Garda claimants around Ireland shared €12m in compensation in
2009, newly released figures have revealed. The claims, made under the Garda
Siochana Compensation Acts covered both Garda who pursued compensation, and
civilians who were injured on Garda property, who are also entitled to claim
under the act. The highest award paid out was €132,000.
Over €3m was paid for accidents involving Garda squad cars,
the Controller and Auditor General has said. Payments ranged from €2 to
€250,000 and were made in 230 cases resulting from 532 accidents.