Leo Varadkar says controversial printer costs are matter for Oireachtas commission
Leo Varadkar says controversial printer costs are matter for Oireachtas commissionIt comes after a report found that the total cost of the printer, including its installation fee, came to almost 1.8 million euro (£1.5 million).
CRITICISM: Robert Troy said there is ‘an insidious cabal’. Picture: Tom Burke
There are countless ways a personal injury claim can arise against the government . Under The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), lawsuits can be filed against the federal government for injuries that occur on government property or due to accidents caused by federal employees.
Most governments have enacted laws that contain rules for filing an injury claim against them, and through these laws (usually called "Tort Claims Acts" Government -Affiliated Organizations: a "Gray Area". Knowing when the government is involved in an accident or injury is not always clear in every
A Fianna Fail TD has said that a lack of movement by the Government on compensation culture has incentivised people to take claims. Robert Troy, the party's spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, was responding to the investigation published by the Irish Independent yesterday which found that some doctors are fuelling Ireland's compensation culture by actively encouraging patients to bring personal injury claims.
The probe also discovered that some doctors are even recommending particular solicitor firms. Mr Troy said that the investigation highlights that "an insidious cabal exists" between a minority of doctors and solicitors "who are the big winners out of this. "They have been free to carry out their activities as a result of Government lethargy," he said.
Hungarian government hits back over claims country is pulling out of Eurovision because it’s ‘too gay’
The Hungarian government has hit back at claims that the country pulling out of the Eurovision Song Contest because it’s “too gay”. The Hungarian government has hit back at claims that the country pulling out of the Eurovision Song Contest because it’s “too gay”.
Each state has its own time limits within which you have to file a formal claim against a government entity. For more information on claims stemming from accidents that involved the city, county, municipality, or other such entity, see our section on Injury Claims Against Government Entities.
The most common claim in a personal injury case is negligence and the time limit for this is 3 years. This means that court proceedings must be issued within 3 years of you first Accredited lawyers from senior litigator level upwards have at least five years' experience of dealing with personal injury claims .
Close-up Of A Businessperson With Broken Arm Filling Health Insurance Claim Form On Wooden Desk The undercover investigation by the Irish Independent found at least seven firms are sending clients to the same orthopaedic surgeon. It also uncovered how:
Some medical reports were found to be "word-for-word", "copy and paste like" and with incorrect patient names;
Solicitors and claimants asked doctors to amend medical reports;
Physical examinations for whiplash lasted as little as 40 seconds;
One solicitor claimed he's paying a GP in bulk "for up to 10 medical reports at a time", but said they "don't have a special relationship". In a statement, Mr Troy said that one of the main reasons for the "excessive insurance premiums being foisted upon businesses the length and breadth of the country" is as a result of false claims.
'I'm so proud, I can walk, talk and dance' – boy with cerebral palsy gets €3.6m
A seven-year-old boy with cerebral palsy has secured an interim €3.6m payment under a settlement of his action over the circumstances of his birth at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). Outside court, Iarlaith Ó Cinnéide, who the High Court heard has received an advanced form of physiotherapy, smiled as he told journalists: "I'm so proud of my progress, I can walk and talk and eat and dance.
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"Massive settlements are being made, in many cases unbeknownst to the insurance holder, and this is driving up the cost of insurance for everyone," he added. "While I absolutely acknowledge that compensation is only right where there are genuine cases, all too often we hear of monumental pay-outs for what can only be described as very minor incidents."
© Highwaystarz-Photography Couple Reading Letter About Husband's Injury The Longford-Westmeath TD said that there has been "no movement" on a Bill that Fianna Fail introduced in 2018 to tackle insurance fraud. "It [the Bill] would provide that where a court dismisses a case on the basis that it is a fraudulent action, the court must refer the matter to the DPP. It would also mandate that legal costs be paid by the claimant," he said.
"In March, Minister Flanagan indicted that Government would bring forward a memorandum with a decision on progressing the Bill or not by the end of that month. Here we are in November, and having written to the minister multiple times since, there is still no movement on the matter.
