A man who was prevented re-entering a store while fleeing would-be attackers and later suffered a fist blow to the head has been awarded more than €750,000 damages by a High Court judge. Mr Justice Kevin Cross said Cian McCarthy was an innocent party who suffered a “most significant and serious” brain injury in…

  A Dublin barman who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a street assault has been awarded €710,000 by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal. Stephen Plunkett suffered injuries almost 12 years ago after an altercation with a group which involved horse play. He was later chased and fell to the ground banging his head as…