Donegal teenager awarded €4.5M after car crashed into pole

first_imgA Donegal teenager who suffered catastrophic injuries when the car in which he was a passenger hit a telegraph pole and ended up on its roof has settled his High Court action for €4.5m.Jake McGrath was in a car owned by one of his brothers and driven by another brother when the accident happened in April 2014. The High Court heard the boy, who was 14 years old at the time, suffered catastrophic injuries and there was an issue as to whether he was wearing a seatbelt at the time.The Irish Examiner reports the settlement is against the Motor Insurers‘ Bureau of Ireland. The case against the car owner, Jake’s brother Kevin and his brother Gerard who was driving the car were struck out.Jake McGrath of Trillium, Ture, Muff, had, through his mother Caroline McGrath, sued his brothers Kevin and Gerard of the same address and the MIBI.It was claimed the car was driven too fast and was driven off the public road.Read more here https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/pontificating-wont-change-what-young-men-do-in-cars–says-judge-after-boy-settles-crash-case-901506.htmlDonegal teenager awarded €4.5M after car crashed into pole was last modified: February 4th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardcourtcrashdonegalInishowenmuffpolelast_img read more

‘Despicable’ fire attack on social housing site under investigation

first_imgGardaí have launched a probe into a fire which was started on a building site in Letterkenny on Halloween night.Significant damage was caused when a lorry was set alight and another damaged on a construction site on Long Lane which has been designated for social housing.Fire services rushed to the scene in the early hours of Friday morning to bring the fire under control. The scene has been sealed off by Gardaí who are investigating the criminal damage incident and conducting door-to-door enquiries.The fire occurred in the Ard Ban site, where construction had just recently begun on the long-awaited 29-unit social housing scheme.The cab of one lorry on the site was extensively damaged by fire and the window of another lorry was broken in.Ard Ban, Long Lane, Letterkenny. Photo: Cllr Gerry McMonagle Cllr Gerry McMonagle has branded the fire as a ‘despicable attack on the community’.He said: “We have waited over three to four years for this site to open and for work to begin. Now, within a month we have this act of vandalism.“It is not only an attack on the lorries but it is an attack on the community. We all know how badly these houses are needed in Letterkenny.“People in the area are angry to see the work delayed. The contractor has lost a day’s work, workers lost a day’s work and we just want to see it up and running again to see the homes completed as soon as possible.”The Ard Ban development has been estimated at €5million and will consist of 12 two-bed units, 14 three-bed units and two four-bed units.Cllr McMonagle is urging the public to provide information to help gardaí with their investigations in the wake of the fire. “If anyone saw anything I would strongly urge them to pass it on to the gardaí to get the people responsible brought to book. I would also call on the people responsible to think about their actions,” he said.The incident is believed to have occurred between 1am and 2am on Friday 1st November. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on (074) 916 7100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.‘Despicable’ fire attack on social housing site under investigation was last modified: November 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Irony Alert: In the Middle of Anti-Jailbreaking Lawsuit, Sony Tweets Code to PS3 Jailbreak

first_imgSony’s fictional spokesperson Kevin Butler inadvertently retweeted the jailbreak code to the Sony Playstation 3 yesterday.“Lemme guess, you sank my battleship?” read the tweet from @TheKevinButler, who then retweeted the code that’d been directed to the account by @exiva.That account, Travis La Marr’s according to his Twitter profile, gave the code with a message to Sony: “come at me.”That challenge is a reference to Sony’s recent legal actions against jailbreaking. The game-maker is in the middle of a lawsuit against George Hotz, a well known hacker in the jailbreaking community, who published code and a YouTube video online in January, with details on how to jailbreak Sony’s Playstation 3. While the legalities around jailbreaking and intellectual property are one thing, Sony has added more fuel to the fire, arguably, with what Wired describes as “aggressive pretrial discovery demands.” Sony has demanded that Google turn over the IP addresses of those who have viewed or commented on the jailbreak video on YouTube. It has also demanded that Twitter provide the identities of those who revealed the hack.Sony has been granted a temporary restraining order against Hotz, who’s removed his information about the hack from the Web. For its part, Sony appears to have deleted the tweet containing the code. But as the company may be realizing with its failure to shut down Hotz, it’s not so easy to delete information from the Internet. Tags:#gaming#NYT#web audrey watters Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more