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Appeal Against drink-driving prosecution by man who didn't get breath alcohol statement in Irish dismissed by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge by a Romanian man who argued his drink driving prosecution could not proceed because he was not supplied with a breath alcohol statement in Irish as well as in English.
The five judge court's unanimous judgment has implications for an estimated 1,000 drink driving prosecutions, many of which were on hold pending its decision.
Giving the Supreme Court judgment today, Ms Justice Iseult O'Malley stressed the issues to be decided did not relate to any asserted constitutional entitlement to an Irish language version of the statement relied upon to prove the breath alcohol level but rather its evidential status. Read More...
University Hospital Kerry is reviewing some 46,000 scans related to more than 26,000 patients after it was notified of three delayed diagnoses among patients.
The South/ South West Hospital Group, of which the hospital is a member, confirmed it was investigating patient safety concerns after receiving notification of the three serious reportable events.
It is understood that all the scans, including X-rays, cat scans and ultrasounds, relate to work carried out by one individual who is no longer working at the hospital. Read More...
Ryanair has agreed to recognise pilot unions for the first time in its 32-year history in a bid to stop its first pilot strike from taking place.
In a statement, Ryanair said it has written to the pilot unions in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
It had invited each of them to talks to recognise these unions as the representative body for pilots in Ryanair in each of these countries.
"Ryanair will now change its long standing policy of not recognising unions in order to avoid any threat of disruption to its customers and its flights from pilot unions during Christmas week," the statement said. Read More....
A customer of Permanent TSB has settled a case with the bank in what is understood to be one of the first successful tracker mortgage cases taken since the scandal broke. The case is likely to result in a number of other aggrieved borrowers going down the litigation route to seek redress and compensation.
It was disclosed in the Roscommon Circuit Court before Judge Petria McDonnell on Thursday that a case taken by Maria Page against Permanent TSB had been settled.
While the specific terms were not read out in court, it is understood that the settlement is for a sum that is a multiple of what was first offered by the bank, and that costs have also been awarded to Ms Page.
The plaintiff first took the case against the bank back in August 2015 when she received a letter from PTSB acknowledging an issue with her mortgage, and offering compensation. Read More
Proceedings in the Supreme Court are being filmed and broadcast for the first time in the history of the State.
Television cameras have been allowed in court to film two judgments being handed down.
Chief Justice Frank Clarke described it as an attempt to demystify the courts process.
The proceedings are being broadcast on RTÉ News Now and rte.ie/news.
Although cameras have been allowed into the Supreme Court on a handful of occasions, the courts have never before given permission for legal proceedings to read more...
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