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€22,000 for girl after piercing split earlobe

A SIX-year-old schoolgirl's right earlobe split only a month after having her ears pierced as a birthday present at Claire's Accessories, a court heard.

Judge Matthew Deery in the Circuit Civil Court approved a settlement offer of €22,000 to Nicole Smyth, now aged 11, of Elm Drive, Elm Wood, Lucan, Co Dublin.

The court heard that the offer, together with legal costs, had been made by Claire's Accessories UK Limited, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Lucan.

Doctors considered the piercing to have been far too low on both earlobes, which accounted for the split, the court was told.

Irish Independent