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Traumatised taxi-driver awarded €19,000

A Cratloe businessman has been ordered to pay €19,000 to a 67-year-old taxi driver as a result of the trauma the taxi driver suffered when the businessman came at him with a hatchet in a row over a fare. At Ennis Circuit Civil Court, Judge Gerald Keys described the actions of company director John Moran as “completely over the top, unjustified and wrong” in brandishing the hatchet against John Moloney outside his Cratloe home on November 3, 2013. Judge Keys said Mr Moran “was in a state of rage, because he felt that he had been ripped off by Mr Moloney, and whether he was or not is irrelevant because it doesn’t justify someone having a row with a taxi-driver over a fare of €31 and producing a hatchet”. Judge Keys added: “To react and challenge someone with a hatchet is totally disproportionate.” Judge Keys also awarded costs against Mr Moran of The Island, Cratloe in the case. The court …

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Clubs row back on Laois boycott

THE managers of the last two county senior football champions have confirmed to The Clare Champion that withdrawing county players from Saturday’s All-Ireland qualifier against Laois was a live option. County champions and Cusack Cup holders, Kilmurry-Ibrickane, along with their neighbours, St Joseph’s Miltown, are furious that Clare County Board imposed a €200 fine on them and handed the points to O’Curry’s and Doonbeg respectively, after Cusack Cup fixtures were not played on the weekend of June 3. Clondegad and Éire Óg have also suffered a similar fate, with the points awarded to Lissycasey and St Breckan’s. All four fined clubs had refused to line-out without their inter-county footballers in the sixth round of the Cusack and Garry cups. “We are very upset over it. We got a lot of support from the county players but we felt that the nuclear option wasn’t feasible after all the hard work these guys have put in and their long years of service,” …

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