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IrelandMaria Bailey's personal injury claim caused 'reputational damage' for Fine Gael - Varadkar

23:15  26 may  2019
23:15  26 may  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Fine Gael TD Bailey is suing top Dublin hotel after she fell off swing

Fine Gael TD Bailey is suing top Dublin hotel after she fell off swing Fine Gael TD Bailey is suing top Dublin hotel after she fell off swing

Ms Bailey sought a personal injury claim against Dublin' s The Dean hotel over a fall from a swing. The Dun Laoghaire TD has since dropped her claim . "But certainly a lot of our candidates have said to me that it had come up on the doors and did us some reputational damage it' s hard to quantify

Maria Bailey initiated a personal injury legal action against The Dean Hotel in Dublin. The Taoiseach has said the controversy over Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey ' s legal proceedings against a Leo Varadkar said the issue, which relates to a fall from a swing at The Dean Hotel, had come up on

Maria Bailey's personal injury claim caused 'reputational damage' for Fine Gael - Varadkar An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar answers questions from the media at the local election count at City West. Photo: Tony Gavin 25/5/2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that Maria Bailey's personal injury claim caused "reputational damage" for Fine Gael.

Ms Bailey sought a personal injury claim against Dublin's The Dean hotel over a fall from a swing.

The Dun Laoghaire TD has since dropped her claim.

Speaking on RTE Radio One's This Week, Mr Varadkar said that Ms Bailey's claim was brought up when local election candidates were canvassing over the past week.

"I have always taken the view that this was a private matter. She sought this case before she was TD and it's a case that she took without any consultation with the Fine Gael party.

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

Fine Gael ’ s Maria Bailey gives car-crash interview after withdrawing legal action. Maria Bailey , (centre, with other Fine Gael TDs in 2018) claimed for medical costs, personal injury , loss, damage and inconvenience, after toppling from a swing at the Dean hotel, Dublin.

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has said she was only concerned about having her medical bills recouped for injuries she sustained after falling from a swing in a Dublin hotel Yesterday Mr Varadkar said the controversy over Ms Bailey ' s legal proceedings had caused some reputational damage to Fine Gael .

"But certainly a lot of our candidates have said to me that it had come up on the doors and did us some reputational damage it's hard to quantify that though."

"I think she has now withdrawn the case and I will have a chance to speak with her next week, I haven't had a chance to do that this week. I'd prefer to do that first," concluded Varadkar.

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