The litany of questionable compensation claims brought before our courts may suggest an incomplete understanding of the idea of fair play or integrity. This defect is misused by insurance companies to justify eye-watering premiums — a justification holed below the water line at a recent Oireachtas hearing. A recent survey concluded that legal professions — other professions, too — drive these claims for reasons that have little enough to do with the majesty of the law. These issues came together this week when a judge dismissed a case brought by a boy who claimed his school was negligent in supplying him with a deflated football that caused him to break his wrist during a soccer match. Judge Gerald Keys dismissed the case by Julius Kroka, aged 14, taken against Ennis Educate Together, saying that if he won, “I think you have to stop playing football altogether in schools.”
Wed, 31 Jul, 2019
A schoolboy has failed in his personal injury action where he claimed his primary school was negligent in supplying him with a deflated football that caused him to break his wrist during a soccer match.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019
Seven personal injury actions worth up to a total of €420,000 from a 'rear-ending' road traffic accident have been dismissed or withdrawn after a motor assessor told a court that the two cars involved never collided.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019
A driver who crashed causing the death of a close friend after he became confused over his SatNav telling him to go the wrong direction near the Cliffs of Moher today walked free from court.
Mon, 21 May, 2018
A dispute between Traveller families over who won an organised 13-minute long ‘fair fight’ between two men quickly erupted into a ‘ferocious encounter’ at a halting site where a number of petrol bombs were thrown and other weapons were used.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2018
The victim of a night club glass attack carried out by the ex-partner of murderer, John Dundon, Ciara Killeen (aged 32) has said that the Limerick woman should have got jail for the attack.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017