Workplace commission report tells of altercation with caretaker over ‘May altar’

Because Ms D was the only female on the staff, she was asked to carry out chambermaid duties at the business in addition to her bar duties.  Photograph: Charlie Schuck/Getty

Ms D suffers painful endometriosis condition, Workplace Relations Commission told

A bookkeeper who was ‘retired’ by her employer on reaching the age of 66 has been awarded €12,000 in an age discrimination case she took against a family run retail business. Image: iStock

Woman took case against family-run retail business which believed setting parting age necessary

New figures show the Garda overtime bill rose by 57% in the first half of this year compared with the same period last year. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

New figures reveal one sergeant earned €49,098 in overtime in a six-month period

Of the 492 complaints made about taxis,  168 were about fares. These included one from an Indian national who arrived at Dublin Airport and complained after being charged €43 for a €25 journey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

National Transport Authority got 492 complaints from taxi users in six months to June

Karl Haugh, the 25-year-old man who died after being stabbed in Kilkee, Co Clare.

Robbie Walsh fails in bail application over Karl Haugh’s assault

Michael Flatley with members of the Lissycasey Set Dancers at the opening of Fleadh Cheoil 2017 in Ennis on Sunday. Photograph:  Eamon Ward

Ennis will see 3,000 competitors playing, singing or dancing for all-Ireland glory

Mourners carry the coffin from St Senan’s Church at the funeral of Karl Haugh in Kilkee, Co Clare on Wednesday.

Karl Haugh (25) died after being stabbed during an incident near his home in Kilkee

Study found a 20% increase in cardiovascular deaths among men in the year after the crash. Photograph:  PA

Study on ‘heart-broken Celtic Tiger’ details impact of job loss and economic uncertainty

Developer Michael O’Flynn said the new fast-track planning rules would “help to address Ireland’s chronic housing supply issues”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

O’Flynn Group looking to build scheme on 31-hectare site near Glanmire in Co Cork

The Garda Armed Support Unit has been requested to carry out patrols in the Kilrush and Kilkee areas amid fears of  reprisals following the fatal stabbing

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal early-morning attack in Kilkee

Stabbing victim: Karl Haugh, from Kilkee, Co Clare, died in an attack near his home. Photograph: Facebook

Karl Haugh’s teenage sister and friend died in crash in which he was critically injured

Strand Hotel, Limerick: the company fired Krzysztof Scislowski for gross misconduct

Strand Hotel in Limerick dismisses kitchen steward for stealing coffee powder

Brian O’Driscoll and  Amy Huberman  at the Wimbledon tennis championships. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Neighbours on Palmerston Road fear revamp will reduce light hitting their garden

A multinational firm sacked an Irish employee after he washed his feet in a container used for serving food in the factory canteen. File image: iStock.

Long-serving Baxter Healthcare worker Martin Conroy claimed decision ‘too harsh’

The charity stated that the apparent parking of the vehicle for an extended period in the parking lot of a pub “was unacceptable”. Photograph: Istock

Decision to dismiss the man was reasonable, Workplace Relations Commission finds

the DPP had lodged an appeal against claims is the undue leniency of the sentence imposed on Co Clare-based building contractor Patrick Mahony in April. Photograph: Alan Betson

Contractor received three-year suspended sentence and fine for ‘significant tax fraud’

The keys were removed from the ignition of a thief’s getaway car while he held up Bunratty, Co Clare a gift store with a bayonet knife and stole €128 in cash, a court has heard. Image: Google streetview

Barrister says James Gleeson ‘didn’t display a particular expertise in the offence’

Former Ireland international Brian O’Driscoll: set up his business in 2001. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

ODM & Promotions accumulated profits rose by €730,000 in 12 months to August 2016

The WRC ruled a bakery was not discriminating on religious grounds when it refused to bake a cake with an anti-gay marriage message. Photograph: iStock

Order included lettering: ‘Gay marriage is a perversion of equality’, WRC hearing told

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurance sum paid following impact of incident on hotel business, accounts show

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan allayed concerns that the backlog is impacting on Garda prosecutions in the courts. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice says issue is not impacting on Garda prosecutions in courts

Portlaoise prison saw the highest use of riot teams among Irish prisons in 2016. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

New figures for 2016 show 373 instances of Control and Restraint squads being deployed

D Wing at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Largest number of complaints (21) filed against officers at Midlands Prison

 The passports for the children will be released  so the holiday can proceed. File Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Judge says greater risk of being killed by car in Ennis than in terrorist attack in London

Patrick Guilbaud with his book ‘Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. The First Thirty Years’, which was launched in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

The eponymous restaurant has recorded record profits after 36 years in business

At Ennis Circuit Court, Michael Mason of Sheeaun, Scarriff, Co Clare, who uses a wheelchair, pleaded guilty to the sexual assault in October 2015 of one of the assistants, aged 20 at the time.

