Garda Patrick McDonnell, with an address at Corofin, Co Galway, pleaded guilty at Trim Circuit Court last month to a charge of dangerous driving causing the death of Jacqueline Wolohan (51) on the M4 motorway at Rossan, Kinnegad, on February 13th, 2016.

A widow’s three adult children and elderly father are to receive a settlement of some €240,000 against a garda who admitted dangerous driving causing (...)

In its alternative guide, Isme has revised downwards the range values used in the official Book of Quantum.

Payouts for personal injury claims should be cut by as much as 80 per cent, according to business lobby group Isme, which has published an alternative(...)

Claims litigated through the courts are just one part of the overall picture concerning motor settlements.

The legal bill for motor insurance claims that were settled in the courts between 2015 and 2018 amounted to just under €500 million, The Irish Times h(...)

The Central Bank’s report this week is welcome in that it provides a greater level of transparency around motor claims. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

There’s an old adage that if you’re explaining, you’re losing, and it’s one that is apt for the insurance industry right now. On Monday, the Central (...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke, has sharply rejected comments by a Fine Gael Minister which were seen by judges as an attempt to interfere with their approach to personal injury claims. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, has sharply rejected comments by a Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy which were seen by judges as an attem(...)

Facebook. File photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board has given the go-ahead to a group of former content moderators to serve proceedings against Facebook in the Hig(...)

The Taoiseach said he could not reconcile ‘inconsistencies’ in Maria Bailey’s ‘accounts to me and the media’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey did not make a “fraudulent” compensation claim against a Dublin hotel but did sign an affidavit that “overstated the impact (...)

Maria Bailey:  case has added  political fuel to stories about soaring insurance costs and threats to jobs. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It is ironic that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called in a senior counsel to review the facts of Maria Bailey’s insurance claim. This involves two theme(...)

Sinn Féin TD  Louise O’Reilly. File Photograph: Eric Luke

The insurance industry must match the “string of reforms” the Government has introduced to deal with fraudulent and exaggerated claims, the Dáil has h(...)

Some 15.3% of new recruits in construction experienced a work-related injury in 2017, compared with an average among other groups of 4-5%. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of fatal accidents in the workplace continued to decrease in 2018, but safety chiefs are concerned over an influx of inexperienced workers (...)

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