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Hotel injury case dismissed

A 57-YEAR-old woman who suffered severe injuries after falling while dancing in a hotel has lost her case for damages in the High Court.

Margaret Walsh fell as she danced to rock music at a friend's 40th birthday party at the Talbot Hotel in Wexford.

Ms Justice Mary Irvine said the woman fell because the kitten heel of her boot got caught in the strap of another woman's sandal and not because the floor was slippy due to drinks spillages.

Ms Justice Irvine also awarded costs of the two-day court hearing against Ms Walsh, from Wexford.


GARDAI are investigating an alleged sexual assault at a busy beach.

Officers in Co Meath have received a report that a young woman was subject to a sexual assault while camping on a beach in Bettystown.

The Herald understands that the woman was among of a group of people who stayed on the beach in tents.

A number of individuals in the group were drinking and remained there until yesterday morning, when a report of an alleged sexual assault was made to gardai.


SHANNON Airport was evacuated for 30 minutes this morning after a fire alarm.

The drama unfolded just 36 hours after Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt and members of the E Street Band flew into Shannon for a series of gigs.

The evacuation took place shortly after 7am when a manually-operated fire alarm box in the terminal was triggered. The airport was evacuated as a precaution in line with safety protocols but no fire was found.


A 16-year-old student, who found the remains of a dead mouse in a packet of frozen vegetables, has been awarded €10,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

Katelyn Bolger, of Killane View, Edenderry, Co Offaly, had been preparing dinner at home with her mother.

But when Mrs Bolger emptied the content of the packet she had bought at Tesco, Edenderry, into a saucepan, a frozen baby mouse fell out of the packet.