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IrelandMaria Bailey returns to work amid controversial swing fall compensation case

16:50  12 june  2019
16:50  12 june  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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The Irish Independent's legal editor, Shane Phelan, Joins Philip Ryan for an in-depth discussion on Maria Bailey 's compensation claim with the Dean Hotel

Maria Bailey initiated a personal injury case after falling from a swing at a Dublin hotel. A Fine Gael TD who initiated a personal injury case against a Dublin hotel after falling from a swing has said she was only concerned about having her medical bills recouped for injuries she sustained.

Maria Bailey returns to work amid controversial swing fall compensation case Maria Bailey is chairing a meeting of the Oireachtas Housing committee

FINE Gael TD Maria Bailey is back at work amid controversy over her personal injury case.

Ms Bailey is chairing a meeting of the Oireachtas Housing committee this morning, her first appearance at the committee since news of her claim against the Dean Hotel first broke last month.

Key figures within the party have said the compensation case following her fall from a swing in the hotel’s bar in July 2015 played a role in the recent elections and may have cost the party vital council seats.

Controversy surrounding Ms Bailey's case began in the final week of the campaign, with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan conceding the "optics have not been good" after the elections.

FG stays tight-lipped on whether internal probe into Bailey case will be made public

FG stays tight-lipped on whether internal probe into Bailey case will be made public FG stays tight-lipped on whether internal probe into Bailey case will be made public

Maria Bailey . ‘I had my beer in my hand and then I was reaching for my friend’s, she had a bottle of Ms Bailey dropped the case in recent days which she brought after she fell off a swing in the Dean She claimed someone was trying to negate all the good work she had done in her 15 years in politics.

SWING claim TD Maria Bailey has officially dropped her compensation claim against a top Dublin They said in a statement: “We can now confirm that Maria Bailey T.D. has officially withdrawn her Fine Gael have appointed a senior counsel to look into Bailey ’s controversial case taken against the

She did not withdraw her case until the day of the election count.

Fine Gael chiefs are expecting to receive the conclusions of an ‘internal review’ into the controversy in the coming days.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar asked a senior counsel to “establish all facts” around the case.

Ms Bailey has agreed to co-operate with the probe by barrister David Kennedy as have The Dean Hotel.

The claim suggested the swing should have been supervised. Court papers also stated that the TD was unable to run “at all” for three months after the incident.

But the Irish Independent revealed last month that she competed in a 10km race three weeks after the fall.

Leo Varadkar says Maria Bailey case 'wasn't a plus' during election campaign

Leo Varadkar says Maria Bailey case 'wasn't a plus' during election campaign In a aide-ranging interview on RTÉ this morning, Varadkar spoke about the election result, homelessness, and ruled out a reshuffle.

Bailey alleges she injured herself after falling from the swing , and that no instructions in how to use the swing had been provided. The case arose at a time when there is "considerable political focus on personal injury awards and high insurance costs."[5] Independent Senator Michael McDowell

Dún Laoghaire TD Maria Bailey is taking a personal injuries case in the Circuit Court against the Dean Hotel of The Taoiseach declined to comment on the specifics of Ms Bailey ’s case . He said the “wider issue” Motor insurance is down 25 per cent, he said, and work has been done on reducing health

Ms Bailey insisted she only wanted her medical expenses of between €6,000 and €7,000 paid and was not looking for any extra damages.

This is despite the fact her endorsement of claim stated she was seeking damages for personal injury, loss, damage and inconvenience in addition to her medical costs. The circuit court, where she took the case, can award up to €60,000 in personal injury matters.

Ms Bailey had missed an Oireachtas Housing Committee meeting last month after news of the claim became public.

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