Garda who was pulled down steps of airplane by asylum seeker awarded almost €88,000 in damages (via

A garda sergeant who was injured when he was pulled down the steps of an airplane at Dublin Airport by a man seeking asylum has been awarded almost €88,000 damages against the State.

Sergeant Michael Griffin (49) told a Garda Compensation hearing in the High Court that in April 2010, while head of an immigration unit, he had noticed a man who failed to join any of the immigration queues at the airport and when spoken to said his documentation was still on the aircraft.

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Number of accusers who have made Spiritan sex abuse claims rises to 300 (via Irish Times)

Beleaguered congregation has been contacted by more than 60 people in past week alone

The number of people who have made allegations in relation to claims of abuse at Spiritans schools has risen to almost 300.

Within the past week, the Spiritan congregation has been “contacted by more than 60 people”, it was revealed at a press conference at the RDS in Dublin yesterday. The congregation had previously disclosed that 233 men had made allegations of abuse.

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Man who suffered brain injury in car crash outside GAA grounds as teen settles case for €2.7m (via

Victim sued two drivers, GAA club and council over collision that also left him with serious facial injuries

A young man who suffered a brain injury when the car in which he was a passenger was in a collision has settled his High Court action for €2.7m.

Joshua Nevin was 17 when the accident happened six years ago as another car came out of a GAA grounds in Virginia, Co Cavan, and collided with the car in which he was a front-seat passenger.

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