Nursing home resident pleasured himself and asked woman to perform sex act on him

Patrick Guilbaud. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michelin-starred restaurant benefiting from ‘huge amount’ of American tourists

The judge ordered the Liam  Flynn to pay over €20,000 in compensation to his victim

Court heard pair would drink and watch ‘Sons of Anarchy’ every week at farmer’s house

Tax authorities target 120 taxpayers who extracted more than €100m from companies without paying tax

Former bus driver Ciaran Colgan  told officers at Crumlin Garda station that he had abused the girl on three different occasions in 2001 to 2003 in west Clare.

Ciaran Colgan offended again four years after admitting sexual abuse acts

An employment law expert said the amount awarded ’will no way act as a deterrent to employers in sacking pregnant employees’. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Employment law expert says €4,000 penalty will no way ‘act as a deterrent to employers’

Liam Flynn outside court in  Ennis, Co Clare.

Man, who pleaded guilty to assault causing harm, said gun ‘just went off’

A judge has trained his sights on broadcaster Joe Duffy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ennis District Court judge criticises media as he hands down three-month jail term

The nurse was seeking compensation for loss of income, reinstatement of holiday entitlement and her pension protected. Photograph: Frank Miller

Woman claimed she had been unnecessarily unable to return to work for two years

Housing protesters  at Apollo House, Dublin last January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin buildings to be flattened and sites redeveloped under €50m plan

Employment Appeals Tribunal office on Adelaide Road: Sultana Anwar said she worked for the Nazirs until August 10th, 2011. She said she started work at 7am each day and sometimes did not finish until 11 or 12 in the evening. Photograph: David Sleator

Employment Appeals Tribunal tell Tahir Nazir and wife to pay Sultana Anwar €66,794

A judge has granted court protection to a father and his two children after hearing that the children’s mother threatened to kill their baby last Christmas Eve. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Father and two children granted court protection following incident last December

On March 28th 2016, 722 passport applications were received by the embassy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Passport applications also spike when Theresa May signed Brexit document

On Friday, a female motorist told Judge Durcan that she didn’t receive the Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) from the Thurles unit that would have given her time to pay fines for two speeding offences. Photograph: Getty Images

Judge Patrick Durcan orders Garda overseeing system to explain it at Ennis court

Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman have yet to move into their new home on the Palmerston Road in Rathmines. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former Ireland rugby captain and actor want to revamp €1.8m Rathmines home

Woman had provided unstinting loyalty to her employer for more than 30 years

Ennis District Court. Photograph: Google Street View

39-year-old woman charged with driving offences is innocent ‘until proven otherwise’

In total last year, GSOC finalised 1,706 complaints involving 3,839 allegations. In respect of 1,850 allegations, the cases were discontinued where further investigation was not necessary or reasonably practicable. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

GSOC last year referred 13 cases to DPP to decide if prosecution should take place

Leo Varadkar said: ‘I am very satisfied that the campaign has been effective in raising the discussion around this topic’.

Campaign cost Department of Social Protection €206,000

The Labour Court has also upheld the adjudication officer’s ruling that Mr Davis’s former employer, waste firm Enva, pay him €3,700. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Court upholds ruling man was unfairly dismissed but contributed 90% to his dismissal

The unnamed worker claimed unfair dismissal but the Workplace Relations Commission  threw out the claim

WRC told elderly man had envelope containing €438 when he came for treatment

Niamh O’Brien who ran for Fís Nua in the 2016 general election was banned from driving for five years.

Niamh O’Brien receives four-month jail term after conviction for dangerous driving

Judge Patrick Durcan said: ‘I am confident that if you have half your mother’s decency that you will come out the other end.’

