In the High Court, Mr Justice Robert Haughton said there was a public interest in allowing the case against the receiver concerning the sale of lots in the National Enterprise Park in Portlaoise to proceed. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A Nama-appointed receiver’s sale of an industrial estate without requiring the purchaser be bound by a normal agreement providing for the estate’s upk(...)

Panti Bliss - aka Rory O’Neill - with Stephen Fry at the Rehab People of the Year awards. Photograph: Zara Zhuang/The Irish Times

Rory O’Neill - aka Panti Blis - and Garda whistleblowers Maurice McCabe and John Wilson were among the winners of the 2014 People of the Year Awards.O(...)

The newly refurbished ground floor area in Brown Thomas on  Grafton Street: the company’s revenues rose by 2 per cent to €146 million in the year to February 1st 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

Brown Thomas is planning to hire 200 temporary staff to meet demand for the Christmas and new year sales period and is also set to invest more than €(...)

A man who warned Gardai that he knew ‘King Nidge’ from the hit RTÉ drama Love/Hate has been fined €400.  File photograph of Tom Vaughan Lalor playing Nidge.

A man who warned Gardai that he knew ‘King Nidge’ from the hit RTÉ drama Love/Hate has been fined €400. Keith Rooney was arrested by gardaí while on a(...)

Julian Cuddihy at Letterkenny Court in Donegal this  morning where he was further remanded in connection to the deaths of his parents, Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddihy. Photograph:  Margaret McLaughlin

A judge has again ordered a psychiatric assessment on a Co Donegal man charged with the murders of his parents.Julian Cuddihy (42) appeared at a speci(...)

This year will be the third Christmas Day in a row for which gardaí will seek  a ban on the granting of alcohol licences for many parts of Donegal. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Gardaí in Co Donegal have said they will be objecting to drinks licences for pubs and clubs which plan to open on Christmas Day.Traditionally clubs ha(...)

Farming orgaisations welcomed Phil Hogan’s appointment as agriculture commissioner while Fianna Fáil agriculture spokesman Éamon Ó Cuív urged him to tackle the current beef crisis.

There was universal welcome from farm organisations and farming figures for Phil Hogan’s appointment as EU commissioner for agriculture and rural affa(...)

Console chief executive Paul Kelly has said public inquests into suicide deaths cause unnecessary trauma to bereaved families. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The stigma surrounding mental health issues in Ireland must be tackled in an effort to reduce the number of people dying by suicide, the Minister of S(...)

Flowers and tributes are placed at the make-shift memorial on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star for US actor Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Tiberon home north of San Francisco yesterday. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

The national suicide prevention charity Console has expressed concern that the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams could provoke copycat suicid(...)

A Dublin mother-of-two who stole more than €8,000 from her employer to pay the bills has been sentenced to three years in prison, with the final two y(...)