We are a normal GP practice, looking after public and private patients.

We are 2 doctors, myself and Dr Sinead Beirne, and a nurse (my Mrs Caitriona O’Sullivan, who is practice nurse, midwife, breastfeeding support etc). We share 3 reception staff with the other GP practice.

We provide the full range of GP services, from cradle to grave, including maternity care, cervical screening, childhood and travel vaccination, contraception, health screening, ECG, lung function testing, chronic illness care, blood tests, repeat prescriptions and so on, but we also have some specialized services that are not commonly found in most practices:

  • Minor surgery procedures, from ingrown toenails and cysts to moles and skin cancers, wart freezing etc. We take referrals from all over Dublin and carry out approx. 700 procedures annually
  • We provide ultrasound scanning, including general abdominal scanning, assessment of prostate, aorta, gallstones, uterus, and pregnancy scanning.
  • As a result, we have an extensive maternity practice, participate in shared antenatal care with the hospital, offer midwife care and provide comprehensive breastfeeding support for new parents.
  • We combine ultrasound and surgical skills to find and remove contraceptive implants that get lost in people’s arms
  • We have substantial expertise in diabetes care.

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Defamation Case

A recent defamation case involving lorry driver, Mr Stephen Kelly, has been awarded €225,000 by the High Court. This is following reputational damage by The Sunday World.

The article concerned a fatal injury road collision. Published in 2009 which included comments by Liam Norris, father of Graham Norris.

Graham, who sadly died on October 12th 2005 when his car crashed into an articulated lorry, driven by Mr Kelly.

The Sunday World denied defamation and sought to rely on the Defence of Truth. Disputing claims made by Mr Kelly about lights and reflective markings on the vehicle.

Mr Kelly, acquitted in 2007 of dangerous driving causing death.

Convicted of failing to have a roadworthiness certificate. His vehicle did not have an under-running bar on the truck to prevent cars going underneath it.

Mr Kelly stated that the Sunday World article said that he had mislead the Circuit Court jury. They told that he was a callous person – claims which the jury decided were not proven.

The court found his reputation had been damaged. Jurors said the words contained within the article were not fair comment on a matter of public interest.

It assessed damages at €225,000.

If you feel you have suffered reputational damage, please contact our team for a free consultation on 01 4540068, or email info@jgs.ie.

Please note the statute of limitations for defamation case matters is 1 year.

Please take a look at our article for further information on defamation in Ireland.

David O’Dowd
John Gaynor & Co Solicitors LLP


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