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€27,000 award for bicycle accident

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first_imgEmail Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleHonour bound to Chaplet of RosesNext articleBasketball Ireland: National League Recap Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Andrew Careyandrew@limerickpost.ieSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A WOMAN who fell off her bike twice and fractured her ankle on cycle trail while in the care of Brothers of Charity has been awarded €27,000 compensation.Described as a “lovely, engaging and happy lady”, 36-year-old Marie Balfe lives at home in Shannagolden but is in the daily care of Brothers of Charity and on November 21, 2012 was on a cycling excursion on the Great Southern Trail in County Limerick.Limerick Circuit Court was told that she was asked by one of the supervisors to move to the side to allow him overtake her but she fell from her bike and off the trail. She was helped back on her bike but fell again and fractured her ankle.She was taken to the University Hospital Limerick for treatment the next day and a cast was applied after the swelling reduced two days later. She underwent physiotherapy treatment but still suffers pain after extended periods on her feet or in cold and wet weather.It was accepted by the Brothers of Charity supervisor that this was the wrong procedure to adopt.Counsel for Ms Balfe, Emmet O’Brien said that negotiations had taken place in October and an offer of €27,000 was made given that she still hadn’t full range of movement in her ankle two years after the accident.Judge O’Donnell said that he would approve the award and wished Ms Balfe well in the future after he awarded costs against the defendants.center_img NewsCrime & Court€27,000 award for bicycle accidentBy Staff Reporter – December 15, 2014 825 Advertisement Print Facebooklast_img read more

Limerick pub burglary – One man arrested and charged

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first_imgLinkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsCrime & CourtLimerickLimerick pub burglary – One man arrested and chargedBy Staff Reporter – November 30, 2020 1909 Twitter TAGSDenmark Streetpub break-in Previous article#ShopLimerick – Shop, Eat, Stay, Spend and Enjoy Local in our wonderful City of LimerickNext articleTeckro Expands Product Portfolio to Unblock Clinical Research Site Staff Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Emailcenter_img Garda investigate assault and brazen handbag snatch Vision for Limerick city centre needs to be delivered GARDI have arrested and charged a man in relation to a burglary in Limerick city on Sunday November 29.Shortly before 2.30am Gardaí received a report of a possible break-in at a pub on Denmark Street. Gardaí from Henry Street and Roxboro Road responded to the call and found a man, aged in his 20s, standing behind the bar.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was arrested and brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.He has since been charged and is due to appear before Cork City District Court this morning. Facebook Print Missing man’s body found in Limerick Quinlivan selected as Limerick Sinn Féin General Election candidatelast_img read more

Sick absence levels down

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first_imgThe time employees take off work because through sickness has dropped by oneday a year, according to a survey by the CBI and PPP healthcare. But staff still take an average of 7.8 days a year which suggests that 187million working days were lost in 1999, or 3.4 per cent of working time. Private sector employees took, on average, 2.8 days fewer than public sectorstaff. Public sector sickness absence was 9.9 days per employee in 1999,compared to 7.1 days in the private sector. CBI human resources policy director John Cridland said, “One clearmessage from the survey is that absence needs to be actively managed at asenior level. Only by understanding the causes of absence can managers designthe right policies to tackle this issue.” www.cbi.org.uk Sick absence levels downOn 1 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Tobacco Free County Facilities Begin January 1

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first_imgSubmitted by Thurston CountyThe new rules banning smoking, e-cigarettes and the use of other tobacco products at county buildings go into effect on January 1, 2014. County staffers have been hard at work since the county Board of Health approved the new policies back in May, and many county employees and visitors to county buildings have been reminded of the change in recent weeks as blue and white signs with the new policy information are appearing near doors and walkways on county properties.The new sign featuring the words “cleaner air” on a blue sky background is also featured on the county’s website. The goal of the new tobacco-free policy is to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke for employees and for guests visiting county properties. Commissioners also hope the new policy will encourage employees who do use tobacco to quit the habit.“We know there’s no such thing as a safe amount of secondhand smoke, and this new policy is a tried and tested way of reducing secondhand smoke exposure and making our facilities and campuses safer and healthier for our employees and for the public,” said Thurston County Commissioner and Board of Health Chair Karen Valenzuela.Thurston County is one of several South Sound organizations to go tobacco free. Other government agencies and large employers have adopted similar policies in recent years:Mason County – 2006Capital Medical Center – 2010Providence St. Peter Hospital – 2010Washington State Department of Health – 2010South Puget Sound Community College – 2011All county properties and worksites, including wholly-leased properties, will be subject to the new tobacco-free policy. Thurston County parks will not be subject to the new tobacco-free rules.For more information on the county’s new tobacco-free policy, click here.   Click on the blue and white graphic with the words “Coming January 1st—cleaner air.” Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more