Friday 15 December 2017

Officer injured during arrest awarded €94k

A garda and former Limerick inter-county hurler and footballer has been awarded €94,000 damages at a Garda Compensation hearing in the High Court.

Ms Justice Mary Irvine heard that Garda Brian Begley of Meadow Lawn, Raheen, Limerick, was injured when apprehending a man outside a Limerick pub on July 26, 2003.

Barrister Paul McMorrow told the court that Garda Begley had suffered torn ligaments in his right knee as a result of which he had to curtail and eventually give up inter-county sport.

Awarding €94,000 compensation, Judge Irvine said an underlying condition had not manifested in Garda Begley's other knee and, without the assault, he would have continued playing at the highest level.

Irish Independent

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