Tipperary Women Settle Action Made Against Tipperary Co. Co.

Two women who alleged that they suffered ankle injuries while exiting a “bird’s nest basket swing” in a South Tipperary playground, have now settled both High Court actions. No details of any of the settlements were announced in court.

Mr Michael Counihan SC, acting as counsel for the women, informed the High Court that the actions had now been settled and could be struck out. He also requested the court to record that the women were to get costs on the Circuit Court scale, including the costs of the previous High Court case.

These agreed settlements will bring to an end a long-running legal battle, which previously saw the actions taken by both women, thrown out by a High Court Judge, some two years ago.

The Court of Appeal had later ordered a retrial taken against Tipperary County Council by Sarah Kennedy, of Ballyknockane, Clogheen, Cahir, Co Tipperary, and Susan O’Mahoney, of Ballyvera, Goatenbridge, Ardfinnan, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Both women had sued over ankle injuries sustained, on different occasions, as they got out of a “bird’s nest basket swing” situated in a community playground in Newcastle, South Co. Tipperary, latter which was built using local community raised funds.


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