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City council boss would like to axe trees over injury claims

The chief executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan has said that he would cut down every roadside tree in the capital to reduce the exposure of the local authority to personal injuries claims

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
17th November, 2019
Chief executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan

The chief executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan has said that he would cut down every roadside tree in the capital to reduce the exposure of the local authority to personal injuries claims.

The city council chief said that the courts have made it too easy for people who trip in the street to take successful claims over trip hazards on footpaths.

Calling for action to reduce the level of payouts in personal injury...

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