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Posts from March 2019

Garda claims video commentary wrongly accuses him of kicking a minor in the head 
 
Internet giant Google has agreed to provide a Garda with information about a person who posted a Youtube video which the officer alleges contains commentary that is false, malicious and defamatory of him. 
A teenager who suffered a head injury after she was knocked down as she crossed a road near her home has settled her High Court action for €1.5 million. 
Department store employed 460 staff at time of closure 
 
The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection simply “lashed out” summonses when bringing prosecutions over redundancies at the former Clerys department store in Dublin, the High Court has been told. 
Claim that two firms were found to be insolvent after Ponzi scheme was revealed 
 
The liquidators of two foreign investment firms that were found to be insolvent after jailed fraudster Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was discovered are suing accountants in Ireland who audited their books for two years. 
Judge ruled investigation breached employee’s right to privacy 
 
The trial of a garda civil servant accused of using bogus sick certs has collapsed after a judge ruled the investigation breached her right to privacy. 
Facility not far from parents’ home has agreed to take the woman within weeks 
 
A brain-injured woman who was moved to a UK facility for specialised assessment more than a year ago on the application of the HSE and against the wishes of herself and her elderly mother is to return home to Ireland. 
A Tyrone GAA fan, who was robbed as he slept in a Dublin hotel, has been awarded €10,000 damages in the Circuit Civil court for personal injuries arising from the psychological aftermath of the burglary. 
Tyrrelstown Educate Together one of two facilities closed following safety inspections 
 
The Department of Education and Skills is suing a company over alleged defects in a €5m “rapid build” school which had to be closed for a part of a term last year to allow temporary remedial works to be carried out. 
Couple failed the right to reside test and so cannot receive social welfare in Ireland 
 
A severely disabled Romanian man and his homeless and destitute family have brought a High Court challenge over being refused welfare payments. 
Payment of €500,000 imposed on Kenmare so it could bring appeal over eight years ago 

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