UCC insurer considers appeal against flood damage ruling

Posted in Legal issues on April 26th, 2018 by steve

“University College Cork’s insurer Aviva is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court against a court ruling which held that the Electricity Supply Board is not liable for extensive flood damage to college buildings during the 2009 Cork flood. Last month, in what was a significant ruling, the three-judge Court of Appeal overturned a 2015 High Court finding that the ESB was 60% liable in respect of flooding and warnings …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 26 April]

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UCC faces multi-million legal costs over failed court case

Posted in Legal issues on March 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork is facing a legal costs bill running to millions of euros after the Court of Appeal granted the ESB full costs of the legal battle over flooding on the college campus. A stay on the costs order applies while UCC, which brought the case on behalf of its insurer Aviva, decides whether to seek permission from the Supreme Court for an appeal over the ruling on liability for the flood damage …” (more)

[Irish Times, 21 March]

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ESB liability for UCC campus flooding overturned by Court of Appeal

Posted in Legal issues on March 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Court of Appeal, in a significant judgment, has ruled the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) is not liable for extensive flood damage to buildings on the campus of University College Cork (UCC) after floods affected large parts of Cork city in late 2009. The three judge court, in a lengthy judgment on Tuesday, overturned a High Court finding the ESB was 60% liable in respect of flooding and warnings …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 20 March]

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Permission granted for flood defence wall at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has been given the go-ahead for a flood defence wall at the Newcastle campus. The structure will be 33 metres in length and will run along the bank of a section of the Distillery Channel water course which is a protected structure …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 16 June]

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Student complex for flood site in Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on April 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork City Council has given the green light for the demolition of the former Coca-Cola bottling site on the Carrigrohane Road, just west of County Hall, and for the construction of 92 student apartments — a mix of three to six-bedroom apartments — in buildings ranging in height from four to seven storeys … ” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 19 April]

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NUIG plans flood wall after ‘extreme risk’ identified

Posted in Governance and administration on February 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An assessment at NUI Galway has found an ‘extreme risk’ which would force the campus to shut down for up to two months if flooding occurred during heavy rain.College authorities have now sought permission to build a new flood defence wall along the bank of part of Distillery Channel …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 22 February]

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Decision due on apartments on Cork site that flooded in 2009

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A decision on whether to grant planning permission for a student apartment complex on a site that was badly flooded in 2009 is due from Cork City Council this week. Developers Gainstar Ltd Partnership applied for planning for 92 apartments on the site of the former Coca Cola bottling plant in December …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 17 February]

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NUIG applies to build flood defence wall

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is hoping to bolster its flood defences. The college has applied for planning permission from the city council to build a flood defence wall about 33 metres long and 1.2 metres high …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 7 February]

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UCC development must be away from the river

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In the midst of flooding, what madness, the proposal to build blocks of student apartments in what used to be the Coca Cola bottling plant in Carrigrohane Road Cork City, an area prone to flooding, one incidence closing a hotel across the road for six years, flooding the county hall and county library depository where a large quantity of books were destroyed …” (more)

[Joe Terry, Irish Examiner, 12 January]

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University College Cork deploys flood defences to remain in place through Christmas

Posted in Governance and administration on December 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) has deployed flood defences at some of its most vulnerable buildings and said they will remain in place throughout the Christmas holidays. The university took the precautionary step last night as the ESB confirmed that it will continue discharging water from its Inniscarra Dams on Cork’s River Lee at a rate of 180 cumsecs — the highest level since 2009 …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 22 December]

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ESB to pay UCC 60% of legal costs in case over flood damage

Posted in Legal issues on December 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A High Court judge has ruled the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) must pay 60% of University College Cork’s (UCC) estimated several-million-euro legal costs in a case over extensive flood damage to a college buildings in 2009 …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 4 December]

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ESB to appeal judgment over UCC flood damage

Posted in Legal issues on October 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Electricity Supply Board has said it will appeal the recent High Court judgment in the case taken against it by University College Cork. The High Court ruled this week that the ESB was 60% liable for damage caused to UCC’s campus from flooding in November 2009 …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 9 October]

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UCC and ESB to review judgment

Posted in Legal issues on October 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork and the ESB yesterday said they will take time to review a lengthy Commercial Court judgment arising from the 2009 floods which caused tens of millions of euro in damage in Cork City. In a 550-page ruling, Mr Justice Barrett ruled in favour of UCC …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 6 October]

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ESB 60% liable for UCC flood damage

Posted in Life on October 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Commercial Court has ruled that the Electricity Supply Board was 60% liable for damage caused to University College Cork’s campus from flooding in November 2009. The court ruled that UCC was 40% liable due to contributory negligence …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 October]

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Floodworks planned at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on August 29th, 2014 by steve

“NUI Galway is seeking permission for flood prevention works to the Distillery Channel waterway which passes through the centre of the main university campus …” (more)

[Lorraine O’Hanlon, Galway Independent, 29 August]

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NUIG to undertake flood prevention works on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on August 29th, 2014 by steve

“NUI Galway is planning to carry out flood prevention works at its campus in Newcastle. The college is seeking approval from the City Council for flood prevention works …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 28 August]

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Court to decide on liability for Cork flood damage

Posted in Legal issues on June 19th, 2014 by steve

“A legal action to decide if the Electricity Supply Board must bear any liability for damage inflicted by floods that affected large parts of Cork city in November 2009 has opened at the Commercial Court. University College Cork, in a subrogated claim on behalf of its insurer Aviva, claims actions and inactions by the ESB concerning management of water releases …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 18 June]

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UCC sues ESB over flooding in Cork

Posted in Legal issues on June 18th, 2014 by steve

“The Commercial Court is being asked to decide whether the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) must bear any liability for damage from flooding in Cork city in November 2009 …” (more)

[Tim Healy, Independent, 18 June]

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UCC forces ESB to give up flood documents

Posted in Legal issues on April 2nd, 2014 by steve

“The university suing the ESB for €18m in damages following the devastating floods of 2009 has won a key legal argument securing access to crucial documents which the power company had refused to disclose …” (more)

[Law report is here.]
[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 2 April]

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NUIG gets go-ahead for flood prevention works

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2013 by steve

“The City Council has approved the construction of flood prevention works at NUI Galway. The works will take place at the distillery channel waterway which passes through the centre of the city campus …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 27 June]

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