellectually disabled child

Minister expects action on personal injury awards ‘early next year’

Minister expects action on personal injury awards ‘early next year’

Garda awarded €18,000 for post-traumatic stress after colleague’s death

Garda awarded €18,000 for post-traumatic stress after colleague’s death

€60k Caesarean Section Injury Compensation Sought by 15-year-old Boy

€60k Caesarean Section Injury Compensation Sought by 15-year-old Boy

Garda Sergeant Awarded €290,000 for Work Knee Injury

Garda Sergeant Awarded €290,000 for Work Knee Injury

Starbucks Injury Compensation Award of €85k Award to Girl (16)

Starbucks Injury Compensation Award of €85k Award to Girl (16)

Girl (7) Awarded €35,000 Creche Abuse Compensation

Girl (7) Awarded €35,000 Creche Abuse Compensation

Magdalene Laundry survivor (80) awarded settlement for unpaid work

Magdalene Laundry survivor (80) awarded settlement for unpaid work

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was ‘discriminated against due to pregnancy’

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was ‘discriminated against due to pregnancy’

Court finds woman who faced 61 charges of neglect and abuse of her two children unfit to be tried

Court finds woman who faced 61 charges of neglect and abuse of her two children unfit to be tried

Cerebral palsy boy (12) gets €10.5m settlement from HSE after suing over birth

Cerebral palsy boy (12) gets €10.5m settlement from HSE after suing over birth

Boy scalded by hot chocolate on Ryanair flight awarded €25,000

Boy scalded by hot chocolate on Ryanair flight awarded €25,000

Judge orders taxi driver’s injury claim that ‘misled solicitors and wasted court time’ be considered for prosecution

Judge orders taxi driver’s injury claim that ‘misled solicitors and wasted court time’ be considered for prosecution

Divorce Referendum explainer: What are the proposed changes, who can vote and what is the current law?

Divorce Referendum explainer: What are the proposed changes, who can vote and what is the current law?

Trinity lecturer wins unfair dismissal case over female circumcision comments

Trinity lecturer wins unfair dismissal case over female circumcision comments

Special rapporteur for child protection says ‘dedicated family court structure’ a priority

Special rapporteur for child protection says ‘dedicated family court structure’ a priority

Bill to cap insurance payouts for personal injury claims passes second stage in Seanad

Bill to cap insurance payouts for personal injury claims passes second stage in Seanad

Woman settles injury claim after falling on ‘defective tile’ as judge slams defence for suggesting fraud

Woman settles injury claim after falling on ‘defective tile’ as judge slams defence for suggesting fraud

Judge supports woman’s fall claim

Judge supports woman’s fall claim

Promised reform in insurance sector is ‘incomplete’ – Insurance Ireland

Promised reform in insurance sector is ‘incomplete’ – Insurance Ireland

Family of Garda Adrian Donohoe awarded €1.3m in personal injury case

Family of Garda Adrian Donohoe awarded €1.3m in personal injury case

Irish couples seeking divorce being forced down punishing route

Irish couples seeking divorce being forced down punishing route

Sisters get china tea set in will as brothers share €3.8m estate

Sisters get china tea set in will as brothers share €3.8m estate

Rights children accrued in 2012 referendum ‘not being vindicated’

Rights children accrued in 2012 referendum ‘not being vindicated’

Irish couples seeking divorce being forced down punishing route

Irish couples seeking divorce being forced down punishing route

Family law courts ‘too adversarial’, says judge

Family law courts ‘too adversarial’, says judge

Van Drive Awarded €116,000 after being rear-ended in traffic

Van Drive Awarded €116,000 after being rear-ended in traffic

€37,500 Hot Chocolate Burn Compensation Awarded to 10 year old girl

€37,500 Hot Chocolate Burn Compensation Awarded to 10 year old girl

Model who claimed she was trapped and abandoned in upturned jeep settles €60k injury claim

Model who claimed she was trapped and abandoned in upturned jeep settles €60k injury claim

Coercive Control: ‘Why did I fall so hard? Why did I make myself so vulnerable to him?

Coercive Control: ‘Why did I fall so hard? Why did I make myself so vulnerable to him?

Man gets €2m after suffering brain damage in clamping row

Man gets €2m after suffering brain damage in clamping row

Drunken broker loses €60k claim for assault by bouncers at work do

Drunken broker loses €60k claim for assault by bouncers at work do

Boy who broke his nose after falling from boulder on road wins over €53,000

Boy who broke his nose after falling from boulder on road wins over €53,000

Ex-garda awarded €160,000 after psychological injuries from crash

Ex-garda awarded €160,000 after psychological injuries from crash

Couple awarded €30,000 for Facebook defamation by neighbour

Couple awarded €30,000 for Facebook defamation by neighbour

‘Nothing as appalling as a liar’: Driver committed perjury – judge

‘Nothing as appalling as a liar’: Driver committed perjury – judge

‘People were forced to live in the same house for years’: Two decades of divorce in Ireland

‘People were forced to live in the same house for years’: Two decades of divorce in Ireland

Interim Settlement of Claim Against Consultant Obstetrician approved in court 

Interim Settlement of Claim Against Consultant Obstetrician approved in court 

Woman who fractured ankle in hotel fall awarded €56,000

Woman who fractured ankle in hotel fall awarded €56,000

‘I knew that if he kicked me in the head one more time, I would die’

‘I knew that if he kicked me in the head one more time, I would die’

Medic guilty of failing to diagnose fatal cancer

Medic guilty of failing to diagnose fatal cancer

Woman who slipped on pigeon poop gets €25,000

Woman who slipped on pigeon poop gets €25,000

Obstetrician made ‘astonishing’ and ‘shocking’ errors on new mums: inquiry

Obstetrician made ‘astonishing’ and ‘shocking’ errors on new mums: inquiry

Schoolgirl (15) who suffered burns after spilling soup on herself loses €60,000 in damages

Schoolgirl (15) who suffered burns after spilling soup on herself loses €60,000 in damages

€15,000 awarded to family of man who died in car driven by drunk brother

€15,000 awarded to family of man who died in car driven by drunk brother

Partner of convicted murderer John Dundon left woman with 23 stitches in glass attack

Partner of convicted murderer John Dundon left woman with 23 stitches in glass attack

Man (41) loses €60k claim against South Dublin County Council after footpath fall

Man (41) loses €60k claim against South Dublin County Council after footpath fall

€12k damages for young siblings with breathing issues in damp flat

€12k damages for young siblings with breathing issues in damp flat

Kylemore Abbey nuns hit with €76k bill for axing hotelier’s brother

Kylemore Abbey nuns hit with €76k bill for axing hotelier’s brother

Dunnes Stores employee hit on head with tray of bread loaves awarded €15k

Dunnes Stores employee hit on head with tray of bread loaves awarded €15k