Insurance scammers facing 10 years in jail for perjury
New laws to crack down on 'compo culture' by jailing people who lie under oath for up to 10 years could be passed by TDs within days. The Government is moving to fast-track legislation that will seek to put the offence of perjury on a statutory footing for the first time.
If you have been in a car accident, and the other driver was at fault, you may end up making a claim under the uninsured And as the saying goes, you can't get blood from a stone, so your better course of action is probably to make a Every insurance company has a duty to handle claims in good faith.
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"Over a year since the Bill was introduced it is unconscionable that Government continues to obstruct it, despite the support it received and the pleas from all corners, to progress it and tackle insurance fraud once and for all."
Mr Troy acknowledged that it is not a widespread practice for solicitors to ask for amended GP reports. He also said that many GPs and solicitors are "appalled" by the story, but called on the representative bodies of GPs and solicitors to investigate the claims. "These people are bringing their professions into disrepute."
© Thierry Monasse BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 03: Irish Minister for justice Charles Flanagan (L) is talking with the EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders (R) prior the European Justice ministers council in the Europa building, the EU Council headquarter, in Brussels, Belgium, 03 December 2019. Justice ministers will look at environmental crime, the setting of EPPO, and regulations on the service of documents and the taking of evidence. (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images) At one stage during the Irish Independent investigation, a reporter was told that it was "probably best to leave out" of the medical report that she suffered from back and neck stiffness prior to a "rear-ending accident". A solicitor said, "You're still worth 10 grand" when the reporter asked what happens if she had fully recovered. The solicitor added: "If you get seven-and-a-half grand into your hand after all expenses… that's happy days."
Varadkar: It seems that the cure for whiplash in Ireland is a compensation payment
Varadkar: It seems that the cure for whiplash in Ireland is a compensation payment , not a medical treatment," Mr Varadkar told the Dáil. The reporting by the Irish Independent was praised by Mr Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin who questioned the Taoiseach on the “considerable inertia” and “lack of urgency” with reforms to drive down insurance costs. Mr Martin said two pieces of Fianna Fáil legislation needed to be "fast-tracked".
How to use lethargy in a sentence. Example sentences with the word lethargy . lethargy example sentences. Normally, it's not a big issue; but coupled with your dog's lethargy and personality change, I'd say it's time to get in touch with your vet.
Accidents and Injuries . Accident & Injury Law. Defenses to Negligence Claims . Contributory negligence has led to harsh results in some cases, and the majority of states have replaced the doctrine with an alternative called comparative negligence (also called "non-absolute contributory
The probe also discovered how some solicitors and claimants are even asking doctors to amend medical reports.
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Jan. 1: Austria legalizes same-sex marriage
Deeming all existing laws discriminatory, the Constitutional Court of Austria legalized marriage between same-sex couples. In doing so, Austria joined several other European nations such as Germany, France and Spain. Prior to this, same-sex couples in the country were only allowed to enter legal partnerships but not get married.
(Pictured) Revelers participate in the EuroPride event in Vienna, Austria, on June 15.
Jan. 1: Qatar withdraws from OPEC
In December 2018, Qatar’s Minister of Energy Saad Sherida al-Kaabi announced that the nation would withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), claiming that the move represents a “technical and strategic” change. The country made the decision after analyzing ways to make its international standing better. The withdrawal came into effect on the first day of 2019, bringing an end to over 50 years of membership.
Jan. 3, 2019: China accomplishes first landing on the far side of moon
China became the first nation in the world to safely and successfully land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. This side of the moon never faces the Earth, so any mission would require a relay satellite. China’s Queqiao relay satellite helped the Chang’e-4 probe land at the Von Kármán crater. The mission aims to study the age and composition of the region and get more information about the early solar system and Earth.
