Sunday Work

High Court rules on Sunday work and pay requirements

Employees’ claim  Two employees have taken their employer to the Workplace Relations Commission claiming that they should have been paid more for Sunday work. The employees were paid a flat hourly rate of €9.53, including for Sunday work, which was in excess of minimum wage at the time. The employees’ contracts stated that their hourly…

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Dublin Bus

Woman (54) Awarded €192k in High Court Action Against Bus Éireann

 A woman has been awarded more than €192,000 damages by a High             Court judge after she was hit by the wing mirror of a mini bus. Crossing the Road The woman (54) sued Bus Éireann over the incident, which occurred in Galway in December, 2015. The court heard how she had…

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Man Awarded Over Half a Million Euro for Fall at Colleague’s House

 A sixty-one year old man has settled a High Court action for €550,000 after allegedly falling on stairs when he stayed at a colleague’s house following their Christmas party. It was alleged that the man was intoxicated, and that when others came across him in the hallway, they believed that he was sleeping off the effects of…

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What Happens After Brexit for UK Citizens in Ireland

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The Public Service Card: what’s all the fuss about?

What is the card?  The Public Service Card was rolled out by the government in 2011 and it is designed to allow you to easily access public services such as social welfare payments, passports, student grants and driver licences. The card has a photograph, name and personal service number on it. It contains a chip…

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Motorist Admits Assaulting Cyclist Who Held Up Middle Finger to Him

A motorist has admitted in court to assaulting a cyclist in November 2018 by pulling off his backpack as he was riding, but argued that it was in response to the cyclist giving him the middle finger. Ordered to pay the injured man the sum of €500 compensation, Judge Con O’Leary also stated that the…

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Government Aware of Adverse Effects Prior to Swine Flu Vaccine Roll-Out

Despite the findings of scientific and medical evidence, GSK and the State continue to deny liability, even going so far as to refute causality between the vaccine and an increase in narcolepsy cases. It has been revealed that the Irish government was aware of the suspected adverse reactions caused by Pandemrix, a swine flu vaccine,…

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Who is the Best Choice of Executor?

In choosing an Executor the following is relevant.   Firstly it is best to take someone who is younger than you for the simple reason that they should outlive you.  Someone who is older than you or the same age, even though these are the people you may trust in your daily life, may not…

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Barring Order

Woman granted Barring Order against abusive husband

The order was granted for a period of three years under which time she will be under the protection of the court. A woman battling cancer has been granted a barring order against her husband by a judge this week. Speaking to the court about the trauma she has endured, she said that she was…

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Boy awarded €55,000 by the High Court after accident with Electric Car

A young boy has been awarded €55,000 by the High Court after he was knocked down by a ‘noiseless’ electric car. The boy, who was five a half years old when the incident took place, was knocked to the ground by the car in a Dublin car park, causing a fracture in his lower leg.…

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