The Irish Co-operative Society is proposing that a farmer can enter into a voluntary agreement with their co-operative to defer up to 5 per cent of their gross annual income. Photograph: Getty

The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (Icos), which represents dairy co-ops and livestock marts, has called for the establishment of an “income (...)

Charles Haughey:  surely he and Mara did not think Keane was going to hotfoot it down to Temple Bar to open an experimental black box theatre space

‘I happened to go into the Shelbourne Hotel one day and PJ Mara was there. Naturally enough we had a refreshment, and he said ‘the Bossman is coming i(...)

Dublin City Councillors have voted to pursue Temple Bar hotelier and publican Martin Keane to regain control of city’s Edwardian Iveagh Markets. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Councillors have voted to pursue Temple Bar hotelier and publican Martin Keane to regain control of city’s Edwardian Iveagh Markets. Mr K(...)

Martin Keane, who is planning a new  luxury boutique hotel in Dublin 4. “It is very much at early stages, but it will be done my way and I’ll run it myself,” he says. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Martin Keane, the owner of Bloom’s hotel and Oliver St John Gogarty pub in Temple Bar, is planning a new estimated 50-bedroom luxury boutique hotel in(...)

Martin Keane outside the Oliver St John Gogarty in Temple Bar, probably Dublin’s most profitable – and expensive – pub, with a pint of Heineken costing €8. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Martin Keane, the publican and developer at the centre of the stalled €100 million Iveagh Market regeneration project, radiates the rare auld times. H(...)

The Iveagh Markets site in Dublin .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A faded manila file sits on my desk. It contains a Dublin Corporation report on the Iveagh Markets dated 14th February 1992. It states that the “resto(...)

The Iveagh Markets site in the Liberties in  Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A deal agreed 20 years ago for the redevelopment Dublin’s Edwardian Iveagh Markets must be scrapped if the future of the historic market is to be secu(...)

Pearse Street Garda station: “This operation has resulted in the adaptation of a proactive robust community policing approach within the Pearse Street district focusing on the south inner city area.” Photograph: Frank Miller

More than 5,000 arrests have been made since the establishment of a dedicated public safety and street crime unit at Pearse Street Garda station in Du(...)

The building was split into two markets, a “dry” clothes market fronting on to Francis Street and a “wet market” to the rear. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Heritage body An Taisce is seeking urgent action from Dublin City Council to halt the dereliction of the historic Iveagh Markets, which were to have r(...)

The Glanbia Co-operative Society, which owns 36.5%  of Glanbia, has 10 nominees on the publicly-quoted company’s board. The figure is set to drop to eight by the end of next year

The main shareholder in listed agribusiness group Glanbia holds too much sway over the company’s board, according to an influential advisory firm, whi(...)