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Two youngsters, who had been wrongly accused of robbery at McGuirk’s Blanchardstown Golfing Retailer, have every single been awarded €10,000 damages for defamation of personality.

Padraig D. Lyons, recommend for George and Emily Heather, of Inexperienced Park Lane, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, informed the Circuit Civil Courtroom Tuesday {that a} member of the shop’s body of workers had searched their buying groceries baggage after telling them that they had been “as much as no excellent.”

Mr Lyons, who seemed with solicitor William J. Brennan, mentioned George (13), who’s an excessively willing golfer, and his 14-year-old sister, Emily, were surfing within the store on August eighth ultimate yr whilst looking ahead to their mum, Susie Heather, to assemble them.

He mentioned the youngsters had made an association with their mom that she would select them up on the golfing shop at 5 o’clock at the day.

He informed Circuit Courtroom President, Mr Justice Raymond Groarke, that the 2 kids had been within the higher stage of the shop when approached by means of a member of body of workers who mentioned: “You’re as much as no excellent.  I noticed you set leggings within the bag.”

Mr Lyons mentioned the body of workers member had then searched the baggage of each kids which contained pieces that were purchased in different stores on the Blanchardstown Buying groceries Centre.

“Now not best had been no pieces belonging to McGuirks Golfing discovered within the bag, however the body of workers member took it upon himself to escort them to the door and put them out of the shop,” Mr Lyons mentioned.

He mentioned the youngsters, thru their mom, had sued Livy Factor Restricted, buying and selling as McGuirks Golfing, for defamation and every single were introduced agreement figures of €10,000 which he was once recommending to the courtroom.

Mr Lyons mentioned the phrases spoken by means of the body of workers member had urged the youngsters had been accountable of robbery and the incident, and their being accompanied to the entrance door, had taken position in complete view of the entire shoppers provide within the store.

He informed Pass judgement on Groarke each kids were disappointed and embarrassed by means of what had took place and there were no apology of any kind made to them by means of representatives of the shop.

Pass judgement on Groarke mentioned proposed settlements of €10,000 every single had been excellent provides which he licensed. 

The kids had been additionally awarded Circuit Courtroom prices in every single case.

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