A court heard yesterday that the Three Rock Bar in Rathfarnham did not hold a licence to sell drinks, when a young woman fell and injured herself on the premises.
Claire Graydon (22), Rockfield, Dundrum, Dublin, has sued Opcon Limited, trading as Taylors Three Rock Bars, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, for damages for personal injuries.
The court heard Ms Graydon slipped on an allegedly wet and uneven floor surface while attending a birthday party on the premises in December 2009.
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The Irish Times reported that Paul O’Neill told Judge Susan Ryan in the Circuit Civil Court that an insurance company was repudiating a policy it had sold Mr Niall Mellon, proprietor of Three Rock Bar, for damages cover for accidents.
Mr O’Neill said inquiries had revealed there was no intoxicating liquor licence attaching to the premises when Ms Graydon fell and broke a finger.
Ms Graydon also issued a claim against four Dublin businessmen including developer and charity organizer Niall Mellon, Liam Heneghan, Donal Cawley and John Keenan.
Mr O’Neill, for the defendants, told Judge Ryan that his instructing solicitors, Shaffrey & Co, wished to bring a motion on behalf of the insurers to come off record for all defendants on the grounds of material non-disclosure about the lack of a lawful licence to operate the pub.
Sara Jane Smyth, for Ms Graydon, said her client was seeking judgment against all of the defendants and would oppose the application.
Judge Ryan adjourned the matter until November 4th.