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Posts from July 2019

A former psychic convicted of the laundering of €1.6 million has been jailed for 7½ years. 
Pupils face expulsion after social media post showing classmate snorting white powder 
 
A school has lost its appeal over the granting of injunctions allowing two Leaving Cert students return to school pending the full hearing of proceedings aimed at preventing their expulsions. 
A man who spent €58,000 which was mistakenly lodged in his bank account has been told to pay compensation and to stop making representations in court as he seems “determined to talk himself in to jail.” 
A former post office employee who stole over €23,000 in old age pension payments from 91 customers has been sentenced to three years with 18 months suspended. 
Dunnes Stores loses appeal over €15.5m payment to receivers relating to Point Village development 
 
Dunnes Stores has lost its appeal over orders requiring it to pay €15.5 million to the receivers of a company of businessman Harry Crosbie so as to comply with agreed terms of settlement of a legal dispute concerning the planned Point Village development. 
An Bord Pleanala consents at High Court to order over thermoplastic compounds production plant 
 
An Bord Pleanala has consented to an order quashing its permission for construction of a thermoplastic compounds production facility in Skibbereen, Co Cork. 
Seven personal injury actions dismissed or withdrawn in rear-ending car accident 
 
Seven personal injury actions worth up to a combined €420,000 from a “rear-ending” road traffic accident have been dismissed or withdrawn after a motor assessor told a court that the two cars involved never collided. 
Another man was later jailed for seven years for 2012 assault in Carlow town 
 
A man who was wrongfully arrested the same night his fiancee was savagely beaten by another man in a random street attack has been awarded more than €1.1 million by a High Court jury. 
MRH doctor’s level of English approved but legal adviser could not understand ‘a word’ 
 
The president of the High Court has suggested the Medical Council review how it ensures doctors registered here can adequately communicate with patients and colleagues in English. 
Three companies employ 79 people 
 
The High Court has approved survival proposals for three healthcare and pharmacy firms employing 79 people. 
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