Insurance payouts cap could go to referendum - Varadkar
The Taoiseach has raised the prospect of holding a referendum to cap insurance payouts if the Government's reforms do not work. Mr Varadkar raised the possibility at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting last night where TDs spoke out on the issue. Dublin Bay-South deputy Kate O'Connell hit out at people taking unjustified personal injury claims. Ms O'Connell said "life is a contact sport" and sometimes people fall over and hurt themselves and it's nobody else's fault.Ms O'Connell said TDs make laws that are being "pushed to the limits" by some professionals advising people on making claims.
While companies have a huge role to play in driving climate change, says Faria, the barrier is the “absolute tension” between short-term profitability and the urgent need to reduce emissions. A Carbon Tracker study in 2015 found that fossil fuel companies risked wasting more than tn over the coming
Video: Injury Claims Against the Government . Government Injury Claim Questions & Answers. Filing a government injury claim can be complicated and confusing. After all, the rules were written by many of Some legal experts say sovereign immunity only applies to the federal government , while
(Pictured) The Yutu-2 rover, which was a part of the mission, is photographed by Chang'e-4 on the moon.
Jan. 25: Brazil dam disaster kills over 230
A dam at the Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine ruptured near the municipality of Brumadinho, letting loose a massive mudflow which destroyed the mine offices during lunchtime, along with several houses, roads and farms. Around three months later, the Civil Police of Minas Gerais posted a final death tally of 237, with 33 missing.
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Jan. 28: US charges Huawei with fraud
Adding to the trade tension between the two countries, the U.S. filed 23 charges against Chinese telecom company Huawei and its Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou. The charges included theft of technology, obstruction of justice and bank fraud. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (pictured) said, “For years, Chinese firms have broken our export laws and undermined sanctions, often using US financial systems to facilitate their illegal activities. This will end.” Huawei rejected the charges in a statement, saying it didn't commit "any of the asserted violations" and that it "is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng."
Feb. 3: First papal visit to Arabian Peninsula
Pope Francis became the first in history to visit the Arabian Peninsula after arriving in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The purpose of the visit was to participate in a conference on Christian-Muslim relations and hold a huge mass at the Abu Dhabi sports arena for the Catholic community there.
Fianna Fáil set to make fresh effort to block judges bill
Fianna Fáil is to mount a fresh attempt to block controversial legislation to overhaul how judges are appointed after the Government guillotined debate in the Seanad. Justice spokesman Jim O'Callaghan said he plans to put down amendments to the bill when it returns to the Dáil in the new year. "We will continue to oppose it. It is still a very bad piece of legislation, notwithstanding the amendments made in the Seanad," he said.
Many states have one time limit for claims against a city, town, county, or municipality, and another for claims against the state or a state agency. However, not all states have a government -specific time limitation, and you may only need to be aware of the general statute of limitation for your injury .
A personal injury lawyer examines settlement amounts. Find out what YOUR claim is worth. This can later have a bearing on proving your personal injury case to the insurance company and claim ’s adjuster. Many clients are surprised that a doctor said something in his notes that indicated they were
Feb. 12: Macedonia is renamed
Bringing an end to a decades-long dispute with Greece and taking a step forward for integration into NATO and the European Union, the Republic of Macedonia officially changed its name to Republic of North Macedonia. According to state spokesman Mile Boshnjakovski, the national language would still be called "Macedonian."
Feb. 14: Attack on Indian security forces
Nearly 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed as an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into their bus in the district of Pulwama in the Jammu and Kashmir region. India blamed Pakistan for the attack, and claimed to bomb a terrorist training camp in Pakistan on Feb. 26.
Feb. 19: Karl Lagerfeld dies
The iconic fashion designer, who was the creative director for Chanel, died at the age of 85 in Paris, France. Lagerfeld, who is credited for reinventing the Chanel and Fendi brands, had been keeping unwell for several weeks.
March 5: Stem cell transplant makes patient’s HIV 'undetectable'
In only the second case of its kind, a stem cell transplant made a London patient’s HIV “undetectable.” Doctors reported that he was in remission for 18 months and had stopped taking HIV drugs. Although experts suggest that it’s too early to say that he was completely cured of HIV, but this marks a step closer to finding a cure.
