The Employment Appeals Tribunal has ruled that a worker  involved in an incident where a banger exploded at work injuring a number of colleagues has been unfairly dismissed.

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a worker who was involved in an incident where a banger exploded at work injuring a number of col(...)

Counsel for the State, Stephen Coughlan BL, said it will be alleged that Brendan  Mahoney sent a pig’s head to the home of Garda Paul Heaslip, who was living in the Percy French estate in Kilkee at the time. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A man has pleaded not guilty to sending a pig’s head to the home of a garda in Co Clare.At Ennis Circuit Court, Brendan Mahoney (47), of Cabra Park, D(...)

The Dáil bars saw profits increase by more than 10 per cent last year, despite declining revenues. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Profits at the Dáil Éireann bars rose by more than 10 per cent from €104,129 to €115,466 last year. However, the profits were not a result of TDs and (...)

On the final day of the INTO congress in Ennis, Clones native Tracey Whyte told delegates that, in the current school year, she has suffered 20 physical assaults, with a total of 60 serious assaults against staff at her school. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A schoolteacher has told the INTO congress she has been head-butted, spat at, kicked in the head and had a fire-extinguisher thrown at her while in t(...)

The State Examinations Commission does not  round up percentages achieved in the Leaving Cert. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Co Clare mother has sharply criticised what she calls the injustices of the Leaving Cert system after her son missed out on his dream third-level co(...)

President Michael D Higgins meets Chinese president Xi Jinping during his visit to China last December. Photograph: AP Photo/Greg Baker

More than €600,000 was spent on upgrades to the Irish Embassy in Beijing over two years, including almost €11,000 on garden and terrace furniture, ac(...)

 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court  Mrs Susan Denham in court: she wrote ‘a number of members of the court have fallen ill . . .  and I believe that the cold temperatures have been a factor in this.’ Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Chief Justice warned she would have to cancel court sittings earlier this year because it was so cold in the Supreme Court as a result of a faulty(...)

 Mrs Justice Susan Denham: she  brought  a thermometer into court and found  the temperature in the Supreme Court and its conference room in the Four Courts complex varied between 13.5 and 19 degrees in January. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Chief Justice became so frustrated by the lack of heating in the Supreme Court earlier this year that she brought in a thermometer to take her own(...)

Head of the Clare Garda Traffic Corps Insp John Ryan said the route was “accident-free and a very safe road when there are no downpours of hail or sleet”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Freak hailstone storms have been blamed by the National Roads Authority (NRA) for a spate of traffic accidents and road closures on a €207 million st(...)

The court was told that three men had a machete, slash hook and hockey stick

A man has pleaded guilty to his role in a school-yard feud in Co Clare that had children and teachers running for cover.Thomas Molloy (23) of Park Ave(...)