A spokeswoman for TCD, Ireland’s oldest university,  ruled out the prospect of a “Guinness Long Room” or a “Ryanair Front Square”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Education establishments accused of selling themselves by federation

A garda told the judge that while Harry Dinan was giving evidence, he saw Kevin Dinan “discreetly” video his uncle in the court.

Two men involved in court incident had been previously convicted of 2010 manslaughter

Cocaine seized by Revenue in Liscannor, Co Clare. Photograph: Revenue

Washed-up device may have been attached below waterline of cargo ship

Anthony Foley’s sons Tony and Dan with Munster players at Thomond Park, Limerick, last Saturday. Tony’s Facebook campaign is hashtagged #8masses4no8. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Axel Foley Memorial page asks visitors to attend eight Masses and pray for loved ones

In addition, the Oireachtas has set aside €15.4m for a pension fund. Photograph: Getty Images

In excess of 80 TDs and Senators who missed out on re-election get ‘termination payments’

At Ennis District Court, Kevin McCormack was charged with the assault causing harm of his brother Michael on June 8th last year.

Court hears claim brother sustained shovel wound requiring 20 stitches

In the mid-morning incident at the Ennis branch of McDonald’s on June 7th last, the man ordered a double sausage meal with extra hash brown, extra sausage and milk. Stock photograph: iStock

44-year-old said actions after ordering drive-thru breakfast were for ‘thrill of it’

The court heard it was 15 minutes into the Ryanair flight from Berlin to Shannon when the passsengers ‘started to make his presence felt’.  File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

52-year-old antique restorer pleaded guilty over disrupting flight to Shannon

Last year, almost €1.3 million was paid in fines to the poor box in courts across the country. File photograph: Collins Courts

Donations in Ennis will now be made to Court Discretionary Fund, says Patrick Durcan

Colleen McDonagh with her six children, Michael (11), Chloe (10), Sandra (8), John (6), Ger (4) and Ann-Harper (1). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colleen and John McDonagh and their six children have been homeless since Monday

The hotel had issued the chambermaid with a contract for employment two weeks before she was dismissed. File photograph: Getty Images

Hotel argues poor performance but claimant’s version of events deemed ‘more credible’

The 2009 Ryan Report recommended that 18 religious congregations  pay about half of the cost of the €1.5 billion redress scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson

State asked bodies to pay €725 million for victims but they have offered €480 million

Áras Chois Fharraige home in Spiddal, Co Galway.

Ex-employee was disciplined after raising concerns over alleged abuse at centre

Image of the proposed new RDS arena stand to increase  crowd capacity from 18,500 to 21,000, mainly to cater for Leinster rugby games.

‘It’s constant harassment from traffic. Residential life is gone here at the weekends’

 Brian O’Driscoll is a major shareholder in the firm with tech entrepreneur Ray Nolan. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Ultimate Rugby Ltd enjoys a boost from the Rugby World Cup in England

The funeral of Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas takes place at St Brigid’s Church in Liscannor, Co Clare. Photograph: PA

Members of Coast Guard formed a guard of honour for hearse outside St Brigid’s Church

Crowds queueing to pay their respects at the removal of Caitríona Lucas at Liscannor, Co Clare, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Caitríona Lucas (41) remembered at removal following her death during search operation

A file photo of late Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas, who died off Kilkee  on Monday. File photograph: Press 22

Late mother-of-two described as ‘very active member’ of Doolin Coast Guard Unit

Monteco Holdings, a company co-owned by AirAsia boss and Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes, was previously granted permission to demolish and redevelop the Ormond Hotel (above). This was in spite of opposition from the Save Joycean Dublin Committee and local residents. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Monteco Holdings can develop hotel linked with James Joyce’s Ulysses, despite opposition

 Beckman Coulter is seeking to increase its workforce at its Clare plant.

US bio-medical firm seeks to increase workforce by 105 following closure of Galway plant

A creche owner must pay up after the Workplace Relations Commission awarded a woman who formerly worked at the creche just under €5,000 after finding she was unfairly dismissed because she was pregnant. File photograph: Getty Images

Workplace Relations Commission awards worker €4,900 over unfair-dismissal finding

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has awarded the unnamed worker €2,010 after finding that she was unfairly dismissed by the creche run under the auspices of an unnamed religious order. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former creche employee awarded €2,010 after successful unfair dismissal challenge

The Irish military’s drug testing programme was introduced in 2003. Since then, 105 personnel have tested positive. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Number testing positive is more than tripple the number for 2014, and higher than 2013

Donal Óg Cusack had applied  to build a four-bedroom house and has appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork hurling hero withdraws appeal against ruling to block new home on site near Cloyne

File image of a woman breastfeeding her child. File photograph: Getty Images

Workplace Relations Commission hears paramedic’s complaint over transfer delay

Armed gardaí from the  Emergency Response Unit on patrol in north inner city Dublin during an upswing in  gang-related violence earlier this year. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gangland costs: City overtime bill up €7m to €18.47m for first half of this year

