Girl (11) receives €22,000 after ear lobe split


A six-year-old schoolgirl's right ear lobe split only a month after having her ears pierced, a court has heard.

Judge Matthew Deery in the Circuit Civil Court approved a settlement offer of €22,000 to Nicole Smyth, now 11, of Elm Drive, Lucan, Co Dublin.

Barrister John P Kehoe told the court that the offer, together with legal costs, had been made by the defendants, Claire's Accessories UK Limited, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Lucan.