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What are your rights if you are injured while flying?

What are your rights if you are injured while flying?   Although airplane travel today is extremely safe unfortunately accidents can still occur while travelling by air causing injuries to passengers.  This can include accidents as a result of overhead luggage falling on passengers or hot drinks being spilt on passengers in the course of […]

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Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs

Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs  Article by Eamonn Fleming  The expression “Drunken Driving” is really shorthand for driving while under the influence of an intoxicant.  An intoxicant can include alcohol or drugs. The offence occurs if the Gardaí can prove, firstly, that a person drove the car, in a public place, secondly, that […]

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Speed Camera Vans;

If the flashing lights of oncoming cars do not alert you to the presence of a “camera van” around the corner you may find yourself with a fixed penalty notice which if you don’t pay will land you in the District Court the prospect of a hefty fine and penalty points.   In an article […]

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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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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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