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State could face landslide of legal actions from penalty points blunder

The State could be facing a landslide of legal actions from motorists who have incurred losses due to the penalty points blunder, according to a north Dublin solicitor. It was revealed this week that 14,700 people were wrongly prosecuted without a fixed notice penalty being issued. Gardaí have now pledged to appeal those convictions to the circuit court to remove any penalties that were imposed. “The quashing of penalty points …Read More

Aer Lingus fined €250k over death of Dublin Airport driver

Aer Lingus has been fined €250,000 for breaches of health and safety law in connection with the death of a driver at Dublin Airport over two years ago. John Murray, 55, from Skerries, Co Dublin, fell from a loading bay platform at a cargo warehouse at Dublin Airport and suffered fatal head injuries on 5 November 2014. The court was told a study carried out seven years previously had identified …Read More

Medical Negligence Case: Widow awarded €60k in action against hospital consultant

A Completed Medical Negligence Case by Dermot McNamara Medical Negligence Solicitors, Dublin, Ireland. A hospital consultant has apologised to the family of a 53-year-old man who died from lung cancer in 2011 after a failure to carry out procedures and tests which would have led to an earlier diagnosis. The High Court action was brought by Rosarii Molloy Curran arising out of the death of her husband John Curran from …Read More

Medical Negligence Case: Woman who died from sepsis ‘had all to live for’

via @Irish Examiner A Completed Medical Negligence Case by Dermot McNamara Medical Negligence Solicitors, Dublin, Ireland. A Medical Negligence case in which a woman who died from sepsis after developing an “extremely rare” infection “had everything to live for” after losing eight stone for an operation, her daughter has said. Melissa Barry was speaking after the Dublin coroner returned a verdict of medical misadventure at the inquest into the death …Read More

The BMW timing chain fault that could cost motorists €6k to fix

BMW has admitted that hundreds of its vehicles may need to be checked for a potentially “catastrophic” design fault. The German car-maker is facing legal threats over its refusal to carry out the repairs for free, estimated at around €6,000 per vehicle. In a statement to the Irish Independent, the company has admitted a design fault with chain tensioners – and potentially timing chains – in its N47 engines installed …Read More

SPECIAL REPORT: We need new laws to help victims of ‘revenge porn’

Posting pornographic images of an individual online without their consent is a growing form of abuse for which there is no criminal sanction in Ireland. Joyce Fegan from the Irish Examiner talks to victims and experts.   APPROXIMATELY 70% of people living in Ireland own a smartphone and a further 80% are active on social media. Put the two together, and at the swipe of a thumb, we can date, communicate, and connect with each …Read More

Revenge porn nightmare: ‘I felt I was completely violated’

Revenge porn nightmare: ‘I felt I was completely violated’ No Irish law can protect a woman whose ex posted private photos of her on a porn site. One night last February, out of the blue, Jane* got a call from one of her oldest male friends inviting her for dinner. She was delighted – a chance to catch up, exchange the latest gossip and find out how all the old …Read More

Widow awarded €60k in action against hospital consultant

Widow awarded €60k in action against hospital consultant A hospital consultant has apologised to the family of a 53-year-old man who died from lung cancer in 2011 after a failure to carry out procedures and tests which would have led to an earlier diagnosis. The High Court action was brought by Rosarii Molloy Curran arising out of the death of her husband John Curran from lung cancer in April 2011. …Read More

Talc powder and ovarian cancer: What you need to know

Talc powder and ovarian cancer: What you need to know Women in the United States are suing the manufacturers of talcum powder, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), claiming the company is responsible for giving women ovarian cancer. Over many decades, women applied talc-based powders to keep the groin area cool, comfortable and hygienic. Although there is some conflicting research, most published medical studies indicate that talc-based powders, when used by women …Read More

Dublin Airport Authority failures cost driver his life

DAA failures cost driver his life A driver who fell off a loading bay at an Aer Lingus warehouse lay there for almost 30 minutes before he was found. John Murray from St Patrick’s Close, Skerries, Co Dublin, fell off a one-metre high loading bay on November 10, 2014. Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) worker Anthony Lynch saw a body lying on the ground as he drove into warehouse area and …Read More