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Bus claim for €38k dismissed

A MAN who claimed he was injured after he fell in the stairway of a Dublin bus has lost a €38,000 damages claim in the Circuit Civil Court.

Michael Brady (41) of Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin, sued Dublin Bus for negligence.

He claimed he fell after a plastic bottle got “trapped” under his right foot, while the bus had been travelling at speed as he was descending the stairway.

As a result of his fall Mr Brady broke two teeth and injured his right ankle. Mr Brady’s claims were denied by Dublin Bus.

In his ruling today Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke found Dublin Bus had not been negligent after veiwing CCTV footage and dismissed Mr Brady’s claim.

Bubble wrap to ease exam stress

Bubble wrap popping and dog petting are being laid on for stressed students at one university to help them relax during exams season.

Leicester University’s students’ union said it is planning to set up bubble wrap stations around the university’s grounds, with metres of the packaging material bought in to help students to “pop away their exams woes”.

Syria death toll hits 160,000

The death toll in Syria’s three-year conflict has climbed past 160,000, a harrowing figure that reflects the relentless bloodletting in a civil war that appears no closer to being resolved.

The crisis has also uprooted some 6.5 million people from their homes, forced 2.7 million to flee the country, laid waste to cities and towns alike, and unleashed sectarian hatreds that have rippled across the region. The Lebanese Hezbollah militant group who have been fighting alongside Assad’s forces, as well as foreign fighters among the opposition forces.

JLo signs deal to pen book

Jennifer Lopez’s latest project is a story of “True Love.” The entertainer has an agreement with Penguin Group (USA) for a book, her first, about her “cathartic” 2012 world tour. The publisher announced that the book will be called “True Love.” It will come out in English and Spanish and is released on October 29.