Public Affairs Correspondent with Independent News & Media. Amy covers consumer issues and has carried out award-winning investigations on Ireland’s housing crisis and personal injury system. In 2018, she was awarded ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ and ‘Upcoming Business Journalist of the Year’. Amy hails from Wexford and has a BA degree in law and MA in journalism.
When "Lisa" notified her insurer that the woman suing her was in a video on Facebook doing cartwheels down a city street at a hen party, just weeks after she claimed to suffer a back injury, she was told it would be cheaper to settle instead of fighting the case.
A YOUNG woman whose personal injury claim after a minor road traffic accident was dismissed by a Circuit Court judge insisted she only went to a gym ten days after the collision in a bid to strengthen her back.
When Judge Jacqueline Linnane dismissed a €60,000 injury claim by a man who was found to be "lying through his teeth", she said there would be "little point" referring the case to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
When a landlord responsible for engaging with Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on measures to address the housing crisis is invited on national radio to explain why he posted a video about cramming two families into a council house for €5,000 a month, you know there is something seriously wrong with the system.
Investigators are being urged to take "all the appropriate steps" to review the case of an Irish woman who was raped in Portugal in 2004 after she said she believes the new suspect linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann could be her attacker.
A Dublin landlord who published a TikTok video about how to make €5,000 from renting a former council house to two families as a "complete joke" has been accused of being " very distasteful".
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