IRISH DANCE TEACHER ORDERED TO PAY €500 PER MONTH IN ABUSE CASE

first_imgMichael Quigley outside court today. Copyright North West News PixAN Irish dance teacher has been ordered to pay a woman he was accused of sexually assaulting €500 per month as part of a damages claim.Judge Paul Kelly made the ruling at Letterkenny District Court today against Michael Quigley, of Barnhill Park, Letterkenny. Quigley had faced two criminal trials on indecent assault charges but juries had failed to reach verdicts in both cases.Dana Doherty, now 44, took a civil action for damages and last year the Supreme Court upheld a €400,000 pay-out.Quigley has refused to make payments to Ms Doherty and had refused to comply with an earlier order of the District Court to provide details of a Credit Union account held in Derry.Senior counsel Desmond Murphy, acting for Quigley, attempted to have the case halted before today’s court.He argued that the Supreme Court judges had not yet issued an written judgement in the case and he said that there may be grounds to appeal their decision to the European Courts.Until that written judgement was issued, he argued, all other legal cases should be put on hold.Orla Sharkey, solicitor for Ms Doherty, said however that the Supreme Court decision stood and even if there were grounds for a further appeal, the decision of the High Court for the immediate award of €50,000 of the settlement stood.She said Ms Doherty had been reluctant to pursue payment through the District Court because of the publicity that would surround it.Mr Murphy said Ms Doherty had “revelled” in the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court decision.Ms Sharkey objected strongly to those comments describing them as “appalling”.She said Judge Kelly had the jurisdiction to take the case and make an order for payment.Judge Kelly agreed, saying that whatever the legal situation over the entire settlement “I am satisfied at the very least the applicant (Ms Doherty) is entitled to seek payment of the €50,000.”The judge said he was making an order for the payment of €500 per month based on evidence he heard from Mr Quigley at the same court last month in which he said his weekly income was €339 from his Derry Journal pension.IRISH DANCE TEACHER ORDERED TO PAY €500 PER MONTH IN ABUSE CASE was last modified: March 4th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultletterkennyMICHAEL QUIGLEYpay outsex attackvictimlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >On 26 August 2015, Qantas opened the doors to the new Qantas Domestic Business Lounge at Perth Airport. Designed by renowned Australian architects Woods Bagot, the lounge offers 50% more lounge space with more than 350 seats.Lounge features include:Distinct zones to work, relax or dineLounge and dining areas with single and communal seatingLarge dine-in bar with sports TVsNews and Foxtel from 8 large TV screens throughout the loungeFull shower and toilet facilitiesAvailable dining experiences include:Pizza barWine bar serving barista coffee and warm pastries in the morning, and wines and canapes in the eveningBuffet offering dishes including curries and braises and lighter options including soups, toasted sandwiches and saladsLounge hosts offer a ‘dish of the day’ from the high-table communal dining areaA ‘make your own’ fresh juice station in the morningsCocktail hour from 4-5pmThe lounge also offers business facilities including a dedicated work zone with communal work tables with power and data outlets, business facilities including Wi-Fi, a meeting room and wireless printing and a Press Reader service to access daily newspapers. The lounge is available for QF customers travelling in Business, and in Platinum and Platinum One Frequent Flyers.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more