James Gallagher (28), of Cushlawn Park, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to theft at Weir’s Jewellers, Dundrum Shopping Centre (above),  and dangerous driving and driving without insurance on the M50 on September 25th, 2013. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Rolex watch worth over €26,000 which was taken by a thief and supposedly thrown out of a car window in south Dublin has yet to be recovered, a court(...)

Tiger Woods is propping up the leaderboard after carding a five over par opening round of 77 at the Hero World Challenge on his return form injury
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 5, 2014, 08:35

World Cup bid The Rugby World Cup is less than a year away and hopes of an Irish victory are higher than ever. But, if Joe Schmidt’s men fall s(...)

The Maldron Hotel Citywest is the group’s fifth Irish hotel.

The McGettigan Hotels group has strengthened its stake in the Irish hotel industry by acquiring the Maldron Hotel Citywest and Kingswood Country House(...)

Ian Madigan has been cleared fit for Leinster’s trip to The Stoop to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup at the weekend
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 2, 2014, 08:25

GAA ground support GAA president Liam O’Neill has voiced his support for a Leinster Gaelic games stadium to be built on Dublin’s M50 motorway r(...)

One of the trucks used to steal a large amount of alcohol from the Parkwest Industrial Estate in Dublin.

Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary at the Parkwest Industrial Estate in Ballyfermot last month in which a large amount of alcohol was sto(...)

 Marketing and corporate services director at Topaz  Paul Candon with Topaz staff member Deirdre Bruton and retail network development manager Jonathan Diver, at the site of the new Topaz station in Clonshaugh, Dublin.  Photograph: Maxwells

Petrol station group Topaz has said it will create 110 jobs at two new service stations, one in north Dublin and one in Laois. The company says it (...)

Paul Kimmage began work on Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography only to past the work onto Mark English, who ghosted The Test. Photograph: Inpho.
The game of sports ghostwriting
  • Sport
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

Hunter Davies published the authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968 and the football classic, The Glory Game. He’s also ghosted a few football boo(...)

Hauliers protest outside Dublin Port this morning over what they claim are high taxes on the sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Traffic was severely disrupted around Dublin’s East Wall and the Dublin Port Tunnel this morning due to a tax protest by lorry drivers. The drivers bl(...)

Food surplus redistribution hub: (from left) Karen Horgan, project manager, Trevor Keating, depot manager, Brendan Dempsey, director, and Leonard Murphy (driver) at the Bia Food Initiative’s hub in Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The industry term is surplus food, but that’s merely a euphemism for food waste – a problem said to cost the Irish economy up to €4 billion a year.W(...)

Members of the emergency services are attempting to extinguish a fire on the M50 near Blanchardstown this evening. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Northbound lanes of the M50 have reopened tonight at Blanchardstown after being closed for several hours after a lorry carrying hay caught fire earli(...)