Judge throws out €60,000 personal injury claim after finding woman gave ‘misleading’ evidence.

Judge Brian O’Callaghan dismissed the plaintiff’s personal injury claim against an Agricultural Show Society.  The judge stated that the evidence by the Plaintiff “was in some respects unreliable, in many respects quite inconsistent and quite clearly faulty in other respects”.  Judge O’Callaghan stated: “I have no option but to dismiss the claim.”  He also found…

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Can I put a caravan on my plot of land?

This is another interesting article I came across in the Irish Times.  I have bought land with no planning permission – can I put a caravan on the land?  The short answer is no.  For the purposes of camping, the planning Acts provide for temporary use of any land for the placing of a caravan…

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Can I stop my neighbour parking his van outside my house?

This is a summary of an article from the Irish Times.  Commercial vehicles parked in residential areas are occasionally the subject of complaints and can lead to difficult neighbourly relationships. There are three aspects to the query.  1. Your right to claim the parking space as your own. 2. Your neighbour’s right to park his…

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Judge dismisses personal injuries claim by GAA supporter.

Dismissing the case with an order for costs against the claimant, Judge Linnane said she had heard very good evidence from the Chairman of the County Board as to the care taken for the safety of spectators.  The Judge praised the “unbelievable” level of care taken by the GAA to safeguard fans when throwing out…

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Judge rules on case of cow that got sick and died.

Judge rules on case of cow that got sick and died. A farmer who sued another for breach of contract over a cow he bought at a clearance sale has lost his case. The cow got sick and had to be sent to the factory weeks after the sale. The farmer, who represented himself, claimed…

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