TV licence: 64,272 people have been taken to court for nonpayment over the past five years. Photograph: E+/Getty

RTÉ says €40m could be freed up through reform of ‘inefficient’ system

Newmarket publicans John Scanlan, Julia McAuliffe, John O’Connell and Michael Scanlan. Photograph:  Eamon Ward

Newmarket, Co Cork, will be dry despite State lifting 91-year-old ban

A man who told a cancer patient that if the disease ‘doesn’t kill you, I will’ has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill or cause serious harm.

Jason Burke (20) pleads guilty to threats to kill and assault causing harm to James Delaney (61)

Taxi complaints: one passenger wondered if the car’s indicators were broken after being asked to open the window and indicate manually. Photograph: Eric Luke

Complaints about dirt and defects double; drivers are biggest cause of unhappiness

Image of what the packaging on the condoms provided to the HSE should look like.

Contract will be worth about €50,000 with condoms to be given free to protect sexual health

A file image of Shannon Jordan (19), of Lios Anana, Sixmilebridge, who pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Natasha Griffin McMahon on August 25th, 2015. Image: Facebook.

Shannon Jordan’s victim says she ‘could have been left blind in one eye’ after assault

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s pension payoff is based on her final salary of €180,613. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan may have received €262,000

Martin Gerald Foley: pleaded guilty to disposing of waste in a manner that is likely to cause environmental pollution.

Bloated, rotting horse and cattle remains found on Co Clare shore in 2014

Photograph: Cyril Byrne

WRC says tram operator had no option but to sack fares inspector after incident

Members of the Clare Ladies Cycling Club said  Mr Conlon swerved twice towards a group of seven cyclists

Ennis district judge bans motorist for two years and imposes fine of €1,250

Solicitor Aonghus McCarthy is one of the best paid criminal legal aid solicitors in the State, new figures show. Photograph: Collins Courts

Total of €53.68m paid in criminal legal aid to lawyers last year, a rise of 9% from 2016

Planning permission for Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman’s home comes  a year after the couple lodged plans with Dublin City Council. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Plan includes new three-storey rear extension to €1.8 million Dublin property

 The €4,947 award by the Labour Court more than triples the €1,444 award made by a Workplace Relations Commission adjudication officer. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

McCormacks demanded €510 from Brazilian woman when she handed in notice

Fianna Fáil councillor Alan O’Callaghan: a publican who also requires a licence for his fuel business.

Alan O’Callaghan had engaged in ‘common scam’ with false nomination of other driver

The amount paid out in compensation to gardaí for sustaining injuries after being attacked while on duty last year soared by 21 per cent to €5.7m.

Number soars by 21% as GRA says ‘bites, grazes, bruising’ are most common injuries

Michael McNamara: he   said a journalist turned up at the door of his home with a list of questions that “could only have come from Garda information”

Michael McNamara criticises leak of details of him being pepper-sprayed during arrest

The worker told his bosses he felt a sudden and sharp pain to his back and the pain was so bad that he had to drop the box. File photograph: iStock

Workplace Relations Commission finds dismissal was reasonable

Judge Patrick Durcan ordered the release from custody of Joseph O’Brien (62) at Ennis District Court

Judge Patrick Durcan says he wanted to get Bedford Row Family Project involved in case

 Michael McNamara:  told the court: “I will never forget it as long as I live – in my own yard, pepper sprayed, handcuffed and thrown into the back of a car.”

Michael McNamara convicted of dangerous driving

 Amazon Data Services Ireland Limited has been granted planning permission to build €1 billion data centre in Mulhuddart, Dublin. Photograph: Loic Venance/Getty Images

An Bord Pleanála dismissed appeal to €1bn data centre lodged by Athenry-based engineer Allan Daly

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Couple reach court deal after woman decides not to proceed with a safety order application against her husband

Leo Varadkar:  if there was no Government aviation policy in place “half of the country’s regional airports would close down”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Varadkar says Government will remain firm in defending 12.5% corporation tax rate

Amnesty Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman was the best paid staff member  in 2016 with a salary of €115,498. Photograph: Alan Betson

