David O’Loughlin is charged with killing Liam Manley by putting him into a rubbish chute at a Cork apartment block in May 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man accused of murdering a 59-year-old homeless today told a court that he never intended for the man to die when he put him in a refuse chute in hi(...)

Dariusz Rejniewicz of Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin but originally from Poland, pleaded guilty  to handling stolen property at McDonalds on Grafton Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A former Google employee has been given a suspended sentence for trying to sell a stolen laptop back to his colleague.The laptop was stolen from a wor(...)

Halfords has been seeking a CEO since January, when Davies announced that he planned to step down to join Tesco as head of the supermarket company’s UK operations.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Halfords Group Plc hired the head of McDonald’s UK operations as its new chief executive officer, ending a near three-month search for a successor to (...)

David O’Loughlin (28), of Garden City Apartments, North Main Street in Cork, denies the murder of Liam Manley (59) at Garden City Apartments on May 12th, 2013.

A man charged with the murder of a homeless man told gardaí that people were more likely to feel sorry for the family of the deceased than for him.Dav(...)

According to Think Beyond Plastic, an initiative which began in Silicon Valley in 2006, in the last two decades we have consumed more plastic than in the entire 20th century, going from 1.5 million tonnes in 1957 to 256 million  tonnes in 2010.

The material of a thousand uses has become the material causing thousands of problems. Plastics manufacturing is an industry as central to modern soci(...)

 Younger people see eggs as a healthy food because of the protein content, according to Bord Bia. Photograph: The Irish Times

Egg producers are keeping the sunny side up by more than doubling the value of their exports since 2011, according to the latest figures from the Cent(...)

 McDonald’s posted a worse-than- predicted drop in February sales after competition grew fiercer in the US. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

McDonald’s posted a worse-than- predicted drop in February sales after competition grew fiercer in the US, a sign its new chief executive officer will(...)

 McDonald’s Europe announced the plan to end use of antibiotics classified by the World Health Organisation as “highest priority critically important”. It said it would phase out the use of fluoroquinolones and marcolides over the next three years. (Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

Food safety experts and campaigners questioned McDonald’s plans to stop serving chickens fed and injected with antibiotics at its 14,000 US restaur(...)

Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

Leanne Gallagher and Kieran Conachy with their son, Shéa Conachy, aged 10 months, in the Ronald McDonald House in Crumlin, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The parents of 10-month-old Shéa Conachy are beaming at the news that their son is “good to go” the following morning, just eight days after having(...)