THE verger of a famous 300-year-old church has settled his court appeal against what he alleged was his unfair dismissal.
It is believed that Derek O'Shaughnessy, the former curate's attendant at St Ann's Church of Ireland in Dawson Street, Dublin, settled for a year's salary of €17,500.
Mr O'Shaughnessy (pictured), of Pembroke Gardens, Ballsbridge, Dublin, had failed before the Employment Appeals Tribunal last year in a claim for unfair dismissal.
The tribunal held that the church was struggling to survive and had felt it necessary to reduce its staff.
Barrister Suzanne Boylan, for Mr O'Shaughnessy, told the judge that the appeal had been settled for an undisclosed sum.
Solicitor John Gerard Cullen said the settlement included a confidentiality clause but that Mr O'Shaughnessy was happy with the outcome.