A DOCTOR at the University of Limerick who claims he was effectively forced out of his post after 15 years has said he will file High Court defamation proceedings against UL later this month, after a mediation process ended in failure this week — “almost just after it began”.
Dr Niall Cahill, medical director of the Student Health Centre at UL from 2000-2015, left UL with a settlement of €185,000, plus his legal costs. His departure followed allegations – which he strongly denies – that he bullied another UL employee.
Dr Cahill says the severance deal was “foisted” on him in August 2015 and that he signed it “whilst I was recovering from a serious illness, during which time no duty of care was extended to me”.
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