A forensic sample taken before the attendance of a legal adviser did not render a trial unfair or specimens inadmissible. DPP vs Parker IEHC 652 (Hig(...)

A massed planting of Betula ‘Fascination’ in Helen Dillon’s Dublin front garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston
Gardening: Time to hug the trees

I am a tree hugger. In fact, I might as well nail my colours to the mast right now and say that I see nothing wrong – and an awful lot right – with(...)

Apple says  it will use renewable energy in Athenry which it will purchase  from a provider, as opposed to building a windfarm. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

Multinationals don’t normally come to the west of Ireland for weather, but that doesn’t apply to Apple and Athenry. The sleet and the storm force wind(...)

 Minister for the Environment, Community  Alan Kelly:   backing proposed Dublin-Galway greenway as part of a national cycle network.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two national farming organisations have criticised the route of the proposed Dublin-Galway “greenway” and have warned that they will “not tolerate” c(...)

Elaine O’Hara’s brother John and sister Ann Charles  at Dublin Central Criminal Court for the trial of Graham Dwyer who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine. Photograph: Collins Courts

More than 10 gardaí arrived at the home of Graham Dwyer with a search warrant early on the morning of October 17th, 2013, the Central Criminal Court h(...)

Former DAA boss Declan  Collier did not take a bonus of €106,100 due in respect of 2010. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) boss Declan Collier (pictured) must have been watching events in the Dublin High Court this week with more than (...)

David Gunning: his counsel told the High Court that he had turned the company around despite the crisis and was entitled to his performance-related pay.

The former chief executive of forestry company Coillte has launched a legal action to recover performance-related bonus payments totalling €299,000 wh(...)

The Christmas tree in Co Wicklow’s Sally Gap. “I suppose it’s littering, but it’s really sporadic and rare,” says official. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A living Christmas tree complete with decorations deep in a forest between Sally Gap and Laragh in Co Wicklow has been standing so for several years, (...)

Enjoy a tour of the Aviva Stadium.

There may be hardly a minute to spare as we hurtle towards December 25th but, as soon as the turkey and ham are digested, it will be a different st(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: said  Ireland was “very well-placed” to benefit from inclusion in the EU investment plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has submitted more than 70 projects for possible inclusion in the EU’s €315 billion investment plan, with energy, social housing and i(...)