December 6

Irish Defence Forces Investigations into Toxic Chemical injuries

Irish Defence Forces Investigations into Toxic Chemical injuries Aengus O Snodaigh TD has raised certain questions regarding the allegations made about the health and safety regime of the Irish Defence Forces. The main question is if a Commission of Investigation be established in order to address allegations made relating to an ineffective or non-existent health.

August 2

Noise- Induced Hearing Loss

Noise- Induced Hearing Loss Noise induced hearing loss occurs most commonly in the workplace environment, where workers are exposed on a regular basis to noise levels of over 80dBA. Such exposure over a long period of time can result in permanent hearing impairment, which often occurs gradually. The following industries are amongst the most common.

May 8

Toxic exposure claims by former Air Corps members

Toxic exposure claims by former Air Corps employees and members A DEFENCE FORCES whistleblower has made a protected disclosure alleging that a number of children of Air Corps workers have died as a result of being exposed to toxic chemicals at Baldonnel Airfield, reported in The Journal. The State Claims Agency is currently managing six.

November 21

Chef settles claim over gas oven explosion

A €60,000 damages claim for an undisclosed figure has been settled in the Circuit Civil Court for a chef who suffered burns to his face when a gas oven exploded in the restaurant he was working in in Dublin. The plaintiff suffered flash burns to his neck, face, lips, ears, the inside of his nose.

May 17

€1.1 million ‘record’ damages awarded to former Garda

A record amount of €1.1 million euros has been awarded in the High Court to a young member of the Garda Drug Squad who was seriously injured and repeatedly stabbed while effecting an arrest. Mr Justice Bernard Barton, told barrister Paul O’Neill (Counsel for the Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform) that Garda Daryl Mullen.