Doctor's claim over urine fails
A DOCTOR has lost a High Court action in which he claimed he suffered post traumatic stress after a drunk driver poured a urine specimen over his head.
Dr Athtkar Mansoor (67) sued the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform over the incident in Tullamore Garda Station in 2000.
The court heard the drunk driver returned to the doctor's room with a jug containing the urine sample and threw the contents over Dr Mansoor's head and face, soaking his clothes. But gardai had no prior notice that the drunk driver was volatile or likely to react in a violent manner, Mr Justice Vivian Lavan said.
More job cuts at Glaxo plant
Leading pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline is to lay-off 55 workers at its Cork plant, the company confirmed today.
The job cuts are on top of 66 other redundancies which the company is trying to agree in talks with trade unions.
GSK's Finbar Whyte said: "This proposal is regrettable, however, it does represent the best strategic route for the Cork site and for GSK overall."