When man returned home and heard a loud bang, he ‘knew it wasn’t Santa Claus’

Saoirse Ronan as Eilis in Brooklyn: actor is the owner of Slaney Productions Ltd.  Photograph: Kerry Brown/courtesy Twentieth Century Fox

Slaney Productions Ltd’s healthy balance sheet driven in part by ‘Brooklyn’ success

Workplace Relations Commission orders hotel to pay €31,200 to chef

Anne Enright,  Laureate for Irish Fiction, Photograph: Alan Betson

Booker Prize-winning author objects to neighbours’ house plans in south Dublin

One of the  Irish-owned Mr Price Branded Bargains shops: the company was ordered to pay €7,500 in compensation to the employee.

Mr Price Branded Bargains accepts WRC ruling and will not be appealing the decision

Greg Wilmot and his son Ross at their home in   Sixmilebridge; and Conor Wilmot, who was laid to rest on Tuesday

Priest warns of internet danger at funeral of Clare teenager who died after ‘choking game’

 Greg Wilmot and  his son Ross (10) hold photographs of their son and brother Conor Wilmot (right) who died last week. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22.

Greg Wilmot denies his son Conor was being bullied

Pat Kenny: turned 69 earlier this year and remains in high demand from TV executives. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pat Kenny Media Services Ltd’s retained profits have soared since he left RTÉ

Luas: As a result of failing alcohol  tests, the worker was accused of contravening the company’s drugs and alcohol policy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Workplace Relations Commission says inquiry into man’s weekend drinking flawed

The woman’s counsel told the court “the continuous messaging . . . is a breach of the protection order”. Photograph: Getty Images

Judge limits man (75) to two messages a week as wife seeks safety order

John Glavey had worked at Ireland West Airport Knock as a senior bartender since 1991. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Court finds company discriminated against man by making him stop working at 65

Presenter Graham Norton during filming of the Graham Norton show. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Comedian also clocks up sales of €620,000 on debut novel

The initial deadline for voluntary disclosures to Revenue was last  May 1st, it was then extended

Noonan says full analysis of voluntary disclosures will be made by Revenue

Dolores McNamara won €115 million Euromillions jackpot in 2005. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The claim was for damages over a collision near Lough Derg in Co Clare in 2015

Judge John King strongly urged both men to get legal representation

Both men remanded on bail to reappear before Ennis District Court

A Wetherspoon pub: the group already operates five pubs in Ireland – four in Dublin and one in Cork. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

New €4m development including 98-bedroom hotel to go ahead on Camden Street

The judge ordered the man to cease all direct and indirect contact with his estranged partner, who is the mother of the baby. Photograph: Getty

Judge adjourns family law case to May 18th for paternity test to take place

WRC said letting agent’s statement that the landlord was looking for a couple ‘were sufficient to establish a prima facie case that prohibited conduct took place’. Photograph: iStock

Woman seeking an apartment was told a landlord was ‘looking for a couple’

Glenstal Abbey said that 258 students are enrolled for the coming September. Photographs: The Irish Times

Seven-day boarders pay almost €19,000 annually while day-boarder fees above €11,000

Hollywood star Tom Cruise is among the high-profile names associated with the Church of Scientology. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Global congregation counts film stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its flock

Some 250,000 passport applications have been received for the first quarter of 2017. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

250,000 applications have been received for the first quarter of this year

Doonbeg golf resort in Co Clare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US president’s son says Doonbeg community supports new application for coastal wall

Five of the stolen 15 cattle remained unaccounted for in the food chain after a 10-month Garda investigation. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Judge says sentence more lenient due to punishment of being shunned by community

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at a press briefing. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Training for gardaí included mock radio and TV interviews

Workplace Relations Commission:  found the nursing home instigated the disciplinary procedure to dismiss the nurse in advance of her reaching 12 months of service, as a result of her protected disclosure to Hiqa. Photograph: Alan Betson

Workplace Relations Commission finds job loss linked to protected disclosure to Hiqa

Prosecutions for speeding do not fall when they are handled by gardaí, the judge said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cases dismissed because of improperly served notices

Cliffs of Moher: Diamrem argues there could be no question of the public interest favouring retention by a planning authority of an unauthorised development so close to an ecologically sensitive site.

