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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Grope victim's €100k payout

A YOUNG woman who sustained a serious leg injury from a fall on holiday while trying to get away from a man who was groping her has been awarded €100,000 damages by the High Court.

Laura Monaghan fell from a platform she was dancing on while trying to escape the inappropriate attentions of Martin O'Brien. The incident occurred while Ms Monaghan was on holiday on the Greek Island of Kos on May 14, 2003, when she was 16.

Ms Monaghan (now 25) of Greenfort Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin, sued Martin O'Brien, with addresses at The Old Domain, Borrisokane, Co Tipperary and The Green, Clara, Co Offaly, for assault.

Judgment had previously been obtained against O'Brien. No defence was tendered on his behalf.

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