Mike Mahony and Marion Casey make the most of the sunshine between the showers on O’Connell Square in Ennis at the Fleadh. Photograph: Eamon Ward

After 39 years, the traditional music festival returns to Ennis for ‘phenomenal’ event

Two-year-old Clodagh Purcell leading the CBS Limerick Pipe band at the the opening parade of Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann in Ennis, Co Clare.  Photograph:  Eamon Ward

Biggest annual event in Irish traditional music returns to Clare town after 39 years

The total cost of running Portlaoise Prison last year was €21.32million.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Cost per prisoner up from €95,818 to €97,824, as number of people jailed down 28

Denis O’Brien: businessman is linked to property firm Purleigh Holdings which wants to build 71 apartments in five white pavilion blocks in Donnybrook. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Property firm backed by businessman Denis O’Brien aims to build €50m luxury scheme

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud co-owner Patrick Guilbaud. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michelin two-star restaurant enjoying ‘very strong’ year

While it found in his favour, the Employment Appeals Tribunal described Sean McHugh’s dealings in the matter that got him the sack as “naive, reckless and careless”. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judgement finds bank’s action in dismissing man was ‘disproportionate’

  Frankie Dettori and  Clare Balding take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge (for the UK branch): the campaign went viral in 2014 and helped the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association raise €2 million. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Last year fundraising money fell 59% to €844,285 from record €2m in 2014

Escalating expense of the system criticised by former Tusla chief executive

Figures show the two lead prosecutors in the case against  John Bowe,  Willie McAteer and Denis Casey - Paul O’Higgins SC (above) and Úna Ní Raifeartaigh SC - received over €750,000 between them. Mr O’Higgins received €384,375 while Ms Ní Raifeartaigh received €369,615. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

€1m to prosecutors in longest criminal trial in State’s history increases fees

Donal Óg Cusack had hoped to build a four-bedroom house and has appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former hurler denied permission for house 1.5km outside home village of Cloyne

Eamon Dunphy: said the shop was at the heart of the community. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Eamon Dunphy and Susan Jane White among locals defending amenity

Oisín House on Pearse Street: was to be demolished to make way for the new building. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

TCD had prior council approval for seven-storey student scheme at Oisín House

The west Clare man pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of two of his nieces.

77-year old lured his six-year-old niece to his home with the promise of biscuits

A mother-of-three who sent ‘a vile’ Christmas card to an 11-year-old girl has been ordered to pay €600 into a court poor box.  Photograph: Thinkstock.

Matter involving mother of three linked to incident between her daughter and girl when aged eight

Local golfer Aideen Walsh looks at the damaged 6th green at Woodstock Golf club, in Ennis, Co Clare after a herd of cattle ran across the course. Photograph by Eamon Ward

‘Hooves made divots of two, three and four inches deep on the greens’, says club member

Neil Jordan is in dispute with a neighbour over an 11sq m  bathing shelter at Sorrento Terrace in Dalkey, south Dublin

Council grants permission for film director’s neighbour to retain bathing shelter at home

A witness to the incident, hotel waiter Killian O’Grady, said that on starting work at 6pm on the night he could see that tension was high in the kitchen and the two chefs were not talking. File photograph: Getty Images

Neville Fitzpatrick thought he would die after ‘vicious assault’ by Thai chef Songwut Sanban

Sorrento Terrace in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Film director in planning battle with next door neighbour at exclusive Dalkey terrace

A coastal path at the Doonbeg golf links course and hotel in Co Clare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Not proven that 2.8km, 200,000-tonne rock ‘berm’ needed to protect course - department

The people of Doonbeg have shown support for Donald Trump’s contentious plan to erect a €10 million rock barrier to save his golf links course from coastal erosion. File photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

Clare County Council receives submissions of support for 200,000-tonne, 2.8km seawall

Mr Justice Anthony Barr says Julie Greene was permanently injured in the accident

At Ennis District Court (above), a native of Miltown Malbay in west Clare, Patrick Matthews (32), pleaded guilty to a total of 115 charges where 30 victims were ripped off of a total of €26,282. File photograph: Google Street View

Crimes emerge after complaint over €75 paid to Patrick Matthews (32) for One Direction ticket

Muhammad Ali with his wife Lonnie in Ennis, Co Clare, in 2009. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Distant relatives share memories of boxing legends who visited Co Clare in 2009

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California on June 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach this week called tycoon’s immigration comments ‘racist and dangerous’

Doonbeg Golf Club, Co Clare. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

‘It’s a big honour for Doonbeg,’ says ex-chairman of community development company

Mr De Morais told the hearing that he asked a duty manager at Nestor’s SuperValu could he have the pizza and the manager replied “whatever”. Image: Google Streetview

Galway shop ordered to pay €6,400 to man unfairly dismissed for taking food from rubbish

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

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