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‘Greatest white collar crime’ — Supermac’s CEO calls for personal injury claimants to be named

30th May 2021


Pat McDonagh, the Chief Executive Officer of fast-food chain Supermac’s, has called for personal injury claimants to be named, railing against what he has described as the ‘greatest white collar crime’ in Ireland.a man wearing a suit and tie© Provided by Extra.ie

In the past, the Supermac’s magnate has criticised the litigious culture growing in Ireland, insisting that unjustified personal injuries claims represent the ‘greatest white collar crime’ in the country, and criticising the insurance system more generally.

The Galway man has backed up calls made by Kerry County councillor Michael O’Shea for personal injury claimants to be named, as the council faces compensation claims to the value of €13.4million, most of which are related to falls and trips.a man wearing a suit and tie: Pat McDonagh, the Chief Executive Officer of fast-food chain Supermac’s, has called for personal injury claimants to be named, railing against what he has described as the ‘greatest white collar crime’ in Ireland. Pic: Collins Courts© Provided by Extra.ie Pat McDonagh, the Chief Executive Officer of fast-food chain Supermac’s, has called for personal injury claimants to be named, railing against what he has described as the ‘greatest white collar crime’ in Ireland. Pic: Collins Courts

Appearing on Newstalk Breakfast on Saturday, Mr McDonagh expressed his support for Mr O’Shea’s argument, insisting that those who make personal injury claims for falls should be ‘named and shamed’.

Mr McDonagh said: ‘There isn’t any reason why they shouldn’t be published, there isn’t nay law to prevent it.

If the claim is genuine, the legal representatives shouldn’t have any difficulty in publishing [the names] either.In the past, Mr McDonagh has criticised the litigious culture growing in Ireland, insisting that unjustified personal injuries claims represent the ‘greatest white collar crime’ in the country, and criticising the insurance system more generally. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie In the past, Mr McDonagh has criticised the litigious culture growing in Ireland, insisting that unjustified personal injuries claims represent the ‘greatest white collar crime’ in the country, and criticising the insurance system more generally. Pic: Shutterstock

‘On the other hand, they will face a difficulty if the claim isn’t genuine and if it’s one of numerous claims that that claimant may have.’

Mr McDonagh conceded that legitimate personal injury claims do occur, adding that the individuals involved in such cases ‘shouldn’t have any fear of publication’.

He continued: ‘Where the solicitors try and prevent the publication of claimants’ names and addresses, they do it for their own reasons.a person reading a book: Mr McDonagh conceded that legitimate personal injury claims do occur, adding that the individuals involved in such cases ‘shouldn’t have any fear of publication’. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie Mr McDonagh conceded that legitimate personal injury claims do occur, adding that the individuals involved in such cases ‘shouldn’t have any fear of publication’. Pic: Shutterstock

‘Maybe the claimant has had other claims in the past, maybe the solicitor doesn’t want the insured party to engage with the alleged injured party to settle a claim without gaining any legal costs.’

He stated: ‘What I have found in my experience is that everything is preferred to be kept very secretive and also they don’t want their own reputation damaged.’

Mr McDonagh insisted that he has had past experiences with serial claimants, including a 16-year-old with six previous claims under their belt, and another claimant with 15.

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