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Sunday 17 December 2017

Museum stair injury payouts to top €900,000

The National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland

The bill to the taxpayer in making pay-outs to visitors who were injured when a staircase collapsed in Dublin's Natural History Museum is set to top €905,000.

To date, the National Museum of Ireland has paid out €505,402 to people who were injured in the 2007 incident in which a stone staircase at the museum collapsed, injuring 11 people among a group of teachers attending a course.

Now, in its latest published accounts, the loss-making National Museum has stated that a further €402,563 is committed to settle future claims arising from the incident. This will bring the total pay-out to €907,965.

Irish Independent

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