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Compensation claims crisis: judges told to slash payouts

Changes would help cut insurance costs

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Former High Court President Nicholas Kearns has found insurance payouts are among the highest in the world – hiking the cost for Irish consumers Picture: Arthur Carron

Former High Court President Nicholas Kearns has found insurance payouts are among the highest in the world – hiking the cost for Irish consumers Picture: Arthur Carron

Former High Court President Nicholas Kearns has found insurance payouts are among the highest in the world – hiking the cost for Irish consumers Picture: Arthur Carron

Judges have been told to sort out the compensation claims crisis - which would help lower insurance premiums.

An unpublished report by former High Court President Nicholas Kearns warns personal injury awards in this country are a multiple of those paid in other states, and recommends judges compile new guidelines for lower awards.


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