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March 10, 2019: Ethiopian Airlines plane crash kills 157
The Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, Ethiopia, after taking off from the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. All 157 people onboard lost their lives. The incident was similar to that of a Lion Air plane crash in October 2018. Both aircraft were Boeing 737 MAX 8 models, which sparked a global debate about its safety and resulted in the grounding of the model by carriers and regulators around the globe.
Ireland's motor insurance 'rip-off culture' exposed as companies see profits increase despite claims costs falling
Ireland's motor insurance 'rip-off culture' exposed as companies see profits increase despite claims costs fallingThis was one of the findings of the special Central Bank report commissioned to find out why consumers are being fleeced with spiralling motor insurance costs.
and has been subject to continued congressional concerns, namely whether Scholars have found that its enforcement discourages U.S. firms from investing in foreign markets, particularly those to so-called facilitating payments that were made to ensure that government functionaries discharged
(Pictured) An investigator with the U.S. National Transportation and Safety Board explores at the crash site.
March 14: Cyclone Idai makes landfall in Mozambique
Over 1,000 people lost their lives after the Category 3 cyclone made landfall in Mozambique, wreaking havoc in the country along with neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. It resulted in heavy rains and flooding of rivers, which inundated entire villages. According to estimates by the World Bank, the affected countries faced financial damages of over $2 billion.
March 15: Terror attack kills 50 in New Zealand
At least 50 people were killed and 50 more wounded after a gunman opened fire at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch. The assailant, later identified as Australian citizen Brenton Harrison Tarrant, was arrested and charged with murder. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the attacks as "one of New Zealand's darkest days," and the country passed a sweeping ban on semi-automatics and assault rifles six days later.
(Pictured) Ardern hugs a mourner in Wellington on March 17.
April 10, 2019: First-ever image of black hole unveiled
Captured by the Event Horizon Telescope, the first-ever image of a black hole was released on this day. Located in the Messier 87 galaxy, the black hole is 500 million trillion kilometers away from Earth and nearly three million times the size of our planet.
April 11, 2019: Julian Assange arrested
Seven years after taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, England, the WikiLeaks founder was arrested after the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London found him guilty of failing to surrender to the court. He also faces federal conspiracy charges in the U.S. for leaking government secrets.
April 15, 2019: Fire breaks out at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
A structure fire broke out at the iconic Parisian cathedral, damaging most parts of the building’s roof and its spire. Its stone-vaulted ceiling restricted damages to the interiors. French president Emmanuel Macron said that the cathedral will be rebuilt and launched an international fundraising campaign to help with the costs.
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April 21, 2019: Serial bomb blasts in Sri Lankan capital
On Easter Sunday, a series of bomb blasts at churches, hotels and a housing complex in and around Colombo killed more than 300 people and wounded more than 500. An island-wide curfew was imposed until the next day. On April 23, the Islamic State militant outfit claimed responsibility for the attacks.
April 21: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is elected Ukraine president
In a runoff election, Ukrainian comedian and Servant of the People party’s Volodymyr Zelensky scored a landslide victory to become the sixth president of the nation. He defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko, taking more than 73 percent of the votes.
April 26: Kim Jong Un meets with Vladimir Putin
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin and other leaders of the nation. Putin said that Kim “talked freely on all issues that were on the agenda,” adding that the North Korean leader needs international security guarantees in exchange for ending the country’s nuclear program. The meeting came after talks between the U.S. and North Korea broke down in February.
April 30: Uprising against Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro
Nicolás Maduro’s re-election to a second term in May 2018 was met with flak amid claims of vote-rigging and opposition boycott. In January 2019, Popular Will party leader Juan Guaidó (pictured) declared himself interim president, gaining support from the citizens as well as winning recognition from over 50 nations. On April 30, he led an uprising called “Operation Freedom” to oust Maduro's regime. At least four people were reportedly killed in the ensuing clashes.
