Irish Mirror, 31/05/19
Pat Flanagan column: If making a dodgy insurance claim like Maria Bailey, make sure you don’t get caught
Indeed, just last month Neil McDonnell, chief executive of ISME which represents small and medium enterprises, told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that spiralling insurance costs were forcing companies to close.
Woman drops compo claim against Supermac’s over ‘thumbtack in chips’ after video footage emerges
A woman – who claimed she suffered “possible PTSD” and stopped eating in restaurants after she allegedly found a thumbtack in her chips – dropped a personal injuries case against Supermac’s after footage emerged of her dining in a hotel.
Insurance reform in the media
Calls for greater transparency around insurance sector profits and ‘secret settlements’
A GROUP campaigning for insurance reform has called for greater transparency around the profits earned by the sector and what it said were “secret settlements” being made by insurers.
Judge hits out at lack of medical evidence for personal injury cases: ‘It’s got out of hand’
At Dublin District Court’s civil list today, Judge Michael Coghlan said a truck could be driven in through the gaps in a medical reports furnished in one case.
‘We all know someone who got compo for an injury’ – ex-FG candidate defends Bailey
A former Fine Gael election candidate has leaped to the defence of Maria Bailey, claiming everyone knows a family member or friend who has lodged a compensation claim.
The Irish Times, 07/06/19
Same old same old in insurance and personal injury debate
Compo culture is not a recent scam. Vested interests from all sides have fuelled it for years.
THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES FROM THE IRN:
‘Performance’ dismissal of credit union loan manager was unfair
A former head of business development at a credit union has been awarded €25,500 for his unfair dismissal, five months short of his contract’s completion.
Redundancy of technician was ‘bona fide’
A WRC adjudicator has upheld the decision of a charity to make redundant a senior technician who had asserted it was he “personally” who was being made redundant, and not the post.
Pregnant teacher was made redundant after requesting safety leave
A teacher, made redundant by a school after she raised health and safety issues pertaining to her pregnancy, has been awarded €15,000 for discrimination.