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Anxiety alone not grounds for damages

Martina Fitzpatrick  v Aldi Stores Ireland Ltd 2 May 2018, Dublin Circuit Court, Judge Terence O’Sullivan While dropping her daughter’s friend in the car park of Aldi, Gort, Co Galway, in December 2015, the Plaintiff, Martina Fitzpatrick (aged 52) claimed that the car park... Continue reading

Final Report of the Personal Injuries Commission

Update by Carrie McDermott, MDM Solicitors 20 September 2018 The final report of the Personal Injuries Commission was published on 18 September 2018. The Commission, chaired by Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, was established following the Report of the Cost of the Insurance Working Group, published... Continue reading


The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Regulation (EU) 2016/679 will have direct effect in Ireland on 25 May 2018. The focus of the regulations is to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. The GDPR Regulations will... Continue reading


Personal Injury claims rise by 15% The Court Services annual report for 2016 published last July, confirms an increase in personal injury claims by 18%. Concern has been stressed by the Minister for State Michael D’Arcy that this will lead to further hikes in... Continue reading

Purcell v Tesco

High Court, 14th February 2018, Barrett J Purcell, Anthony v Tesco Ireland Ltd and David McInerney [2017] IEHC 68 Tynan, Murphy & Yelverton – solicitors for the plaintiff O’Rourke Reid – solicitors for the defendants Background The plaintiff filed an appeal against the order... Continue reading