N7 workers who were treated “appallingly” by employers awarded more than €1m

The High Court has awarded more than €1m damages and interest to a group of Portuguese workers who claimed they lived in “terrible conditions” at a “work camp” provided by his former employers when they were building a section of the N7 motorway in 2007 and 2008. The award was made by Justice Carmel Stewart who said [...]

By |2018-12-19T10:09:41+00:00December 19th, 2018|Courts, Health & Safety, High Court, Legal, Personal Injuries|

Family of ‘severely scalded’ 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

THE FAMILY OF a 90-year-old woman who, they claim, died as a result of scald injuries she suffered in a Co Dublin nursing home, have been awarded just over €54,000 damages for their own pain and suffering, loss, funeral and travel expenses arising from the tragic death of their mother and granny. Barrister Frank Crean told Circuit [...]

By |2018-11-14T08:15:52+00:00November 14th, 2018|Courts, Damages, Injury, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Settlement|

Hospital apologises to couple whose baby daughters died for issuing incorrect genetic report

Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, has apologised to a couple for the shortcomings in care provided to them and that an incorrect genetic report was issued to them. The couple sued in the High Court for nervous shock in the case which centred on genetic screening and chromosomal abnormalities involving two of their children. In [...]

By |2018-11-13T17:00:02+00:00November 13th, 2018|Compensation, Hospital, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Settlement|

Ben Affleck reportedly returns to rehab post-divorce

Ben Affleck has reportedly checked back into rehab. The bad news comes just days after the actor finalized his divorce from wife Jennifer Garner following his 40-day stint last month in a Malibu rehab facility. According to a source for The Mirror, Affleck, 46, has allegedly told friends that he needs to continue treatment for several more months [...]

By |2018-11-12T10:09:01+00:00November 12th, 2018|celebrity, Courts, Divorce, Legal, Separation|

€5.9m settlement for man who lost sight due to Medical Negligence

The High Court has approved a settlement of €5.9m in the case of a man who went blind because of mistakes in his medical treatment. Brendan Doyle, 49, had a mild disability since his birth but had lived almost independently with some supports. However in June 2011 a shunt to drain fluid from his brain became [...]

Asamoah Gyan files for divorce; demands DNA test to determine he is kids’ father

Ghanaian footballer and captain of the Ghana Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has allegedly filed for divorce from his wife, Gifty Gyan, at the Divorce and Matrimonial Division of the High Court, Accra. The footballer has also denied fathering their three children and is demanding a DNA test to be carried out on all three to [...]

By |2018-10-30T11:30:48+00:00October 30th, 2018|celebrity, Divorce, Legal, News|

Ant McPartlin’s divorce ‘to get messy’ with fears soon-to-be ex wife may go public over issues

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Our of Here presenter Ant McPartlin has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons lately, and his friends fear there's more to come. According to the Mirror , the star's friends fear his divorce from make-up artist Lisa Armstrong is set to get messy. They say that the 42-year-old is willing to give up half of [...]

By |2018-10-24T11:00:36+01:00October 24th, 2018|celebrity, Divorce, Family Law, Legal, News|

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris finalise divorce

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have finalised their divorce after separating last year. The actors will share joint custody of their 6-year-old son Jack, and according to TMZ, their prenuptial agreement will mean settling their property and finances will be straightforward. Pratt and Faris were married for eight years before calling time on their relationship in [...]

By |2018-10-17T14:00:26+01:00October 17th, 2018|celebrity, Divorce, Family Law, Legal, News, Separation|

Garda awarded €8,000 after false claims on internet

A garda sergeant, who was for several years harassed and intimidated by false claims posted about him on the internet, was awarded €8,000 damages at a garda compensation hearing in the High Court on Monday. Mr Justice Michael Twomey said the damages related to personal injuries suffered by Sgt Conor Gilmartin as a result of the internet posts and were not [...]

Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa due to be divorced at London court

Ant McPartlin and his estranged wife Lisa are due to be divorced at a London court. The 42-year-old, who is one half of TV duo Ant and Dec, confirmed in January that he and his wife were splitting following months of speculation about their relationship. In a statement issued at the time, a representative said: “In response [...]

By |2018-10-16T11:00:57+01:00October 16th, 2018|celebrity, Divorce, Family Law, Legal, News, Separation|
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