Civil Law

Personal Injuries

It is an unfortunate everyday occurrence that accidents and injuries happen, often not through our own fault, but through the fault of another. These negligent actions can have a significant impact on your emotional and physical well-being. Your day to day life may have suddenly changed in the short or long term and your circumstances may not change back to the way they were before the accident.

At Stephen O’Mahony Solicitors we have many years of dealing with Personal Injury claims where we demonstrated the legal expertise and ability to assist you in your case. A Personal Injury case may arise in many different scenarios and we can help you in relation to the following areas where expert advice is crucial. At Stephen O’Mahony Solicitors we have the expertise to help you navigate through this complex area of Irish Law.

• Medical negligence.
• Road traffic accidents involving insured or uninsured drivers.
• Accidents in public places.
• Accidents in the workplace.
• Product Liability.
• Child personal injury claims.
• Holiday accident claims.

*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.


Defamation is the expression of untruthful statements that damage the reputation or character of a person, a business, or an organisation. These untruthful statements can be spoken, written, broadcast on TV or radio, or shared via the internet or social media.

Your reputation is extremely important and false statements about you could greatly impact on both your personal and professional life. As an individual, you are in jeopardy of losing your job or struggle to secure future employment. As a business, your sales may be affected, and your relationship with suppliers may have negative effects on your business.

Defamation Act 2009

Citizens have a Constitutional right to protect their good reputation and the Defamation Act 2009 which came in to force on the 1st January 2010 modernised the law on defamation in this country. Defamation is a highly complex area of the law in Ireland, and at Stephen O’Mahony Solicitors, we have many years of experience dealing with all types of defamation cases. We have the know-how of successfully litigating cases across a broad spectrum of defamation law such as being wrongfully accused of shoplifting to being defamed in the national media.

“A lie can travel around the world and back
again while the truth is lacing up its boots”.

- Mark Twain

If you believe that you have been affected by a possible defamatory statement, then please contact us immediately. Time is of the essence when it comes to defamation law. We are available on our out of hours emergency service which is particularly important in dealing with cases which involve the national media e.g. preventing the publishing of a next day defamatory newspaper article.

We will expertly assess your legal issue and advise you comprehensively in relation to the possibility of success in your defamation case. The legal costs and general process will also be explained to you.

How much time have I to bring a claim?

Your claim must be filed within one year from the date of publication. However, there is provision in the 2009 Act for a Court to extend this to two years where a claimant has established that it would be in the interests of justice to grant an extension of time and has also shown that the publisher will not be unduly prejudiced by such extension of time.

Debt Recovery

At Stephen O’Mahony Solicitors we understand the importance to every business of being able to rely on an efficient and cost effective debt recovery legal service. Please contact us if you wish to commence legal proceedings to recover a debt. Our legal costs are very competitive and we can discuss the process involved at our initial consultation with you.