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€23,000 for girl (2) 'terrorised' at creche


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A two year-old suffered "terror" on almost a daily basis for five months while in the care of a crèche exposed by RTÉ in its 'A Breach of Trust' documentary in 2013, a judge heard.

Barrister Michael Connellan told Mr Justice Raymond Groarke, in the Circuit Civil Court, that when being taken to the Giraffe Childcare crèche by her parents, Emilie Kiely used to plead: "No crèche, no crèche."

Mr Connellan, representing Emilie and her parents, John and Caroline, said Giraffe Childcare, which was responsible for the running of Belarmine Childcare in Stepaside, Co Dublin, had offered Emilie a damages settlement of €23,000.

Counsel said Emilie, now six, suffered personal injury in the form of stress and emotional upset and terror between September 2012 and January 2013.

The court heard Emilie had been under the care of an individual who was abusive towards children in her care.

Judge Groarke approved the €23,000 offer.

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