French-born pimp and defendant Dominique Alderweireld arriving at the Lille courthouse as the “Carlton” case trial began on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in a car with tinted windows for the first day of his trial for “aggravated pimping”. He was driven into a car park ben(...)

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn (partially seen in backseat of car) arrives for the start of a trial in the so-called Carlton Affair, in Lille on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, will go on trial in Lille on Monday accused of pimping, in a case that (...)

The Jacob’s Inn hostel, which is on Talbot Place near the Busáras bus station

Investment group Brehon Capital has added to its investment portfolio in Ireland by acquiring the 420-bed Jacobs Inn hostel in central Dublin for abo(...)

Foxrock village: in its appeal, Foxrock Area Community and Enterprise said building on such an extensive scale would “be detrimental to the unique ambience and amenities of the area”. Photograph: Eric Luke

A construction group owned by one of Nama’s largest clients has got permission for a major housing development in Foxrock following a long planning d(...)

Staff protesting outside the Paris Bakery on Dublin’s Moore Street this morning. Photograph: Elaine Edwards 1:14

Staff at the acclaimed Paris Bakery on Dublin’s Moore Street are staging a protest outside the building over what they claim are wages owed to them.Ab(...)

‘My trouble began when I received a bill from Meteor for €740 as I had exceeded my broadband limit,’ a reader tells us

CUSTOMER DISTRESSED BY MOUNTING BROADBAND BILLLisa is a mobile phone customer with Meteor. She pays her bill by direct debit and until recently “alway(...)

Powerscourt hotel: “The hotel and golf complex will remain separately owned and managed. But it will start to feel like one resort to customers,” said hotel manager David Webster

David Webster, manager of the Powerscourt hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton) in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, has caught the positivity bug which is n(...)

The Paris Bakery in Moore Street, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons. 2:06

A bakery on Moore Street in Dublin is set to be demolished with the loss of 70 jobs to make way for a road as part of t(...)

Flamboyant businessman Philip Marley and girlfriend Dana Wilkey. photograph: rene rossignaud

The liquidation of Ely Properties, an apartment management company owned by the flamboyant businessman Philip Marley, is throwing up all sorts of inte(...)

There are more Chinese tourists than ever, including those seen at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Do you know your dim sum from your congee? If you are in the hotel or tourism business, perhaps you should consider adding these Chinese dishes to you(...)