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Severely brain damaged girl could have been saved from injury

Brain Damaged

A seven-year-old girl who was severely brain damaged at birth could have been saved from injury if she had been delivered ten minutes earlier, the High Court has been told.

Faye Walsh, of Letterfrack, Co Galway, has through her mother Martina sued the Health Service Executive and two consultant obstetricians over the circumstances of her birth at University Hospital Galway on 15 August 2011.

The defendants deny the claims.

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Are ‘repressive measures’ being used against rights groups in Europe?

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called for a review of the Electoral Act because it may be having “a chilling effect” on the funding and activities of civil society groups.

The State’s national human rights and equality body has urged Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State John Paul Phelan and members of the Oireachtas in a policy statement issued on Monday to ensure the law avoids “undue restrictions” on civil society organisations engaging in legitimacy advocacy.

The IHREC pointed to concerns raised as long ago as 2003 and as recently as last year that the wide scope of the legislation intended to ban large, anonymous foreign donations...

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Paddy Jackson rents home after moving to France

Former Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson has put his home up for rent in the north, it has emerged.

The ex-Ulster star, now playing for French club Perpignan, is reportedly seeking a tenant for his four-bedroom property at the centre of his high-profile rape trial last year.

The 27-year-old, who was unanimously cleared of the charge, is asking €1,400 a month for the townhouse off Belfast’s Ravenhill Road.

Source: Extra

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How can I prevent an accident while carrying out building work?

The availability of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) and the expansion of the national dairy herd in recent years has led to an increase in construction work on farms across the country.

The grant aid and expansion has paved the way for new sheds, extensions and milking parlours in existing farmyards and on greenfield sites.

With this in mind, FBD Insurance, Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have produced a on safe farm building practices.

In this article, we will examine just some of the measures or practices that farmers should put in place to prevent an accident.

Firstly, many children have been killed by moving construction vehicles, falls...

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Family of Garda Adrian Donohoe awarded €1.3m in personal injury case

Garda Donohoe

The family of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot dead while on duty almost six years ago, has settled a legal action against the State for more than €1m.

The High Court judge dealing with garda compensation cases, approved a settlement of €1.3m in the legal action taken by Garda Donohoe's widow, Caroline Deloughrey, against the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. 

Det Garda Donohoe was on armed escort duty with a colleague at Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, Co Louth on 25 January 2013 when he was shot dead.

He was posthumously awarded a Scott Medal for bravery.

Ms Deloughrey, who was herself a...

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Judge turns down Kevin Spacey’s bid to avoid court appearance

A US judge has denied Kevin Spacey’s request to skip his appearance in court on accusations that he groped a young man.

The decision by Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett on Monday means Spacey will have to attend his January 7 arraignment.

Spacey had argued he should be excused from appearing because his presence would “amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case”.

Tallaght Solicitors are specialists in Personal Injury Claims, so if you have been affected by such a situation, please visit our Personal Injury Claims page

Source: Breaking News

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State admits liability in personal injury action brought by Maurice McCabe

Maurice McCabe

The State has admitted liability in two of a number of claims brought against it by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe, the High Court has heard.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross was informed on Tuesday that liability had been admitted in a personal injuries claim brought by Mr McCabe against the Garda Commissioner, Ireland and the Attorney General.

Paul McGarry SC for Mr McCabe, who exposed abuses of the penalty points system within the Garda, said while liability had been admitted in this particular case, his client was seeking a hearing date when the level of damages Mr McCabe is entitled to can be assessed by a High Court judge.


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Cristiano Ronaldo receives two-year prison sentence for tax fraud

And now Ronaldo, whose summer move to Juventus was made contingent by authorities upon reaching a settlement with the courts over what was owed, will be summoned to appear before the court to hear the verdict - which a be a two-year prison sentence.

He has applied to the courts to appear by video-link.

Spanish law dictates that jail sentences of two years and under are to be suspended for first-time offenders, pending the accused not committing any further crimes in Spain during that period.

Source:  Irish Mirror

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Trump reckons Saturday Night Live sketches should be tested in #court

The sketch really takes aim at Trump, and we can kind of see why he's so annoyed by it. In this world, Trump has been divorced by his wife, who's accent is completely American now, as it appears that being around him for so long "hurt her language skills".

Matt Damon even makes an appearance as Brett Kavanaugh. Trump asks him how the Supreme Court is going, to which he replies: "Me on the Supreme Court? With my temperament? Are you insane!?"

Have a look for yourself here, even Robert DeNiro makes an appearance:


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Family to sue over autism aid wait

A High Court judge has given the family of a four-year-old boy with autism leave to pursue aggravated damages against the HSE over its failure to deliver an assessment of need for him within the required timeframe.

The ex parte application for judicial review was made last Monday, seeking aggravated damages on behalf of the boy, and claiming that without the proper resources, there is a “serious risk that his development may be permanently affected”. It also hit out at the “futile” complaints mechanism and claims the HSE uses it as a “delaying tactic”.

Tallaght Solicitors are specialist solicitors in relation to Medical Negligence, so if you have been affected by this issue, please visit our Medical Negligence page.