Ethel Watkins, grandmother of Ella Watkins of Esker Glebe, Lucan, Co Dublin pictured leaving court with solicitor, Fintan Lawlor after the case   was settled. Photograph: Collins Courts

The family of a woman who died after being thrown nine feet in the air in a hit and run accident has secured a €135,000 settlement at the High Court o(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court heard the car that fatally struck Caroline Watkins in May 2014  was travelling over the speed limit, no brakes were applied and it continued on without slowing down following the impact. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A woman struck in a hit-and-run incident was flung 9ft into the air as her shocked partner looked on helplessly, an inquest heard.Caroline Watkins (40(...)