Slip victim gets further €133k
A DUNNES Stores worker has been awarded €133,000 in special damages – on top of €70,000 already secured – over injuries sustained in a workplace accident.
Eileen Monahan (55), right, 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 on December 1, 2006.
The issue of special damages was adjourned until yesterday at the High Court.
Yesterday, Ms Justice Mary Irvine added agreed special damages, making a total of €203,652.
Ms Monahan, of Beneavin Road, Glasnevin, Dublin, was also awarded costs.
Judge Irvine granted a stay on €80,000 of the award, pending an appeal.
dons red nose
Damien Hirst has been creating art for charity's sake with a new version of his wallet-busting artwork For The Love Of God.
He has produced a new image of the diamond-encrusted skull with a Comic Relief red nose which will be displayed at Tate Modern.
Visitors to the gallery will see one of 50 limited edition prints this weekend while collectors can snap them up for £2,500 each.
All the proceeds from each sale will go towards the fundraising efforts of Red Nose Day, on March 15.
Mandelas start wine business
Nelson Mandela's daughter and granddaughter have launched House Of Mandela wines.
The family launched their blends of red and white grapes this week during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.
The screw-capped bottles are adorned with an image of a bee, the company's logo that symbolises compassion, sharing, humanity and "one who is brave enough to challenge the status quo".
Two killed in copter crash
A medical helicopter crashed-landed outside of an Oklahoma City nursing home yesterday, killing two people onboard and injuring a third.
Only the flight team was onboard when the helicopter crashed while heading to Watonga, 70 miles away, to pick up a patient.