Tuesday 26 September 2017

€13,000 for girl who fell from a bouncy castle

Gordon Deegan

A JUDGE ordered a bouncy castle operator to pay a 15-year-old girl €13,000 in damages after she broke her wrist when she came off an inflatable slide.

Judge Tom O'Donnell ordered former Sinn Fein councillor Mike McKee, of HT Promotions, Shannon, to pay Kyiah Moloney €12,500 in general damages and an additional €630 in special damages.

Judge O'Donnell also ordered Mr McKee – who denied liability – to pay the costs of the case at Ennis Circuit Court.

The judge said that he was satisfied that the inflatable slide deflated due to defective repairs.

Kyiah Moloney, of Clancy Park, Ennis, was suing through her mother, Jacinta Moloney.

Speaking after the case, Mr McKee said he was disappointed with the outcome and has yet to decide if he will appeal.

Irish Independent

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