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Maria Bailey: the Fine Gael TD put Irish compensation culture back under the spotlight Pic: RollingNews.ie

Imagine if we had to sign waivers and disclaimers every time we walked out of our front door. That’s what could happen if compensation culture is allowed to flourish

Maria Bailey, the Fine Gael TD who recently made headlines for suing over a fall off a swing at Dublin’s Dean hotel (an action she has since withdrawn), is not the only person who’s ever had a legally thought-provoking night out. Most of us have encountered something similar, if we cast our minds back.

On a mild summer night in 2016, I was on my way home in a taxi when my friend,...

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