Monday 20 January 2020

Man shot in the leg asks judge to strike out €60,000 injury claim against Dublin pub

The Barn House pub Photo: Google Maps
The Barn House pub Photo: Google Maps

Ray Managh

A 60-year-old man who was shot in the leg in an attack on a Dublin pub four years ago, today Thursday asked a Circuit Civil Court judge to strike out his €60,000 personal injury claim against the owners of The Barn House Pub in Dolphin’s Barn, Dublin.

Maurice Isaacson, of Dolphin House Apartments, Rialto, Dublin, was drinking socially in the pub on 29th September 2014 when a masked gunman burst in and opened fire, hitting him in his left leg.

During the attack, which was highlighted in the media at the time, a bullet entered and exited the calf of Mr Isaacson’s left leg.  

He was taken to the nearby St James’s Hospital where his wound was treated.

Isaacson had sued E&C Pubs Limited, which has a registered office Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin, owners of The Barn House Pub, alleging negligence, breach of duty and breach of statutory duty.

The defendants had entered a full defence in which they denied negligence or breach of duty, also denying that a man who had been refused service earlier on the premises, and who had broken windows in the pub after leaving, was or could be shown to have been the masked gunman who shot Mr Isaacson.

Judge Patrick Quinn, when Isaacson’s case was called, allowed time for discussions between barrister David Richardson for Isaacson and Niall Storan, who appeared with Beale Solicitors  for E&C Pubs.

Shortly afterwards Mr Richardson, who appeared with Ferrys Solicitors for Mr Isaacson, told Judge Quinn that the case could be struck out with no further order on consent.  No details pertaining to the inter-party talks or mention of any settlement were divulged to the court.

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