Case to be taken against Healy-Rae Plant Hire in High Court

Cllr for Kerry County Council Danny Healy-Rae (IND) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©
A plant hire company run by Kerry Deputy Danny-Healy-Rae is being sued in the High Court.
According to the Sunday Times, the driver who worked for Healy Rae Plant Hire, is accusing the company of negligence after a narrow road gave way while he operated a tipper truck at Kilgarvan windfarm.
In November 2016 Tim Cox from Blackwater claims to have suffered significant injuries when his truck rolled down an embankment, trapping him in the cab.
The driver’s seatbelt failed, resulting in injuries to his legs, arms and back. Mr Cox claims he can no longer drive due to these injuries.
He says his employer was negligent in requiring him to transport heavy goods on a narrow access roadway which was unsuitable for heavy-laden vehicles.
The driver is also suing Sunville Construction, a second company owned by Deputy Healy-Rae as well as a firm owned by local builder Denis Moriarty.
Mr Cox is seeking compensation above the €75,000 threshold in the High Court.