Posts from September 2020

Patient in 80s or 90s was first admitted in 1980s but essentially remains a ‘John Doe’ 
The Health Service Executive may seek High Court permission to take a DNA sample from an unidentified vulnerable elderly man, who has been in a psychiatric hospital here for more than 30 years, in a bid to identify him. 
Judge said airline was clearly negligent and he did not see how liability should have been maintained 
A Ryanair baggage handler who injured his arm when he gave a colleague a lift up to close a plane cargo hold has been awarded €64,536 damages by the High Court. 
Doctors consider treatment ‘crucial’ to keep worst aspects of cleric’s depression at bay 
The president of the High Court has made orders permitting the continuation of Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment for an elderly priest suffering from severe treatment resistant depression. 
Irish arm of New Look putting together survival plan for outlets 
The High Court has granted permission to the Irish arm of fashion retailer New Look to pay a tax bill of nearly €2.7 million, as the company puts together a survival plan amid financial losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Court heard nurse presented forged prescriptions to obtain medications for own use 
A nurse has had her registration cancelled by the High Court after being found guilty of professional misconduct over falsifying prescriptions under which she obtained certain medications for her own use. 
Gardaí conducted thousands of checks on licensed premises around the State last week 
Another 15 pubs around the country were found to be in breach of the Covid-19 restrictions following inspections last week, gardaí have said. 
Court told sister has reduced number of structures erected without planning permission on Co Cork site 
A nun has been given nine months to find a new place to live and worship after a judge accepted she had made a genuine effort to dismantle a hermitage she established without planning permission in Co Cork. 
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