April 30, 2019: First abdication by a Japanese monarch in two centuries
The first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years, Emperor Akihito stepped down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, marking the end of the Heisei era. A day later, his son Naruhito ascended the throne, ushering in the Reiwa era.
May 1: Thai king marries a commoner
In a surprise ceremony, Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn married the deputy head of his personal security unit. A royal statement said: the king "has decided to promote General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya, his royal consort, to become Queen Suthida and she will hold royal title and status as part of the royal family."
May 6: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is born
Seventh in line of succession to the British throne, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
May 6: 'Avengers: Endgame' becomes fastest to reach $2B mark
Within just the second weekend of its release, “Avengers: Endgame” became the fastest to cross $2 billion in global collections. It toppled the collection of “Titanic” (1997), which stands at $2.18 billion, in 11 days. The collection of “Endgame” in the last week of June was $2.75 billion and the only film that surpasses it is “Avatar” (2009), with a worldwide collection of $2.78 billion.
(L-R) Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, actors Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans. Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at a Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on April 23.
*Collection figures from BoxOfficeMojo and correct as of June 27.
May 17: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage
Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. A constitutional court had already ruled the same in 2017 and the parliament was given a two-year deadline to pass the changes.
May 20: Niki Lauda passes away
The three-time Formula One world champion from Austria died at the age of 70, after undergoing a lung transplant eight months back. "With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement released by an Austrian press agency. Lauda won the F1 title in 1975, 1977 and 1984.
May 23: Narendra Modi’s landslide win in Indian general elections
In an election that saw as many as 900 million citizens casting their votes, incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attained a landslide victory, winning 303 out of 543 seats. The substantial win confirmed a second term for Modi as the country’s prime minister.
(Pictured) Modi takes oath at the swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi, on May 30.
June 7: Theresa May formally resigns
After nearly three years of serving as the U.K. prime minister, May formally quit as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party over failed Brexit negotiations. She remains the prime minister until the party elects a new leader in July 2019.
(Pictured) May breaks down as she makes the first official announcement of her resignation on May 24.
June 9: Over a million protest Hong Kong extradition bill
More than half a million people attended a march protesting a proposed legislation that allowed extradition of individuals, including foreign nationals, to mainland China for trial. After the protests turned violent, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said that the bill would be indefinitely delayed. However, protests continued to ensure the complete withdrawal of the bill. Later, on Sept. 4, Lam announced the formal withdrawal of the controversial bill.
June 11: Botswana decriminalizes homosexuality
In a landmark ruling, the Botswana High Court ruled in favor of decriminalizing homosexuality, rejecting laws that earlier imposed up to seven years in prison for same-sex relationships citing them unconstitutional. Commenting on the decision, Judge Michael Elburu said, “Sexual orientation is not a fashion statement. It is an important attribute of one’s personality.”
June 18: Marta becomes top goalscorer in soccer World Cup history
With her goal against Italy during a FIFA Women's World Cup match in Valenciennes, France, Brazilian striker Marta (#10) overtook German star Miroslav Klose as the leading goalscorer in women's or men's World Cup tournaments. This was her 17th goal at the World Cup.
June 19: Four charged in MH17 crash case
In July 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was shot down while flying over Ukraine, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Nearly five years later, a Dutch-led joint investigation team (JIT) charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with bringing a missile into the area and with murder. Global arrest warrants have been issued for the four suspects, and the court hearing will begin in the Netherlands on March 9, 2020.
June 30: Trump becomes first to cross over to North Korea
Trump crossed over the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and set foot in North Korea in order to shake hands with Kim Jong Un, becoming the first sitting American president to enter the country. The landmark event happened at a one-day summit held at the DMZ between the U.S., North Korea and South Korea.
July 24: Boris Johnson becomes British PM
Defeating Jeremy Hunt in the Conservative Party leadership election, Johnson succeeded Theresa May in becoming the U.K. prime minister. He had earlier served as the Mayor of London (2008-16) and the foreign secretary (2016-18).
