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Drunken Driving, Court of Appeal Overturns High Court Decision on Printout from Evidenzer Machine

Article by Eamonn Fleming   In September 2015 Judge Noonan in the High Court found that the failure of the Gardaí to produce the entire form of printout from the Evidenzer machine meant that the printout (English version only) did not comply with the requirement of Road Traffic Regulations, therefore was not evidence and could […]

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Cancellation of Motor Insurance Policy arising out of Drunken Driving Conviction

Article by Eamonn Fleming   I recently acted for a person in the defence of a drunken driving charge. The drunken driving incident also involved a collision that occurred between her and another person.   Having contested the drunken driving charge in full the court convicted my Client of drunk driving, fined her and disqualified […]

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Setanta Insurance, Cover or Not

Article by Eamonn Fleming As a result of the collapse of Setanta Insurance Company in 2004 approximately 1,750 claims remain in existence against policy holders with that insurance company arising out of road traffic accidents which the injured parties are claiming were caused as a result of the fault of the Setanta policy holders. The […]

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Setanta Insurance, Cover or Not

Article by Eamonn Fleming As a result of the collapse of Setanta Insurance Company in 2004 approximately 1,750 claims remain in existence against policy holders with that insurance company arising out of road traffic accidents which the injured parties are claiming were caused as a result of the fault of the Setanta policy holders. The […]

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Co-Habitation Agreements

Co-habitation Agreements – a sleeping giant The Marriage Act of 2015 went into force on the 16th November 2015 and repealed the ban on same sex marriages In Ireland. It also made provision for the recognition in Iraland of foreign same-sex marriages ( although not an automatic recognition). It phased out the entitlement of same […]

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Victims of Crime Bill

Following on an EU Directive the Government will pass the Victims of Crime Bill on the 16th November 2015.  In essence once a victim of crime makes contact with the Gardaí the Act requires the Gardaí to give information about victim support services to the victim and is obliged to refer the victim to such […]

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Consumer Rights

If you as a consumer have a difficulty in trying to get a refund when an item you have purchased is defective you are not in the minority. Very often retailers to not adequately inform customers about how to return a defective item to the seller and very often warranties get confused with statutory rights. […]

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