Monthly Archives: December 2014

6 Out Of 10 People Don’t Realise They Can Claim Compensation For Injuries Whilst On A Package Holiday Abroad

A Onepoll survey asked 1000 consumers whether they believed they could make a compensation claim for a number of different accident scenarios. Out of those people only 40% of people recognised that they could claim if they sustained an injury whilst on a package holiday abroad. People go on holiday to relax, switch off and have a good time, and no one expects to fall ill when away, but sadly it does happen, from tripping on a badly maintained section of a walkway in the hotel grounds to unmarked wet spots in walkways and hotel restaurants: although surprisingly the most common way for a holiday to end badly is contracting food poisoning from a hotel’s poor sanitation or hygiene. “To qualify for a compensation claim the injury needs to be the fault...
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U2 called in some impressive replacements for Bono

It was a case of with or without Bono last night, as U2 took to the stage for the World Aids Day (RED) Concert in New York's Times Square. The U2 frontman was unable to perform at the charity gig as he continues to recover after a cycling accident in November. But fans of the Irish supergroup were not left disappointed as the Edge and co had rustled up some top notch replacements for their lead singer. "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay's Chris Martin filled Bono's shoes for the evening, entertaining huge crowds alongside Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr and the Edge. Martin stormed on stage for the start of the band's set and took on Bono's role for Beautiful Day and With or Without You -...
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Teen who lost eye in golf course accident awarded over €240,000

A teenager who lost an eye after being struck by a ball on a golf course has been awarded more than €240,000 after taking a High Court action. Dean Boyle, 22, from Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth was 15-years-old when he went with a teenage friend to play at Julianstown Golf Course in Co Meath on August 13 2007. As a result of the accident, at the second hole, he had to have his left eye removed and a prosthetic eye inserted. In the personal injuries claim, it was said that Mr Boyle was struck by the ball as a result of a failure to ensure, ‘there was a safe approach to the second tee for players walking from the first green.’ It was also claimed there was a...
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