A manager at a franchised Limerick Supermac’s outlet  lost her  post after failing to report two incidents that cost the firm €2.75. File photograph: Supermacs.ie

Watchford Ltd to pay Linda O’Donoghue €19,000 over claim for constructive dismissal

 Noel Grealish: “I am personally owed €480,000, as I paid the redundancy out of my own pocket and I also gave loans to the company to keep it going through difficult times.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Galway West TD’s Galway Glass Centre collapsed in 2012 with debts just over €540,000

Two men charged with €300 in criminal damage to Shannon Airport perimeter fence

At an inquest in Ennis yesterday, coroner Isobel O’Dea pronounced Steven Davaris  dead. The probable time of death was July 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Passport and mobile phone of New Jersey native were washed up on beach

The former Pinebrook House on Dublin’s Harcourt Street

Former Pinebrook House to be developed by owners of Harcourt Hotel

Developer Johnny Ronan has received the green light for his €200 million six storey office block development at Ballsbridge in Dublin that will have the capacity to accommodate 2,200 workers.

Construction of €200m six-storey office blocks given go-ahead by Dublin City Council

Eric Trump said the Trumps had invested “north of $50 million to $60 million” on Doonbeg golf club in Co Clare. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s son opens Co Clare links course after two-year redesign costing €5m

In the case before the Employment Appeals Tribunal, members heard Kristina Malinovska was found with the plastic bottle containing the alcohol on January 27th, 2015. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Lounge assistant was suspended after plastic bottle with alcohol found in her handbag

The wife of businessman Dermot Desmond has failed to stop major work, including basement bedrooms, going ahead at her next-door neighbour’s house on Ailesbury Road in Dublin 4. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Pat Desmond raised concern over ‘displacement of flooding’ to planning board

Up until now, the woman, from a legal standpoint, has not been recognised as part of her daughter’s family.

Order recognising woman as part of her child’s family among the earliest to be made

The cost of cleaning and maintaining the Spire since 2003 had amounted to about €2.5 million by the end of last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin-based firm Lynch Interact secures the contract

A motorist who took on the role of a Garda when he pulled over to reprimand a man urinating by the roadside “should have minded his own business”

Judge tells district court that ‘people have to urinate’

Donald Trump at Shannon Airport in May 2014 to visit the Doonbeg golf course. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

€10m rock barrier at Co Clare golf resort ‘not a strategic development’, says Bord Pleanála

Capt John Goss was dismissed by the airline in August 2013 just days after he appeared in a Channel 4 television programme which Ryanair claims made defamatory allegations regarding its commitment to safety. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Capt John Goss was dismissed after he spoke on TV about airline safety

The office of the Employment Appeals Tribunal in Dublin Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Staff member’s absences arose from being called as juror in criminal trial

A neglect and assault case concerning a five-month-old baby girl from Co Clare allegedly sustaining a skull fracture and other bone injuries has come before Ennis Circuit Court. File photograph: Getty Images

Woman (21) charged with assault causing harm to her child and wilful neglect

Tadgh Corbett was held hostage in the grounds of the home of retired solicitor and former president of the Law Society Patrick Glynn. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tom Howard of Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co Kerry, faced eight separate charges

Cyclists on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. Numbers flying to the islands last year increased by 2.5 per cent, from to 39,506. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

New tender specifies service will be from Aerfort Na Mine in Connemara

Tim Caffrey, entitled to a gross pension lump sum of €238,364. Photograph: Willie Farrell.

Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey retired in March

Galway West coroner Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin: “The fees reflect the number of cases. I have no control over the number of cases I do.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Figures from Coroners’ Service show 40 coroners earned gross fees of €3.17m in 2014

Driver behaviour was   the subject  of most complaints against taxis  lodged with the National Transport Authority  last year. Photograph: Collins

National Transport Authority receives in excess of 900 grievances concerning taxis

A council spokeswoman said December’s spend involved the purchase of 41 large trees. Photograph: Frank Miller

Spend last December includes €36,908 on installation and storage of Smithfield tree

A Co Clare pensioner has been convicted of assault after a row with his neighbour over the piling horse manure against the wall dividing their properties. File photograph: Getty Images.

