A Wicklow youth blinded a nurse in one eye by throwing a egg at her from a passing car. David Morgan (18) was out “egging” with his friends when he hit the woman as she walking on the Bray Road. The victim had previously rejected an offer of €10,000 compensation. Judge Katherine Delahunt adjourned the case until next month to find out if the woman will accept the money going to charity instead.
Ms Dooley's victim impact report stated: "Not a minute goes by where the attack does not affect my life." She said she suffers from regular headaches and is self-conscious about her appearance. She rejected Morgan's offer of €10,000 as an "insult" which belittled her injury. She refused to accept a letter of apology from him.
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Is there a charity in Ireland that could in all conscience accept money from the perpetrator, particularly after reading the victim impact statement?