Increase in Limit of Solatium

The maximum amount of damages for mental distress that can be awarded to the dependents of a deceased person in wrongful death causes, under Part IV of the Civil Liability Act 1961 (as amended) has been increased.

The amount has increased from €25,394.76 to €35,000 with effect from 11th January 2014.

For details see SI No 6 of 2014.

This new limit for solatium reflects the increase in the CPI since the limit was last modified in 1996.

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