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PFAS Exposure Among Firefighters and the Irish Legal Perspective

PFAS Exposure Among Firefighters and the Irish Legal Perspective In the line of duty, firefighters are hailed as heroes, braving flames to save lives and protect property. However, a less visible hazard lurks within their very means of combating fires—firefighting foam containing per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).  Recent studies have highlighted a concerning link between […]

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Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy The Senior Partner, Emmet Halley, represented a 17-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who has secured a final payment of €12,500,000.00 for settlement of his High Court action over the circumstances of his birth at University Hospital Waterford (formerly Waterford Regional Hospital). This brings the total settlement to in excess

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Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

New Personal Injuries Guidelines Set for Introduction on April 24 2021

In response to growing concerns about the rising costs of insurance premiums in Ireland, the government unveiled its Action Plan for Insurance Reform late last year. As part of this initiative, new Personal Injuries Guidelines came into force on April 24 2021. The Guidelines aim to reduce overall awards for claims by setting out parameters for the

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Compensation for Mother & Baby Home Survivors

Compensation for Mother & Baby Home Survivors

According to coverage from the Waterford News & Star, Waterford was mentioned in the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes more than 120 times. The report detailed abuses and neglect in several types of institutions, including mother and baby homes, county homes, industrial schools, and Magdalene laundries. The publication of the report on

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Noteworthy Medical Negligence Cases

Noteworthy Medical Negligence Cases

Emmet Halley, the firm’s senior partner,  recently settled some noteworthy cases, particularly in the medical negligence sphere. The following medical negligence case settled for €1,000,000.00. In early April 2016, our client attended at a hospital with a history of acute symptoms, including the onset of incoordination, facial numbness and leg weakness.  He had initially attended

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The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020

The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has placed an unprecedented strain on our economy and the way we do business. In an attempt to reflect this and adapt to the “new normal,” the government has introduced amendments to the Companies Act 2014 and the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1893 to 2018. The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act

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