Joe Williams (68), Ballytarsna, Co Clare, struck Brett Payton (46) with a piece of scrap

Supermacs boss, Pat McDonagh (above) confirmed this week that the withdrawal of the Australian tradmark application is purely tactical and that a fresh revised application will be lodged in the next two months.

Galway-based fast food firm will European ruling preventing it from selling products under Supermacs brand

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Strong sunshine drives numbers and exuberant atmosphere at events around country

Local resident Barry Chambers  said there are already 14 pubs on the Camden Street/Wexford Street area, with 13 cafes/restaurants also serving alcohol. File photograph: Google Street View

€4m JD Wetherspoon super-pub and hotel development on hold following objections

An Ikea HR manager told the hearing she treated the incident as “gross misconduct” and she followed the gross misconduct protocol as theft in any form was considered gross misconduct. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Man fired after drinking milkshake not paid for, Employment Appeals Tribunal hears

Judge Patrick Durcan at Ennis District Court had told the parents of a teenager often missing from school   to bring their toothbrushes to court on Friday in case their daughter’s  attendance record did not improve. File photograph: Getty Images

Judge had threatened parents with jail time if daughter (14) did not get back to class

Over €16.5 million in compensation was paid in 2014 to people infected with hepatitis C and HIV by contaminated blood products from the Blood Transfusion Service Board more than two decades ago. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Millions paid in compensation to those affected by contaminated blood products

Judge Patrick Durcan says he’s ‘deadly serious’ about consequences of non-attendance

US tycoon and presidential hopeful Donald Trump  at Shannon Airport in May 2014 to visit the Doonbeg golf course after he had gotten  permission  for protection works at the  14th green.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Coastal barrier for golf resort has overwhelming support of community - John O’Dea

Judge Durcan said that to remove any uncertainty over the issue the case should go forward to the High Court to decide upon. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Judge says staff do not have authority to prosecute speeding cases in the District Court

A Department of Justice spokesman said the  charters were run in conjunction with the European Union agency, Frontex. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

DSV Air and Sea and Air Partners were paid for four chartered flights from Dublin

A woman who posted details of a physical assault she suffered at the hands of her father on Facebook has been criticised by a judge.

Woman said she put information online in a ‘cry for help’ as mother did not believe her

Supermarket giant had withheld payment, claiming it cannot afford to pay

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan (centre) leaves Ennis District Court last week  flanked by her mother Eileen and solicitor Bill O’Donnell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Judge in Ennis hears Cranberries singer has paid €6,000 into court poor box

Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

Zulfaqar Ali took an unsanctioned three week holiday to go on pilgrimage

Singer Dolores O’Riordan outside Ennis District Court in Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Illness ‘completely inhibited her judgment’, says judge in air rage case

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan arrives at Ennis District Court where she is to  be sentenced for head-butting and spitting on a police officer following an alleged air rage incident on a flight from New York. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Criminalising Cranberries signer would not be just as she had mental illness, judge says

Independent election candidate Dr Micheal Harty (centre) chatting to Kinvara men Patrick Quinn, Michael O’Loughlin, Michael O’Loughlin Junior and Patrick O’Loughlin during his visit to Ennis Mart. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Sinn Féin’s Noeleen Moran and Dr Michael Harty tipped to become TDs

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “We have to bring therapists into the schools. It is not acceptable that children have to wait for therapists.” Photograph: Oisín McHugh/FusionShooters.

