In response to a recent question I asked about public liability claims against the Council, I learned that there was a 13% increase in public liability claims against the Council. It is a matter for concern that public liability claims against South Dublin County Council have increased significantly since 2018. This is notable, given that claims against the council in other categories, such as motor and property have fallen or remained stable.
Public liability claims can be made against local authorities for trips or falls in public places. 192 claims were made against the council in 2018 compared with 216 in 2020. Ensuring that our public spaces and footpaths are safe and hazard-free is so important and it is important that the council ensures that it minimises the potential for claims against the council.