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Dublin Woman Falsely Imprisoned By Irish Rail Awarded €16,000

By Darragh Berry

February 1, 2018 at 8:44am


The Irish Independent is reporting that a 26-year-old Dublin woman who was falsely imprisoned by Irish Rail staff has been awarded €16,000.

The woman in question demanded the name of one employee member and took his photograph in 2013 after an altercation regarding tickets. 

Court reporter, Ray Managh,  said that the Dublin woman had refused to give the staff member her name - despite having a valid ticket - and as she tried to see his identity badge she claimed she was pushed backwards by him. 

She also took photographs which she refused to delete but as she attempted to leave, a number of staff and security men were instructed to detain her. 

The claims of assault were dismissed by the staff worker. 

However, the judge stated that the woman would be awarded €16,000 damages for false imprisonment and costs against Irish Rail.

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