Micheál Martin denies his party is engaging in auction politics

Kairos Communications Ltd is contributor of religious programming to RTÉ

An Post suspended Gregory  Crowe - employed with the company since 1999 - after coming across a newspaper report on his conviction for sale and supply of drugs.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Employment Appeals Tribunal finds Gregory Crowe’s dismissal was fair as trust ‘destroyed’

A mother rubbed dog faeces on the face of your young daughter and pushed her down a stairs during a five year period of neglect has been placed on a probation bond.

Judge tells woman (37) the way she treated her daughter was ‘damaging in the extreme’

Revenue said its remaining investigations into 350 consultants were at various stages of completion

Two-year investigation into financial affairs of consultants has yielded €39m in taxes and penalties

Graham Dwyer: Seán Guerin SC received  €101,726 fee for putting the State’s case during the 43-day Dwyer trial last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

DPP’s bill for all barristers prosecuting cases rises 4.6% to €14m in 2015

The opening of a new consulate in Hong Kong in 2015 saw “rental allowance” costs soar there from €29,080 to €295,062. Photograph: Billy HC Kwok/Bloomberg

Department of Foreign Affairs forced to increase allowance worldwide to €7.5m

Businessman and financier Dermot Desmond. The appeal has been launched on behalf of his wife. Photograph:  Joe St Leger

Planning consultants for wife of financier warn of risk to property on Ailesbury Road

At  Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Gerald Keys sentenced Anthony Conway (34) to four years with the final year suspended for  defilement of a  girl on dates between September and December 2013. File photograph: Collins Courts.

Judge lifts restriction on identifying Anthony Conway (34) with consent of victim

7 Shrewsbury Road, Dublin. Shrewsbury Road residents are trying to block plans for an extension at the property that includes an underground cinema. Photograph: MyHome.ie

Shrewsbury Road property owners object to application for three-storey extension

Marek Skiba (51), orignially from Poland, was described during his funeral Mass at the St Peter and Paul Cathedral in Ennis (pictured) on Monday as ‘a soft soul who only wanted a beautiful ordinary life’. Image: Google Streetview.

Marek Skiba (51) remained in mortuary for weeks as there was no money for funeral

Martin McNamara (25) was banned from driving for eight years. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Man with 31 previous convictions for driving without insurance jailed for 10 months

The first district court sitting of 2016 in Co Clare took place on Tuesday at the Brian Boru pub - two years after the Courts Service signalled it could be last orders for cases being heard in bars. Image: Google Maps.

Beer taps and disco lights visible as cases heard at Brian Boru pub in Killaloe

The overall €3.67 million paid out by the Law Society compensation fund in 2014 compared to €2.85 million in 2013, €4.3 million in 2012 and €3.69 million in 2011. File photograph: Getty Images

Amount paid out in claims on compensation fund to clients increases to €3.67m in 2014

The Irish arm of Tesco has been ordered to pay a former employee in one of its Co Wexford  €41,000 for unfair dismissal. Photograph: Getty

Tribunal finds worker had paid later for the food and dismissal was disproportionate

Sorrento Terrace in Dalkey, Co Dublin (file photo). Photograph: Eric Luke

Film-maker objects to swimming shelter built next door to Dalkey home

Sligo’s losses don’t include whatever the council will have to pay in legal fees from the Lissadell House case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Loss of €570,000 in 2014 was a dramatic improvement on the €6.3m loss in 2013

Fr Paddy Conway (inset) gave Michael Clune  a lift into Ennis after Mr Clune broke into his house.

Inspector says accused ‘has our hearts broken in the gardaí’

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan arrives at Ennis District Court. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cranberries singer shouted ‘I’m an icon, I’m the Queen of Limerick’ during incident at Shannon

The man’s sentence was for breaching section nine of the Firearms Act and section six of the Public Order Act

Man’s five-month sentence arose from smashing his television in Ennis town centre

Moneypoint power station: west Clare plant produced 2.89 million tonnes of CO2 in 2013. Photograph: Neil Warner

Kilrush butcher says Moneypoint will always be viewed as jewel in the crown of west Clare

Donal Harte became trapped in his tractor after it turned over on a flooded road at Erinagh near the village of Feakle in the east Co Clare. Photograph:  Eamon Ward.

