Monthly Archives: August 2012

What is a Settlement?

Compensation and SettlementPersonal injury actions proceeding through the Court system can take many months or even years, but most personal injury cases never reach Court at all. Instead, Solicitors will often strive to settle a case in most instances, depending on the details of the case, out of court. A settlement can also mean that one can avoid many of the expenses of witnesses and other experts involved in your case. The Defendant, through their solicitor, may offer an amount of money which if accepted could satisfy the claimants' claim, eliminating the need for a court appearance at all.


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Son accused of attack on his mother(73)

A man has appeared in court accused of assaulting his elderly mother at their home at St Mary's Road, Crumlin on August 14. Joseph Clarges (37) was granted bail on condition he attend for psychiatric assessment and lives at a south Dublin health centre while his case is before the courts. The gardaí told Dublin District Court he arrested the defendant and brought him to Crumlin Garda Station, Mr. Clarges made no reply to the charge. The garda said Clarges lived with his mother at their home address and objecting to bail. They said that the accused suffered from a medical condition and their fear was that if Clarges returned to the family honme there he would harm his mother. Defence solicitor Caitriona Keane said the accused had nowhere else to stay and did...
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Man charged with murder in front of partner and son

A 29-year-old man was charged with the murder of a father in front of his partner and young son in Dublin three years ago. Eugene Cullen, of Derry Road Crumlin, appeared in Dublin District Court and was remanded in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on Tuesday Next. He is charged with the murder of Shay O'Byrne, a 27-year-old who was shot dead in the driveway of his home at Tymon Park North in Tallaght in March 2009. His partner, Sharon Rattigan, was also shot in the leg during the attack. Detective Garda Colin Rochford told Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court that a warrant for his arrest had been issued in March. Mr Cullen was brought to Tallaght...
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