Garda Thomas Finnerty from Co Kildare pictured leaving the Four Courts after a High Court Garda Compensation hearing. Photograph: Courts Collins

A garda who was assaulted on patrol on two separate occasions has been awarded €60,000 damages in a High Court Garda Compensation hearing. Garda Thom(...)

BAM chief executive Theo Cullinane said the company had managed to buck the industry trend during 2012. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Profits at building and engineering company BAM grew by almost 50 per cent to €5.9 million last year, the latest figures show.BAM Contractors, the Ir(...)

‘When people ask me what kind of singer I am, I find it hard to answer . . . I always say I’m a folksinger. ‘Folk’ is a huge umbrella – I’m not(...)