Co Clare man Donal Harte became trapped in vehicle after river burst its banks

At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan dismissed the cases as a result of the High Court judgment in September which ruled the results of alcohol breath tests must be supplied in English and Irish to suspected drink-drivers, in a case relating to a Romanian national.

Cases dismissed over legal complexity to do with bilingual supply of breath test results

Paul O’Higgins SC: one of two barristers who was awarded more than  €350,000 for his work for the State in Ian Bailey’s High Court action for damages. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Two of the barristers each received fees in excess of €350,000

The Abbey Theatre enjoyed its best profit since 2007 last year. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Play featuring ‘Love/Hate’ star Vaughan Lawlor described as ‘sell-out sensation’

The GAA said  the current free-to-air list of events, which included the  All-Ireland hurling and football finals, was appropriate and it did not wish to propose or exclude other events. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

FAI says having matches on list is inequitable while IRFU objects over Six Nations games

Michael Boylan, managing partner and head of medical negligence at Augustus Cullen, laid the blame for the amounts paid to plaintiffs’ legal firms at the door of the claims agency. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Total of €30 million paid out to law firms from negligence cases against State last year

Rehab’s 2014 annual report shows one employee received between €320,000-€330,000 last year through salary and redundancy payments

Two departing staff members of the disabilities charity have payment details redacted

The largest proportion of pay for the Oireachtas banking inquiry has gone  on investigator pay, totalling €642,856. Photograph: Alan Betson

Inquiry sat for 14 days between July and September, with average cost of €103,000 per day

 Judge Patrick Durcan:   remanded  bokith Joyce brothers in custody to reappear before the court on November 4th. Photograph: Tony Grehan/Press 22

Man’s solicitor said John Joyce suffered a skull fracture and had brain surgery

Brian Joyce (21) suffered an attack in Limerick prison where he sustained serious head injuries.

Brian Joyce required brain surgery after being attacked in jail toilets

Two girls became ill after eating custard yoghurt bought at an Aldi store in Ennis. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett/Files

Court hears two girls fell ‘violently ill’ after eating yoghurt bought in Co Clare store

An Post said the core An Post firm “is currently in a loss-making cycle”

Labour Court says continuance of pay freeze proposed by An Post ‘is no longer a viable proposition’

A court hearing was suspended after a man  mooned a judge and then  exposed his penis and shouted at the judge.

Man moons judge and shows his penis after brother denied bail at Ennis district court

Some cyclists seem to think ‘they are exempt from road traffic laws’, says judge in Ennis

Conor Haugh’s sending of two texts to a woman is “a serious breach” of his bail pending sentence, said Counsel for the State Stephen Coughlan.   Photograph: Michaela Rehle

Farm worker pleaded guilty to harassing woman over 11-month period

Stolen property includes antique bathroom fittings, antique chandeliers, candelabras and light fittings. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

Pair went missing after pleading guilty over theft at mansion owned by son of Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara

Lisdoonvarna hosts third annual 'Outing' for LGBT community

Former Syrian army fighter jets at the Abu Duhur military airport, the last regime-held military base in northwestern Idlib province, after Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate and its allies seized the base on September 9th in the latest setback for President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Al-Nusra Front and a coalition of mostly Islamist groups captured the military airport after a siege that lasted two years, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. Photograph: AFP

Michael Noonan confirms €1m frozen in accounts owned by parties with links to Iran

On his first trip to Ireland last year as owner of  Doonbeg Golf Resort, Donald Trump promised an investment of €45 million. However, that spend won’t happen without the coastal protection plan getting the go-ahead.  File photograph: Steve Pope/Getty Images

Doonbeg Golf Resort seeks permission for wall to halt sea erosion at Doughmore beach

