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IrelandMinister: It's a matter for Maria Bailey whether or not to withdraw swing fall personal injury claim

17:15  25 may  2019
17:15  25 may  2019 Source:   independent.ie

'TD Swing case undermines FG compensation reforms' - Maria Bailey case is criticised by former Justice Minister Michael McDowell

'TD Swing case undermines FG compensation reforms' - Maria Bailey case is criticised by former Justice Minister Michael McDowell THE Government’s efforts to tackle claims culture cannot be taken seriously when a Fine Gael TD is taking a case over falling off a swing, a former Justice Minister warned. Independent Senator Michael McDowell highlighted the controversy surrounding Maria Bailey’s personal injury action against The Dean Hotel in the Seanad. She claims she suffered injuries to her head, back and hip when she fell from a swing inside the premises on Dublin’s Harcourt Street. The hotel is denying any liability.

The Dún Laoghaire TD Maria Bailey is taking a personal injuries case in the Circuit Court against the Dean “Who are [Fine Gael] in Leinster House giving out about a claim culture if they are doing it Ms Bailey is represented in the case by Madigan Solicitors, the family company of Minister for Arts

A former minister for justice has criticised a Fine Gael TD for suing a Dublin hotel after she fell off a swing at the property. It has been reported that Dún Laoghaire TD Maria Bailey is taking a personal injury legal action against The Dean Hotel on Dublin' s Harcourt Street for an alleged incident where

Minister: It's a matter for Maria Bailey whether or not to withdraw swing fall personal injury claim Fine Gael's Maria Bailey. Photo: Steve Humphreys

MINISTER Josepha Madigan has said it's up to Maria Bailey whether or not she should withdraw her personal injury legal action against a Dublin hotel.

Ms Bailey is being represented by Ms Madigan's family law firm in the case she has taken against the Dean Hotel after she fell out of a swing in 2015.

Ms Madigan has said she left the practice in 2017. She refused to say if she had any role in advising Ms Bailey saying it would be a "confidential matter".

Minister: It's a matter for Maria Bailey whether or not to withdraw swing fall personal injury claim Maria Bailey. Picture: Tom Burke

Ms Bailey has been at the centre of controversy over her legal action all week amid an increased political focus on personal injuries payouts and spiraling insurance costs for businesses.

Minister defends Fine Gael TD's right to take personal injury action against Dublin hotel

Minister defends Fine Gael TD's right to take personal injury action against Dublin hotel Minister defends Fine Gael TD's right to take personal injury action against Dublin hotel

Former minister for justice Michael McDowell has criticised a Fine Gael TD who has taken a personal injuries case against a Dublin hotel. But he said “the proposition is being put in court that there should be supervisors for swings when adults are using them and that it ’ s a matter of civil liability if

It ’ s always very popular. It could be argued that the minor controversy over Maria Bailey ’s court But as Ministers vow to take action on behalf of frustrated business people hit by what by they say is Martin stressed that he wasn’t familiar with “the specifics” of the claim and whether or not there were

Culture Minister Ms Madigan was speaking to reporters at the RDS count centre in the wake of an exit poll that shows her proposal to cut the waiting time for divorce is set to pass by a landslide.

She was also asked if Ms Bailey should withdraw her case and replied: "I think that's a matter for Maria Bailey.

"I'm not going to comment on an individual case. I think that's a matter for herself."

Minister: It's a matter for Maria Bailey whether or not to withdraw swing fall personal injury claim Busy: Bailey running The Bay 10k

She added that she did not know the status of the case as she no longer works for Madigan's Solicitors.

Ms Madigan was asked if she had any role in advising Ms Bailey.

"I don't even know the status of it and even if I did I'm not going to comment on that either. It's a confidential matter."

Pressed on whether she had any role in advising Ms Bailey to take the case she replied:

Swing case TD Maria Bailey drops compensation claim against hotel

Swing case TD Maria Bailey drops compensation claim against hotel FINE GAEL TD Maria Bailey is withdrawing her compensation claim against a Dublin hotel over a fall from a swing, Independent.ie can reveal. The Dun Laoghaire TD’s move comes after a week when the controversy overshadowed her party’s local and European election campaigns. She lodged a personal injuries claim on the basis that she suffered injuries to her head, lower back and hip after falling backward off the swing in the well-known Dean hotel. It is claimed Ms Bailey can no longer sit or stand for long period without experiencing pain and discomfort as a result of the incident in July 2015. Ms Bailey now says: "I had nothing to hide.

Dún Laoghaire TD Maria Bailey is taking a personal injuries case in the Circuit Court against the Dean She is claiming damages of up to €60,000 over injuries she alleges she suffered to her head, back and Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty would not comment specifically on the case.

Maria Bailey alleges negligence or breach of duty against the Dean Hotel over a fall from a swing Fine Gael would not comment on whether it was told about the case prior to it entering the public When asked about McDowell’ s claim , Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said she would not

"Whether I did or didn't there's client solicitor confidentiality so I'm not in a position to say. I'm not involved in the firm at all. It's nothing to do with me."

Minister: It's a matter for Maria Bailey whether or not to withdraw swing fall personal injury claim Fine Gael TDs, from left, Kate O’Connell, Maria Bailey and Hildegarde Naughton during an International Women’s day photocall last year. Photo: Gerry Mooney

She was asked if the case has been damaging to Fine Gael but didn't respond directly.

Asked about the exit poll results for the party, she said: "There's been a number of issues. You have to put this into context.

"This is a mid-term election. In the last 20 years there's no government that has made gains in a mid term election."

She pointed to increased support for Fine Gael in the European elections and said: "I think it's a recognition of the Taoiseach and Tánaiste and the work they've done in relation to Brexit so that's a positive."

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