Two women can recover damages from a council, but not a bus company over injuries they suffered when a bus “wobbled” as it crossed a half-open manhole. Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke told the women that there had been no negligence on the part of Dublin Bus – but said they were entitled to recover damages from Dublin City Council. Judge Groarke told Dublin Bus that a manhole cover had not been properly replaced following street works and this, in all probability, had been responsible for the injuries to the two women. The women sued Dublin Bus and Dublin City Council for damages of up to €60,000 in each case for personal injuries they suffered when the bus hit the open manhole. Both told the court that on July 25, 2013, they were passengers on the 56A when it hit the manhole on Cookstown Road, near Springfield, West Dublin. They said the bus lifted them up off their seats and they received whiplash injuries which had lasted up until their very recent recovery. Judge Groarke, dismissing the case against Dublin Bus with an order over for costs against Dublin City Council, awarded one lady €5,836 and the other lady €7,915. He said their injuries were relatively minor.