State lost €31m by overpaying in five property deals

More than €31 million of taxpayers’ money was overpaid by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in five property deals over a four-year period, an internal report has found. Completed last year by two surveyors working for the OPW, the report has since been sent by OPW management to the Comptroller and Auditor General and has recently [...]

By |2018-11-06T12:30:57+00:00November 6th, 2018|Buying, House Prices, House Purchase, House Sales, Inquest, News, Property|

Pret A Manger was warned over allergy alerts year before girl’s death, inquest told

Pret A Manger did not label “artisan” baguettes as containing sesame seeds despite six allergic reaction cases in the year before a teenager’s death, an inquest has heard. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, suffered a fatal reaction to a sandwich from the outlet, which she had not realised contained the ingredient, on July 17 2016. An inquest [...]

By |2018-09-25T17:00:34+01:00September 25th, 2018|Compensation, Death, Food Poisoning, Inquest, News, Personal Injuries|

Inquiry hears radiographer mistook knee for elbow

A CORU inquiry has begun into allegations of poor professional performance and professional misconduct by radiographer Kashimbo Musonda. The events relate to two-and-a-half weeks in University Hospital Waterford, from 20 February to 17 March 2017. It is the first public fitness to practise inquiry by CORU, which regulates a range of health and social care [...]

By |2018-09-24T16:00:39+01:00September 24th, 2018|Inquest, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Personal Injuries|

Mystery surrounds death of healthy mother of five during routine hip operation

A mystery surrounds the death of a fit and healthy 70-year-old woman who died on the operating table during a routine hip replacement, an inquest has heard. The mother of five was undergoing hip replacement surgery following a fall while out power-walking with friends on May 9 2016. Madeline Treacy of Griffith Downes, Drumcondra, Dublin [...]

By |2018-09-11T16:30:22+01:00September 11th, 2018|Death, Inquest, Medical Negligence, News|
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