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(...)

US tycoon and presidential hopeful Donald Trump  at Shannon Airport in May 2014 to visit the Doonbeg golf course after he had gotten  permission  for protection works at the  14th green.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Donald Trump’s plan to build a €10 million coastal protection barrier for his golf links resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare has the overwhelming support of(...)

A Department of Justice spokesman said the  charters were run in conjunction with the European Union agency, Frontex. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Department of Justice paid nearly €160,000 to deport failed African asylum seekers on four chartered flights out of Dublin. However, the departme(...)

Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

A Muslim man was sacked by his Co Mayo employer after taking an unsanctioned three week holiday to go to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Zulfaq(...)

An Post suspended Gregory  Crowe - employed with the company since 1999 - after coming across a newspaper report on his conviction for sale and supply of drugs.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An Post sacked a Dublin postman after finding out through a newspaper report that he had been convicted for cocaine dealing. In September 2011, recov(...)

A court hearing was suspended after a man  mooned a judge and then  exposed his penis and shouted at the judge.

A district court hearing was suspended after a commotion was caused when a man exposed himself to a judge. Proceedings at Ennis District Court (...)

Dubliner Brendan Mahoney was extradited from Spain after he was remanded in custody pending his trial. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The trial of a man charged with sending a pig’s head to a garda will involve witnesses “from the Department of Communications and other places”.That i(...)

Mountjoy Prison, which new figures reveal contains the highest concentration of prisoners in illegal possession of mobile phones.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has revealed that prison authorities are currently considering a number of technologies aimed at blocking (...)

Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to appeal his driving ban at Ennis District Court from the same judge who banned him. Photograph: Reuters

Speeding cleric Canon Bob Hanna is to remain on the road despite getting a six-month driving ban 13 days ago.Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to (...)

An 18-year old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack walked free from court yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

An 18-year-old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler, Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack yesterday walked free from court.In (...)