Brophy’s Law Blog

European Court to hear abuse case against the State

Full text available at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0714/1224320063062.html A woman who was sexually abused as an eight-year-old by her teacher has been told by the European Court of Human Rights that it will hear her appeal against an Irish Supreme Court decision that the State was not legally liable for the abuse she […]

Bus firm loses appeal in assault case

Full text available at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0714/1224320064040.html Bus Éireann has lost a claim that it should not be held vicariously liable for an assault committed on a cyclist on a footpath by one of its drivers. The company had brought High Court proceedings after Scott Alexander Burns (38), The Orchard, Greenwood, Ayrfield, […]

Boy (7) awarded €17,700 damages

Full text available at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0711/1224319793312.html A boy, who suffered an injury to his lip in a creche when he was three years old has been awarded €17,700 damages in the Circuit Civil Court. Bernard Rogan, counsel for Luke Hyland, Russell View, Tallaght, now aged seven, said the boy had run […]

Boy secures €5.5milion settlement

Full text available at : http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0703/breaking56.html A young boy who is quadriplegic after being hit by a car near his home has secured €5.5million in settlement of his High Court action recently. Ian was just five years old when the accident happened at Ballybrown, Clarina, Co Limerick, on September 25th […]

Lawyers should not act for two sides in property deals – report finds

Full text available at: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0709/1224319635301.html A Law Society task force has decided that solicitors should not be permitted to act for both sides in a property transaction, except in limited circumstances provided for in law. . Its report will be discussed by the council of the society next Friday. The […]

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