Friday November 22, 2019

Hotel owners in Bailey case warn on claims culture

Insurance costs have been rising for years over injury claims, say owners of Dean Hotel in capital

By Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
8th September, 2019

Maria Bailey: the TD withdrew her case for damages against the Dean Hotel on Dublin’s Harcourt Street Picture: RollingNews.ie

The owners of the hotel Maria Bailey sued after falling off a swing have hit out at Ireland’s “heavy claims culture” and called on the government to take urgent action on insurance reform.

Paddy McKillen jr’s Press Up Entertainment, which owns the Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street, said its insurance costs had been increasing for years because of people taking personal injury cases.

The Fine Gael TD’s claim after...

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