Wednesday 21 February 2018

Ahern settles case over woman's fall at St Luke's

Ray Managh

FORMER Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has settled, for an undisclosed sum, a €38,000 damages claim with a woman who fell in his constituency office.

Barrister Lisa Kelly, counsel for Mr Ahern, pictured, whose address was given as St Luke's, Drumcondra, Dublin, told the Circuit Civil Court the case had been settled.

Marie Therese O'Loughlin, of Eagle Lodge Apartments, Leinster Road West, Dublin, had sued Mr Ahern by name for injuries she suffered in a trip and fall in St Luke's on December 19, 2007.

Ms O'Loughlin claimed she had fallen in a hallway and had suffered "personal injuries and loss".

No details of physical injuries were outlined to the court.

Judge Alan Mahon struck out the case and directed that legal costs be taxed in default of agreement.

Irish Independent

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