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.

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 cou(...)

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

The amount paid out in claims by the Law Society to compensate clients of rogue solicitors rose by 29 per cent to €3.67 million in 2014. The Law Soci(...)

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

A long-serving Tesco worker sacked for eating a breakfast of eggs, beans, toast and sausages and not immediately paying, has been awarded €41,000 by a(...)

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

Film director Neil Jordan is involved in a planning row with his next-door neighbour at Sorrento Terrace in Dalkey, south Dublin. Last year, the most(...)

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

A local government auditor has questioned why loss-making Sligo County Council spent €15,000 sending a four-person delegation to the US on an eight-da(...)

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

A priest gave a burglar a lift into Ennis town centre minutes after discovering him hiding in his wardrobe. Fr Paddy Conway gave Michael Clune (30) a(...)

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

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan shouted: “I’m an icon, I’m the queen of Limerick” during an incident at Shannon Airport where she headbutted and(...)

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

A judge on Monday suspended a five-month jail term for a “Holocaust denier”, describing the case as one of the most bizarre he had heard. At Ennis Ci(...)

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

Kilrush butcher Jack Kelly would be an ideal poster boy for any of the non-government organisations on the fringes of the climate conference in Paris(...)

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.

A Co Clare farmer had a lucky escape from the floods brought about by Storm Desmond on Saturday. Donal Harte became trapped in his tractor after it t(...)