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# compensation

This year
# Stampede
Pakistani police arrest eight people after 12 killed in Ramadan food stampede
Hundreds of women and children had rushed to collect free food and cash outside a factory in Karachi.
# legal strategy
HSE apologies: Advocates call for 'change of culture' to stop long court battles for families
Solicitors said the HSE’s actions on numerous medical negligence cases harm the ‘healing process’ for families.
Medical negligence solicitors claim that the HSE's strategy on cases remains "deny and defend".
One solicitor summarised the approach as "you deal with it when you have to deal with it".
The HSE says its open disclosure policy reflects the primacy of the rights of patients.
# compensation
Fuel station operator ordered to pay taxi driver €7.5k over alleged use of n-word by employee
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
# Courts
Child awarded €50,000 in compensation after fingertip cut off in accident with Luas seat
The girl was two years old at the time.
# compensation
Barcelona ordered to pay more than €7 million to sacked midfielder
Matheus Fernandes joined the Catalan club from Palmeiras at the end of the 2020 winter transfer.
Last year
# compensation
Primary school ordered to pay €12,000 to girl with Down Syndrome kept separate from classmates
The Workplace Relations Commission heard the girl had to spend most of her school day in a foyer outside the classroom.
# compensation
Bill to overhaul Garda Compensation Scheme completes passage through the Oireachtas
The main objectives of the Bill is to reduce the length of time it takes for compensation claims to be dealt with.
# Sexual Harassment
Cafe owner ordered to pay €2,500 to teenage waitress in sexual harassment case
The WRC found that the cafe owner had discriminated against the young woman under the Employment Equality Act.
# Disability
'Left high and dry': Wheelchair users hit out at damage caused while flying
‘What’s not understood by airlines and baggage handlers is that the wheelchair is basically somebody’s legs.’
# compensation
School ordered to pay €3,300 to 60-year-old teacher over 'energy' question during job interview
The teacher lost out in the job competition to an applicant who was 30 years younger.
# Court
Circuit court overturns WRC ruling that gave father €3k in school gender discrimination dispute
The judge ruled that the school’s actions could not be determined to be gender discrimination.
# compensation
Dublin City Council ordered to pay tenants €11,000 over ‘damp, mould and mildew’ in flat
An engineer told the court that there were also defects with regard to ventilation, insulation, flooding, overcrowding.
# Mental Health
'My son lost his smile': Families say South Kerry CAMHS compensation scheme must be non-adversarial
“There’s nothing really that can compensate for the last four years,” one father said.
All time
# mother-and-baby homes
'No understanding of trauma': Survivors hit out at 6-month rule & legal waiver in redress scheme
The Government unveiled the long-awaited Mother and Baby Home redress scheme earlier today.
# compensation
'Can you put a price on trauma?': Redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes ready
The Cabinet is set to sign off on the details of a long-awaited redress scheme later today.
# compensation
US offers to pay relatives of 10 people killed in botched Afghanistan drone strike
The US drone strike took place as American forces were completing their withdrawal.
# compensation
Sport firm dismisses credit controller after Covid childcare issue in remote working row
The Workplace Relations Commission has recommended that the firm pay her €10,000 in compensation.
# mink farming
'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers
The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.
# Hillsborough
Police forces agree Hillsborough cover-up compensation for 601 victims
The South Yorkshire and West Midlands forces agreed the settlement following a civil claim for misfeasance in a public office.
# compensation
DCU told to pay €27,500 for victimising former employee who made sexual harassment complaint
Rene O’Reilly told the hearing that her “reputation was ruined because of the dismissal and she was out of work for a year and lost her home”.
# compensation
Offaly woman attacked by pitbull terrier gets €122,000 in damages
Colene Killian has undergone surgery multiple times due to her injuries.
# Redress
'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day
Some survivors have also called on the government to take legal action against the religious orders who ran the institutions if they refuse to pay financial compensation.
# Finlay Tribunal
The State has paid out over €1 billion in compensation to victims of contaminated blood products
The tribunal has been hearing claims on a continuous basis since March 1996.
# Troubles
Stormont Executive Office acting unlawfully in delaying victims’ payouts, judge rules
The payment scheme should have opened to applications at the end of May.
# compensation
Lidl ordered to pay €17k after demoting manager to clerk following misconduct claims
James Murphy had been working for the company for 16 years.
# High Court
Wife and children of murdered garda Tony Golden agree €1.4m settlement
The garda was killed as he responded to a domestic violence complaint in 2015.
# compensation
HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims
The order was made by the Workplace Relations Commission.
# steep increase
Personal injury claims have cost the State €2 billion this decade
The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath via parliamentary question.
# Discrimination
Design engineer fired over stammer awarded €15,000 in compensation
The man’s employer blamed the ‘communication thing’.
# slip and sue
'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture'
Personal injury awards have been dropping despite suggestions that out-of-control claims are feeding prices.
# mary cavner
Magdalene Laundry survivor (80) awarded settlement for unpaid work
Mary Cavner worked at the Good Shepherd’s Convent in Co Cork following her father’s death.
# Maternity Leave
Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'
The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.
# Meath
Garda whose legs were crushed in assault awarded €975,000
Ciaran Murrihy was deliberately crushed between a stolen car and a garda vehicle, breaking his legs.
# compensation
Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage
The case was brought before the workplace relations commission.
# Insurance
'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case
Fine Gael announced yesterday it will launch an internal review of the case.
# swing-gate
Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'
TD Maria Bailey defended taking a claim against a hotel after falling off a swing.
# compensation
'A private matter': No comment from Taoiseach as TD drops swing claim against Dublin hotel
The Irish Independent reports today that TD Maria Bailey has dropped her claim against The Dean hotel.
'Upsetting and humiliating': AIB ordered to pay €4,000 to Syrian dentist over account refusal
The discrimination case was taken before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
# Unfair Dismissal
Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
Over €100k paid out in compensation to two families of prisoners who died from self-inflicted injuries
That’s according to documents provided to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC).