Fall victim gets extra €133k

A DUNNES Stores worker has been awarded €133,000 in special damages – on top of €70,000 she had already secured – over injuries she sustained in a workplace accident.

Eileen Monahan was last week awarded €70,000 after she slipped on an olive oil spill on the floor of Dunnes ILAC store in Dublin city centre.

The issue of special damages was adjourned until yesterday at the High Court.

Ms Monahan, of Beneavin Road, Glasnevin, Dublin, had sued Dunnes Stores as a result of the accident on December 1, 2006.

Ms Justice Irvine granted a stay on €80,000 of the award, pending an appeal in the Supreme Court.

Mum caught

in stolen car

A DUBLIN mum who used a stolen car to visit her sick son in hospital has been given a two-year suspended sentence.

Sinead Lennon (32), of Smithfield Gate, North King Street, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Court to possessing a stolen car in Glasnevin on January 29, 2010.

Lennon accepted that she had been driving the car but denied that she was guilty of stealing it.

Timberlake and Jay-Z on tour

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are hitting the road together.

They'll embark on a 12-city stadium tour that will kick off July 17 in Toronto. Legends Of the Summer will wrap up on August 16 in Miami.

Stops on the tour also include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston.

Jay-Z is featured on Timberlake's comeback single, Suit & Tie.


spurn Barca

Palestinians have decided not to team up with Israelis in a football match against Barcelona designed to promote peace.

Palestinian Football Association president Jibril Rajoub met Barcelona president Sandro Rosell yesterday and says there are "lots of obstacles."

Mr Rajoub calls it "a good idea, a dream to become true if the occupation ends".

Mr Rosell had made the proposal with Israeli president Shimon Peres.