Aug. 3: Mass shooting at Texas store
At least 20 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, U.S. The suspected attacker, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, surrendered to the police when they approached him inside the store.
Aug. 21: Brazil research center says Amazon fire raging at record rate
The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported that the fires at Amazon rainforests were raging at a record rate. By August, Brazil had already witnessed 72,843 fires – an increase of 80 percent compared with same period last year. At the G7 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron engaged in talks with other nations and allocated $22 million in emergency aid to the affected countries. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rejected the offer initially, but later said that he would respond only after Macron withdrew his insults. Macron had earlier accused Bolsonaro of "lying" to him during trade talks.
Sept. 1: Hurricane Dorian makes landfall
The strongest known tropical cyclone to impact the Bahamas, Category 5 storm Dorian made landfall in the northern Bahamas, with a wind speed of 185 mph (298 kph) and torrential rains. It weakened considerably by the time it reached the U.S. and made its way to Canada, before dissipating near Greenland a few days later. At least 50 lives were lost and nearly 76,000 people were left homeless, as per U.N. estimates.
Sept. 23: Thomas Cook collapses
One of the most popular and oldest travel companies in the world, Thomas Cook collapsed into liquidation and ceased operations with immediate effect following a failed financial rescue, leaving nearly 600,000 tourists stranded all over the world. Segments of the company were sold off to various purchasers.
(Pictured) Thomas Cook passengers wait at the Palma de Mallorca Airport in Spain on Sept. 23.
Sept. 27: Climate Strike march in Canada
Under the leadership of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 500,000 people participated in a march to demand action against and raise awareness about climate change. Nearly four million more people organized rallies all around the world in leading cities such as Milan, Budapest and New Delhi.
Oct. 18: First-ever all-woman spacewalk
NASA astronauts Jessica Meir (L) and Christina Koch created history by performing an all-woman spacewalk, as they replaced a battery charge/discharge unit on the International Space Station. Koch said later, “In the past women haven’t always been at the table. It’s wonderful to be contributing to the space program at a time when all contributions are being accepted, when everyone has a role. That can lead in turn to increased chance for success.”
Oct. 27: ISIS leader confirmed dead
U.S. President Donald Trump announced in a press briefing that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the fugitive Islamic State leader, killed himself during a U.S. military operation in northwest Syria. "The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him," said Trump.
Nov. 9: Verdict on Ayodhya dispute
Back in Dec. 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid mosque was destroyed during a political rally in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India. For years, there have been debates and dispute around the site where the mosque was initially built, as the Hindus regard it as a holy birthplace of deity Rama.
On this day, the Supreme Court ordered the disputed land to be handed over to a government-created trust to build a temple for Lord Rama. The court also ordered that five acres of separate land would be provided to the Sunni Waqf Board to build a mosque.
(Pictured) Lawyers and other supporters cheer in favor of the verdict in front of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.
Nov. 13: Impeachment hearings against Trump begin
An impeachment inquiry was launched against U.S. President Donald Trump following reports that he pressurized Ukraine for providing damaging narratives against 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. On this day, the first two inquiry witnesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, George Kent, and former ambassador and U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testified against the president.
(Pictured) House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA) listen to testimonies during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C.
Nov. 14: Italy declares emergency over Venice floods
After high tides caused record flooding in Venice, the Italian government announced a state of emergency to deal with the damages done to daily life, public and private services as well as the architectural landmarks of the city. The high tide of Nov. 12 was reported to have caused hundreds of millions of pounds' worth of damage and left more than 80 percent of the city underwater. One of the worst hit areas was St. Mark's Square (pictured), which is among the lowest parts of the city.
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Ireland's motor insurance 'rip-off culture' exposed as companies see profits increase despite claims costs falling .
Ireland's motor insurance 'rip-off culture' exposed as companies see profits increase despite claims costs fallingThis was one of the findings of the special Central Bank report commissioned to find out why consumers are being fleeced with spiralling motor insurance costs.