At Kilcock District Court on Friday, 25th May 2012, Tesco pleaded guilty to offences of placing unsafe food on the market. The judge applied the Probation Act and Tesco made a charitable donation of €12,000.00 along with a payment of €1,500.00 towards the costs of the Health Service Executive. The prosecution arose following a consumer […]
The Health and Safety Authority’s online Summer course is now (May 2012) open for registration. This course introduces primary school principals and teachers to the basic principles of managing safety and health in schools. Key concepts such as hazard identification and risk assessment are also covered on this course. The course will run from 2nd […]
In 2012, Ian Thomas has presented lectures for Central Law Training Ireland on, ‘Defending Your Client in Regulatory Prosecutions’ and ‘Health and Safety 2012 – Recent Developments and Updates’.
The Health and Safety Lawyers Association of Ireland (HSLAI) held one of its regular conferences on 24th May 2012. The topics covered were, ‘Reverse Burdens and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005’ and ‘Proposed Changes to the Reportable Accidents Regulations’.
Ian Thomas has been asked to speak at a conference in November 2012 organised by Leatherhead Food International on the subjects of ‘Due Diligence in Food Law’ and ‘Food Recalls and Withdrawals’.
In the case of Health and Safety Authority v Wicklow County Council, the council has pleaded Not Guilty to charges under health and safety legislation. A trial has been fixed for 29th May 2013 and is expected to last for about three weeks. The charges relate to the death of two firefighters in Bray in […]
A court in the UK is currently (May 2012) hearing a criminal case brought against three firefighters for alleged breaches of health and safety legislation relating to the deaths of four fellow firefighters. Five weeks into the trial one of the accused, a watch manager, has been cleared of all offences by direction of the […]