Damages for eating hardened Ciabatta Roll

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A 58 year old woman who broke a tooth on biting into a roll bought at a Centra Store in Fairview has been awarded €17,470 in damages at the Dublin Circuit Court. It appears that she was awarded €15,000 for …

Man fails in €60,000 personal injury claim against bouncers

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A software developer Mr Raymond Brennan has failed in his personal injury claim for being evicted from the Silver Granite pub in Palmerstown. He claimed that he was thrown to the ground by two bouncers at the pub and suffered …

Bankruptcy Term Now Reduced to One Year

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Prior to the dissolution of the 31st Dail by the Taoiseach on 3rd of February 2016, the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald signed on the 25th of January 2016 the order establishing that the 29th of January 2016 shall be …

Companies Acts 2014 and Companies Limited by Guarantee

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This note relates how companies limited by guarantee will be dealt with under the new Companies Act 2014 (the “Act” or the “2014 Act”).  The provisions relating to companies limited by guarantee are set out in Part 18 of the …

What to do if you get served with a money judgment?

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What are Judgments Anyway and What can a Creditor do with them?

Should you owe money to a creditor (e.g. bank, credit union, service provider) and if you don’t respond to letters from that creditor or  a collector on their …

Cloud computing and transfers of data outside the EEA

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One of the particular restrictions faced by organisations using cloud computing providers, such as Amazon Web Services, is the question of dealing with transfer of personal data outside of the EEA. The EEA consists of the geographical area of the …

What are the Circuit Court costs in Kerry for a trespass or squatters’ rights action?

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Very often, the central consideration in examining the issue of whether or not to sue another person, relates to the costs of the action.  Oftentimes, the amount of damages awarded, will be far less than the costs involved in any …

Wards of Court Procedure in Ireland

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Where a person becomes unable to manage his or her affairs because of mental incapacity an application can be made to the Court to have this person made a Ward of Court.   The Court must decide whether the person is …

Negative Equity in Family Law Proceedings

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It is a common reality now that couples separating are faced with the issue of how to deal with negative equity on the family home or on multiple properties.  The issue is multi-faceted, in that, it will normally involve the …