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Health and Safety – European Commission launches initiative to better protect the health and safety of workers

Health and Safety – European Commission launches initiative to better protect the health and safety of workers

The European Commission has recently launched a new initiative to better protect workers against work-related cancer, to help businesses, in particular SME’s and micro-enterprises, in their efforts to comply with the existing legislative framework, and to put a...
Health and Safety – European Commission launches initiative to better protect the health and safety of workers

Corporate Manslaughter Bill 2016 Published

The Corporate Manslaughter Bill 2016 (‘the Bill”) recently published will create the indictable offence of “corporate manslaughter” by an undertaking and will also create the indictable offence of “grossly negligent management causing...
Personal Injury High Court – Analysis of General and Special Damages

Personal Injury High Court – Analysis of General and Special Damages

The recent case of Walsh v Tesco Ireland Limited 2016 IEHC 322 resulted in an award of 1.4m for the plaintiff and is interesting insofar as the court looked in particular in detail at the area of general and special damages.The judgement was delivered by Mr Justice...

Bullying in the Workplace – Recent High Court Case Highlighting Legal Principles

Justice Kearns delivered his recent judgement in Glynn v Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform [2014 IEHC 133] on 21st March 2014. Although the claimant was unsuccessful in her claim, the case is interesting in so far as the High Court explores the tests...

Personal Injury – Accident at Work and Contributory Negligence of 30%

In the recent case of Barry v Dunnes Stores (Clonmel) Limited 2011 1376P the plaintiff claimed damages for an accident which took place on the floor premises. Justice Irvine delivered judgement on 12th June 2013. Background This claim concerned an incident which took...