Thursday 19 April 2018

Woman sues over fall in well-known Dublin pub

Tim Healy

A WOMAN is suing over what she claims was a fall on an allegedly wet floor in the well known Lamb Doyles pub in Dublin.

Hairdresser Rachel Donnelly (24) told the High Court she was out of work for two months after the fall as she left a function for a friend who was emigrating to Australia in 2009.

 

The pub has denied  the floor was wet and claims there was contributory negligence on the part of  Ms Donnelly who, it says, did not look where she was going.

 

Ms Donnelly, of St Bridget's Close, Cornelscourt, Dublin, has sued Lamb Doyles Ltd with offices at Firhouse Inns Chambers , Firhouse Inns, Dublin.

 

She has claimed that as she was crossing the main floor area of the function room on January 23, 2009, she slipped on the floor which she alleged was wet, fell forward and landed heavily on her wrist. She was in severe pain and suffered a fractured wrist which later required surgery.

 

Ms Donnelly told the court it all happened very quick and she went straight down.She said when she was helped up she noticed all one side of her was wet and dirty.

 

The case before Mr Justice Kevin Cross continues.

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