In his ruling, the judge said he found the father had engaged in “contemptible behaviour” in recording a conversation with his daughter over what she saw during a domestic argument between the parents. File photograph: Getty Images

Man said wife ‘belittles me and makes me feel worthless. I feel really intimidated, helpless’

Axiom Consulting Partners  who were paid almost €100,000 said many staff reported “a general absence of personal accountability”. Photograph: Getty Images

Consultants note dress code at Department of Social Protection ‘merits investigation’

John and Edward Grimes aka Jedward pictured in 2012 after arriving home from the Eurovision song contest in Azerbijan, where they represented Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Karolina Jabczuga alleged constructive dismissal after her 2012 resignation

Musician Dolores O’Riordan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Cranberries singer faces prosecution for incident at Shannon Airport last November

For over a year, service provider Applus “either remained unaware or overlooked the claimant’s action. In the tribunal’s view this delay undermines the decision to dismiss the claimant”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Employment Appeals Tribunal finds for Richard Godsland who tested own vehicle

Prince Charles with Brendan Dunford, Brigid Barry and Aine Bird of Burren Beo, on a visit to the Burren, Co Clare. Photograph: Eric Luke

Burren farmers have been paid more than €2.1m over the past five years

There has been a moral panic in Ireland about the sexualisation of young people and the spread of pornography.

romantic love has become the new religion in Ireland and throughout the West.

Merriman Summer School  speaker Dr Carol Coulter: “No epidemic of middle-aged and middle-class men abandoning their wives.”  Photograph: Frank Miller

Relatively few people affected by divorce and marriage equality, summer school hears

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness said: “Irish husbands by and large have not deserted their wives to take off with painted floozies.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former judge tells Merriman summer school we now have more equality between spouses

Figures provided by the Department of Education in response to a Freedom of Information request show that one retired school teacher received a lump sum of €165,862

Figures show €76.34m was paid to out to retiring primary school teachers in 2014

A book of evidence was served on Patrick Kolodziej of Coor East, Doonogan, at Ennis District Court. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Solicitor’s accused said he was making a fresh bail application

Sell-out crowds who wanted to see  Tom Vaughan-Lawlor of ‘Love/Hate’ contributed to rise in profits

Profits at firm that operates theatre festival last year increased by 151 per cent

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears before the Oireachtas banking inquiry last week.

Oireachtas inquiry’s cost rose €1.3 million in the last quarter, says progress report

Cornelius (44) and Angelique Billing (27) and who died after being stabbed at their apartment over a shop on the main street of the village of Kildysart, Co Clare. Photograph: Facebook

Fireman tells inquest he saw a five-year-old girl screaming ‘help, help, help my mom’

Keith Garrihy (18) and Jason Freyne (22) both walked out the back door of the Ennis courthouse and made a run for freedom.

Jason Freyne (22) remains on the run, after Keith Garrihy (18) was apprehended

Donald Trump attends the 2015 Hank’s Yanks Golf Classic at Trump Golf Links  in New York. Photograph: Getty

An Bord Pleanala refuses permission for Clare wind farm near Doonbeg golf course

Thomas Howard, Listowel, Co Kerry appearing at a special sitting of Ennis District Court on Saturday morning in relation to the false imprisonment of three people at Sixmilebridge on Thursday

Thomas Howard (50) charged with false imprisonment and attempted robbery

The scene at Deepark, Sixmilebridge, Co Clare Photograph: Press 22

Trio believed to have overpowered man after struggle in which gun was discharged

Clare Co Council  made  a U-turn on 8ft depths for graves after Clare Funeral Directors voiced concerns, with one director  claiming the lives of grave-diggers would be endangered by the clause. File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Funeral director claims lives of grave-diggers would be endangered by clause dating to 1888

The office of the Employment Appeals Tribunal at Davitt House, Adelaide Road, Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Extra work at Kerry supermarket was declined to focus on final year exams

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