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

Six coroners working on a part-time basis each earned more than €100,000 in gross fees and retainers in 2014. The figures, based on returns to the C(...)

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

Complaints over taxi driver behaviour made to the National Transport Authority (NTA) accounted for more than half of the total complaints concerning t(...)

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

The country’s largest local authority spent €144,504 on Christmas trees last December. The spend by Dublin City Council includes €36,908 on the inst(...)

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.

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 propert(...)

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.

Supermacs has withdrawn its application to register its brand in Australia in the latest twist in its brand war with fast food giant McDonalds. At t(...)

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

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

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

Concerns that there may be an over-concentration of pubs in the Camden Street area of Dublin city have resulted in plans for a new €4 million JD Wethe(...)

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

Retail giant Ikea sacked a bistro worker in its Dublin shop for drinking a €1.25 milkshake without paying for it, the Employment Appeals Tribunal has(...)

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

A judge told the parents of a school-shy teenager on Friday they could bring their toothbrushes home after a threat of jail was lifted. Judge Patrick(...)

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

More than €16.5 million in compensation was paid in 2014 to people infected with hepatitis C and HIV by contaminated blood products from the Blood Tra(...)