Mr Justice George Birmingham today said the appropriate amount of damages that former accountant Bernard Delaney must pay Sinead McCarthy Garofalo for the abuse he inflicted on her throughout her childhood was ¤450,000.

The High Court has awarded €450,000 in damages to a woman whose life “was ruined” by a man who sexually assaulted her over a 10-year period.Mr Justice(...)

Sinéad McCarthy Garofalo  leaving court yesterday after giving evidence. Photograph: Collins

A woman has told the High Court her life “was ruined” and her childhood “stolen” by a man who sexually abused her over 10 years. Mr Justice George Bir(...)

The B&Q store in Naas, Co Kildare:  a now 22-year-old was awarded almost €30,000 arising out of her treatment by a supervisor at the  store. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A woman who was given the maximum award of two years’ salary for sexual harassment by the Equality Tribunal is taking a High Court case for damages ag(...)