Taxi driver who made eight personal injury claims in as many years didn’t tell insurers about most of them, court hears

A 36-year-old Co Dublin taxi driver has made eight personal injury claims in as many years and failed to disclose most of them to insurers, the Circuit Civil Court was told Friday. Chengduo Zhu, of The Paddocks Way, Lucan, had revealed to AXA that he had made three claims, two of which had been settled [...]

By |2018-06-26T14:35:45+01:00June 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Call for ‘duty of candour for all medical negligence claims’ as boy with cerebral palsy awarded €5m

A 14-year old boy with cerebral palsy who sued over the circumstances of his birth at Sligo General Hospital has settled his High Court action for €5 million. Mr Justice Kevin Cross praised the parents of Conor Maxwell for the care they have given their son and the judge said the settlement will now help, [...]

By |2018-06-20T11:20:06+01:00June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Mother of boy (6) who broke an arm while ‘gallivanting’ in Eddie Rockets withdraws €60k personal injury claim

The mother of a six-year-old child, who broke an arm while "gallivanting" around a seating bay in a Dublin restaurant, has withdrawn a €60,000 personal injury claim against the franchise of the Eddie Rockets eatery. Belinda O’Connor, mother of Darragh O’Connor, of Moatview Drive, Priorswood, Dublin, withdrew the claim against Sunspel Limited after Judge Terence [...]

By |2018-06-19T16:49:52+01:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Average value of houses surge by €100,000 in five years

Almost 15 new property millionaires were created every week in Ireland last year as the average value of a house surged almost €100,000 in five years, a new report shows. The second housing wealth report shows the average residential property was worth almost €250,000 in the first quarter of 2018. It is up from [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:33:06+01:00June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Revealed: The county that leads the way for most personal injuries awards

Limerick has emerged as the county with the highest number of personal injuries awards per capita. The county is top of the list by some distance, followed by Longford and then Louth. Limerick claimants received proportionally more awards at the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) than any other county in Ireland. The figures relate to [...]

By |2018-06-11T10:06:41+01:00June 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Emma Mhic Mhathuna and her 5 children sue over cervical smear delays

Kerry mother of five Emma Mhic Mhathuna and her five children have launched a High Court action over alleged delays relating to CervicalCheck smears. The mother who is dying has along with her five children who range in age from two to 16 years sued the HSE and laboratories. Her Senior Counsel told the High [...]

By |2018-05-30T15:03:30+01:00May 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Costs of dealing with medical negligence cases in past five years pushes State Claims Agency bill to €1.68bn

The soaring costs of dealing with medical negligence cases over the past five years has helped push the bill at the State Claims Agency (SCA) across all claims to over €1.68bn since its inception in 2001. The role of the SCA is currently under the spotlight as a result of the High Court action taken [...]

By |2018-05-14T09:39:03+01:00May 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Niall Horan opens up about relationship struggles

Niall Horan has opened up about the ways in which his job has affected his personal life, saying he has "learned to deal with it better than I used to." 24-year-old Niall spoke about the challenges of being on the road from such a young age with One Direction, and now with his solo career, [...]

By |2018-05-10T11:04:05+01:00May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Jury in David Drumm trial views Central Bank account statements showing €7.2bn payments

The jury at David Drumm's conspiracy to defraud trial heard evidence from a former manager at the Central Bank, on day 70 of the hearing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Pamela Lennon, the first prosecution witness from the Central Bank, said she oversaw a shared network of computers, accessed by all Central Banks across Europe, [...]

By |2018-05-09T14:29:53+01:00May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Kanye says he would meet Trump to talk about Chicago

Kanye West says he would meet Donald Trump in an in-depth interview with radio host Charlamagne the God yesterday. "I don't have all the answers that a celebrity's supposed to have," says the musician. "But I can tell you that, when he was running, it's like I felt something. "The fact that he won, it proves something. It proves [...]

By |2018-05-02T12:17:16+01:00May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|
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