Thomas “Slab” Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court: the court was “satisfied beyond reasonable doubt” Murphy was guilty on all of the indictment’s counts. Photograph: Collins Courts

On the 13th day of the trial for tax evasion of Thomas “Slab” Murphy, his defence counsel, John Kearney QC, apologised to the court. “You didn’t wande(...)

Chefs Rodney Doyle and Derek O’Brien in the School of Food training kitchen in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Moore

School of Food, the community led educational food hub in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, is addressing the staffing crisis facing the restaurant trade with (...)

BM Formula Ltd’s strength is based   on the fact its product  product passed stringent regulatory standards brought in after the melamine-tainted formula scandal shook China in 2008. Photograph: Thinkstock

A High Court dispute between businessmen over a company set up to sell baby-milk formula to China has been resolved.BM Formula Ltd was set up in Augu(...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns; he urged  both  parties to continue to take steps to resolve the matter through mediation.

A number of businessmen are in dispute over a company set up to sell baby milk formula to China, the High Court has heard. BM Formula Ltd (BMF) was se(...)

In total, the HSE paid about €2.5 billion to contractors – doctors, dentists, opticians and pharmacists – in 2011, representing about 20 per cent of its total spend. Fee cuts have seen reductions in payments for many professionals but this has been ameliorated by a rise in the number of people qualifying for medical cards.

A Dublin family doctor has earned more than €700,000 from the HSE for treating patients subsidised by the State under the medi(...)