Park-and-ride firm Diamrem seeks closure of Clare County Council temporary car park

A Co Clare man who stole cattle from an elderly neighbour is being shunned in his local community by former friends and acquaintances, a court has heard. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Padraig O’Brien (42) identified as a rustler by a trail of hoof marks that led to his farm

Delia Keary (18) and Gary Kelly (18) were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck near Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick.

Delia Keary (18) and Gary Kelly (18) died in a road crash near Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick

CEO of the IPAV Pat Davitt said that not to show an apartment to someone because they are on rent allowance “is against the law”.

Man refused flat had been living with his wife and child in cramped conditions

A senior staff nurse observed a resident sitting on his bed having been fully undressed by Reda Kunceviciene without pulling the curtains around his bed or closing the door. Photograph: iStock

Woman awarded €22,000 after Employment Appeals Tribunal finds dismissal was unfair

The former French embassy chancery on Ailesbury Road, Dublin.

Shane Ryan secures permission for 25m pool, gym and five-car garage in €4m house

The lifeguard told the WRC  the decision to dismiss him was excessive and disproportionate

WRC rejects man’s claim for unfair dismissal, saying actions were totally inappropriate

Two legal firms specialising in medical negligence cases last year each received over €5 million in fees from the State Claims Agency.

Claims agency paid €37m to legal representatives in negligence cases last year

The Workplace Relations Commission found the employer failed to rebut the prima facie case made by the worker that she was sacked because she was pregnant. Photograph: Alan Betson

Workplace Relations Commission hears restaurant manager was given no notice

Judges claimed more than €1.6 million in expenses last year, an 11 per cent decrease on the previous year.

District Court judge Kevin Kilrane had the largest claim of 2016 at €51,563, figures show

Mosney Holidays was paid €7.4 million in 2016 to operate a direct provision centre for 600 asylum seekers at Mosney in Co Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller

Avoca owner Aramark paid €5.2m for three centres in which 850 asylum seekers live

The judge remanded the accused on bail to appear before Ennis District Court on April 26th. File photograph: Getty Images

Text is first book prohibited by censorship board in Republic for nearly two decades

Former Clare captain and Dublin manager Anthony Daly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/inpho

Judge says Stacey Massey has ‘horrific record’ with 60 previous convictions

The Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare: a 49,400-tonne rock barrier to protect holes 1, 9 and 18 at the course is being sought “as a matter of urgency”

Trump consultants say not erecting coastal defences will affect viability of resort

A monthly average of almost 700 homeless families were living in commercial hotels last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Annual cost of housing one family in a hotel tops €55,000 – over €150 per night

The proposed extension to Liffey Valley shopping centre would have increased its size by 50 per cent, and would have included an Olympic-sized indoor ice arena

Bord Pleanála rules extension would worsen traffic congestion on Dublin’s M50

Evan Meehan from Shannon has pleaded guilty to uploading 30 photos of local teenage girls from their Facebook profiles to a pornographic site.

Solicitor says Evan Meehan is addressing issues ‘that caused him to do something so foolish and so stupid’

Fr Bernárd Lynch and Billy Desmond were married in the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co Clare. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Co Clare priest married Billy Desmond in Spanish Point last week

The marriage of Fr Bernárd Lynch and Billy Desmond took place in the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co Clare. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

‘Our Right to Love is our Right to Justice – Billy and Bernard’

Ennis District Court: Judge Patrick Durcan  threw out a bail agreement reached between gardaí and the solicitor for the accused

Court hears agreement reached with gardaí for bail, subject to conditions

The  Doonbeg Golf Links course and hotel in Co Clare which is owned by US president Donald Trump.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US president took actions to distance himself from accusations of vested interests

Michael Harty sentenced at Ennis District Court to six months for ‘vile offences’

Apollo House and Hawkins House in Dublin. The planned demolition of Apollo House involves the planned demolition and redevelopment of the adjacent Hawkins House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Appeals lodged over the planned redevelopment of the 1960s office block in Dublin

Law Society paid out millions in compensation to clients of defaulting legal advisers

The woman said there has not been a repayment since 2010 on a mortgage that required monthly payments of €1,810. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Woman agrees to repossession as she cannot pay €486,000 owed to AIB subsidiary

The au pair said she worked three different Sundays and the commission stated that she should have received a premium of 25%. File photograph: Getty Images

Workplace Relations Commission finds for employee paid less than €5.65 per hour

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