Sunday 21 January 2018

Foot injury award

A SIX-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl, who fractured her right foot when it was caught in an escalator in Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin, has been awarded €14,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

Barrister David Conlan Smyth told the court that on October 29, 2010, Madison Cole Burke was leaving the cinema with her parents and her sister, when her foot became trapped. Mr Conlan Smyth told the court that liability was not admitted and a full defence had been entered to the claim. He said a settlement offer of €14,000 had been made. Judge Alan Mahon approved it.

MAN TO BE EXTRADITED

A TRAVELLER is due to be extradited to Austria where he is accused of stealing rhinoceros horns.

John Quilligan (31), of Roches Road in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, was sought by Austrian prosecutors investigating the theft, estimated to be worth €300,000. Mr Justice John Edwards remanded him in custody to Cloverhill Prison while arrangements are made for his transfer to Austria.

NORRIS SETTLES CASE

SENATOR David Norris has settled a High Court defamation case against the 'Irish Sun' newspaper.

The civil rights activist sued the newspaper last year for its reporting during his failed presidential bid in 2011. The legal action was launched in September last year, and the settlement is understood to involve a six-figure sum.

WAKEBOARDING BRONZE

AN Irish teenager has scooped a bronze medal in wakeboarding at this year's "alternative Olympics" in Colombia.

UCD student David O Caoimh (19), from Killiney, Co Dublin, beat athletes from 17 other countries to take the bronze.

'DONAL'S DAY' AT EVENT

TEENAGER Donal Walsh will be honoured at this year's Rose of Tralee festival.

Donal (16), who died after a battle with cancer, raised more than €50,000 for Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin. The teen, from Blennerville, Co Kerry, came to national prominence as a campaigner for suicide awareness. August 20 will mark Donal's Day.

CORRECTION

An article in Irish Independent Farming on Tuesday, July 30, headlined '€1.4m Department clawback demand sent to 4,800 farmers', stated that the farmers would be liable for an average of 'close to €3,000 each'. In fact, the amount is €292 each. We are happy to correct this matter.

Irish Independent

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