For Employers’ duties see HERE Asthma is not well understood, and occupational asthma is frequently defined in terms of exclusion from other definitions. It consists of a constriction of the airways resulting in shortness of breath, sometimes accompanied by hay fever-like reactions or a cough or both. These symptoms can be mild or severe in degree. An attack of asthma can be very distressing, on occasions requiring hospitalization and can last up to 2 hours. They vary in frequency, but […]
What is there to be usefully said about the pollution of the Galway city public drinking water supply?
Breathing is the most common avenue for the introduction of poisons or harmful agents into the human system.
A professional person, be it doctor, lawyer, architect, engineer or quantity surveyor is not an insurer.
To make a payment for official information is a corrupt act and an offence under the Act of 2001.
For Employers’ duties see HERE Vibration is a common and infrequently recognised cause of injury. It is an avoidable result of using many industrial tools such as chain saws, grinding, sanding, hammering or polishing tools. Apart from general effects such as nausea, giddiness or an inability to focus, all caused by vibration to the entire body, it can damage nerves and blood vessels and deaden a limb such as fingers or hands in “whitefinger”. As the name suggests the first […]
Government Minister endorses Galway drinking water (conditionally); it’s undrinkable.
PROBLEM: (That word again). At least 112 people have fallen ill in Galway as a result of consuming polluted water from the public drinking water supply, The City Council supplies the water to the city and the County Council supplies the water to the county. What is the legal position, of an injured person, arising in this situation? ANSWER: 1. The City Council is a thing of statute. Although its powers and responsibilites are defined by statute it is settled […]
90,000 people in Galway are without a safe public drinking water supply for an indefinite period, following the pollution of the supply with Cryptosporidium, a parasitic micro-organism. Meanwhile there are (at time of writing) 112 reported cases of illness, some serious, although medical experts are of the opinion that the number is far higher. One city councillor, who fell ill, reports she lost a stone in weight as a consequence. The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government travelled […]
The Irish Times has carried a claim that the Cryptosporidiosis outbreak in Galway has been ascertained to have arisen from human faecal sources and not animal faecal sources as had been generally implied by the Galway local authorities. The Irish Farmers Association has issued the following statement: “3/28/2007 IFA SEEK AN APOLOGY FROM GALWAY COUNTY COUNCIL IFA Galway County Chairman Barry Donnelly has demanded that Galway County Council apologise for wrongly blaming farmers for the current water crisis affecting the […]