The husband of a woman who died after she was hit by a refuse truck in Dublin four years ago has settled a High Court action against the waste company.

Ann Marie Beahan died on her 65th birthday a day after she was hit by the truck in Inchicore in Dublin while returning from her local shop.

An apology to her family was read in the High Court from Green Circular Economy Unlimited Company, formerly Greyhound Recycling and Recovery Unlimited.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

In the apology, the company expressed its "profound regret for the circumstances which led to the sad death of their beloved wife, mother and grandmother."

Senior Counsel for the Beahan family, Jeremy Maher, said the family was "united in grief" and the apology "counts for more than anything in this case", adding that the family had come to court to secure an admission of liability and an apology.

He said Mrs Beahan was walking along Bulfin Road, Inchicore when the accident happened on 2 October, 2018.

Derek Beahan, Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin had sued the lorry owners which at the time was Greyhound Recycling and Recovery Unlimited with offices at Blackhall Place, Dublin as a result of the accident.

In his action against the company it was claimed there was a failure to keep any or any adequate lookout for pedestrians and a failure to see Mrs Beahan walking along the road prior to the collision.

Noting the settlement and the division of the statutory amount for mental distress of €35,000, Mr Justice Paul Coffey extended his sympathy to Mrs Beahan's husband Derek and family on what he described as a very sad and tragic case.

The judge said the case was even more poignant as Mrs Beahan had died on what should have been her birthday.