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State fails to overturn award to asylum seeker over unlawful detention

April 22nd, 2021|

The Garda Commissioner and State have failed to overturn an award of €7,500 compensatory damages made to an asylum seeker over being unlawfully detained for 26 days. The three-judge Court of Appeal dismissed the appellants’ core argument that an unlawfully detained person can be refused compensatory damages if it can be shown, had they not been unlawfully detained, they could and would have been lawfully detained. Such an account of the law misinterprets the elements of the tort of false imprisonment and failed to afford sufficient weight to the [...]

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Court overturns €56,000 award to woman who lost fingertip after door shut on it

April 22nd, 2021|

The Court of Appeal has overturned an award of €56,250 damages to a woman whose little finger tip was ultimately amputated after a door used by her to exit a pub after hours slammed shut on it. Michelle McGeoghan, St Teresa’s Terrace, Bruckless, Co Donegal sued Christopher Kelly, owner of McLaughlin’s bar in Dunkineely, Co Donegal; and also sued Martin McBrearty and Pauric McInern, who had taken a one-year lease of the premises, over the incident which occurred at about 2.30am on August 6th, 2012. The High Court’s Mr Justice Charles Meenan awarded a [...]

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Lockdown highlights extent of domestic violence, McEntee says

April 22nd, 2021|

“We’ve asked people to stay at home for the best part of a year. While for me home is a safe place and a sanctuary, for a lot of people we know it’s not,” Ms McEntee said. Lockdown had exacerbated the problem of domestic violence, much as it has in other European countries, she said. On average, more than 2,000 women and 500 children a month received support from domestic violence services from March to December 2020. This includes 6,000 women and 1,100 children who sought support for the [...]

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