Dr Gabriel Scally: according to his report, disclosure of the audit occurred in just 43 cases. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

At least 120 women who were not told of an audit of their smear tests under the CervicalCheck screening programme are to receive ex-gratia payments of(...)

Each injury type is given a price guide for compensation for associated pain and suffering in the Book of Quantum. Photograph: iStock

The reasons behind the escalating cost of public liability insurance are complex. But one of the explanations the Government has focused on is that co(...)

In 2015, Mr Justice Michael Hanna awarded €40,000 to a woman who, in November 2011, received a “nasty injury” when she lost her balance and fell on an escalator at Dublin Airport. The claim was dismissed on appeal, and the award overturned

Decisions in the Court of Appeal over recent years that have significantly reduced, or dismissed, personal injuries awards made in the High Court, are(...)

‘There is a claims culture. It’s all stacked against the insured, against the retailer.’

John Caulwell owns a busy Spar shop at 8 Upper O’Connell Street in Dublin. His difficulties with insurance costs began five years ago when someone sli(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine: she  has served as a judge on the Court of Appeal for the last four years, and before that was a High Court judge, having been appointed in 2007

Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the Court of Appeal judge, is to be promoted to the Supreme Court, the Government decided on Tuesday. Ms Irvine will remain i(...)

Last month the  €10 million award to former Kenmare Resources deputy chairman Donal Kinsella was cut to €250,000.Photograph: Collins

Former mining company executive Donal Kinsella will have to repay €250,000 of a €500,000 payment he received so that a record €10 million libel award (...)

Donal Kinsella, former depputy chairman of the Kenmare mining group, pictured at the Four Courts for a Court of Appeal hearing against the €10 million award he received for defamation. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal has cut a €10 million libel award – the highest ever in the State – against mining company Kenmare Resources to €250,000. The €10(...)

RTÉ may cross-examine businessman Declan Ganley over deficiencies in his discovery of documents for his defamation action over a Prime Time programme broadcast in 2008. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

RTÉ may cross-examine businessman Declan Ganley over deficiencies in his discovery of documents for his defamation action over a Prime Time programme (...)

Vicky Phelan from the CervicalCheck Patient Support Group and journalist Martina Fitzgerald at the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s FemFest conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nine months after the CervicalCheck controversy erupted in the wake of Vicky Phelan’s High Court case over a missed cancer diagnosis, frustration over(...)

HMCervicalCheckCasheuros

The Government estimates that the cost of a scheme to compensate women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy for the non-disclosure of the result(...)

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