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Thursday 18 September 2014

Siblings' €4k award over 'worm riddled' Easter egg

Greg Harkin

Published 02/04/2014 | 02:30

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A young brother and sister now dislike Easter after finding worms in a chocolate Easter egg, a court has heard.

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The young children, from Co Donegal, bought the Easter egg in Portugal while on holidays there.

Barrister Peter Nolan told Letterkenny Circuit Court that once the egg was cracked open, the children found it was "riddled with worms and larvae".

The shocked children were upset for a number of days after the incident in 2004 – when they were aged four and five – but suffered no long-term physical affects, said the barrister.

However, he added: "They have had a very negative association with Easter since."

The children, now teenagers, were in court with their mother.

Mr Nolan said the company who sold the egg, Fernando Barros-Produtos, had made an offer to the children in the case.

They had offered each child €2,000 in compensation which he said he had advised his clients to accept.

Judge Keenan Johnson approved the awards.

Irish Independent

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