Human rights group has refused to return the €137,000 donation despite breach of rules

The Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Director general says role is highly demanding and subvention is justified

Three men accused of taking part in an attempted burglary at a rural Co Clare farmhouse are alleged to have fled after discovering a man in his 90s asleep in the property, a court heard.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Four men appear in court in Ennis over incident at farmhouse in Co Clare

The son of the 95-year-old man was lured away from the home of his father on false pretences

Four men arrested after gardaí apprehend attempted burglary of Co Clare house

A column of grass bales erected to prevent erosion, near Donald Trump’s Doonbeg resort, in Co Clare. File photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

Activist and serial objector lodges appeal against plans for Doonbeg rock barrier

A Shannon airport-based worker, who was sacked for refusing to drive a company vehicle that was not taxed or insured, has been awarded €50,000 for his unfair dismissal. Image: iStock.

Labour Court finds Pejazyr Cakolli ‘unfairly dismissed’ from role with Swissport Ireland

The Labour Court found the dismissal of the male duty manager at a Dublin Airport-based food franchise firm was unfair. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

CCTV showed Albert Fordjour ‘leaning towards’ female employee as she exited a lift

The judge said: ‘Everyone is entitled to see dawn leading to dusk and there should be a way of assisting this man.’

Joseph O’Brien (62) is ‘hoping to go to prison’ as he is unable to find housing, says solicitor

Doonbeg Golf Resort in Co Clare: accounts show that €3.1m was ploughed into the resort firm in 2016 by the Trump organisation

Revenue up by 30% at West Clare resort in 2016 as losses cut by almost half to €807,090

Mitchell Walsh also faces a charge of possessing a knife in a public place contrary to Section 9 (1) of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990. File photograph: Collins Courts

Man in late 20s hospitalised in Limerick after being assaulted in Kilrush on Saturday

Family had arrived at the hotel for lunch on the day of daughter’s christening. File photograph: Getty Images

Workplace Relations Commission notes ‘humiliating’ way family refused entry for lunch

The Workplace Relations Commission ordered the hotel to pay the €15,000 award after the lone parent was successful in a pregnancy discrimination case. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Hotel employee was moved to ‘far heavier duties’ in wedding venue after disclosing news

The company’s human resources co-ordinator   told the hearing that there was a global, consistent zero tolerance policy towards the possession or use of alcohol in the workplace.

Leaving Cert student among group who said he wasn’t drinking awarded €400 for unfair dismissal

Eric Trump at Doonbeg: “Without a golf course you don’t have a hotel.” Photograph: Eamon Ward

Clare County Council sea-wall decision likely to be appealed to An Bord Pleanála

Ennis District Court heard it was the intention of the parents’ whose children had high school absentee records  to return to the UK in January.

13-year-old had 82% school absenteeism rate

Alan Custy (41), of Dún na hInse, Ennis stole almost €19,000 by deception from the woman he met through the dating website smooch.com (pictured)

Alan Custy met woman on smooch.com and told her he needed money to pay off Revenue

 At the end of November there were 5,335 people living in direct provision, including more than 1,100 people aged under 12. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Profits made by some of the companies have been put beyond public scrutiny

Adjudication officer Rosaleen Glackin ruled the decision by the services company to dismiss him was not appropriate and a lesser sanction would have been more appropriate.

Manager went home to handle ‘hostile situation’ after men with weapons gathered outside

Cork civil engineer John V Lennon  told the court that he made his claim for the €14,095 as a result of the time and effort he made in objecting to Trump Doonbeg’s planned 200,000 tonne rock barrier last year.

Judge said Cork civil engineer’s claim ‘was an attempt to attract publicity’

The mother told the court  that during the course of a phone call to Bank of Ireland last Friday, she was told “we have been impacted by the tracker situation, that we are part of that”.

Clare couple in court over home repossession said discovery is ‘like winning the lotto’

Johnny Ronan: a neighbouring resident of Fitzwilliam Square fears his “house will be undermined by digging the basement” in line with rejected plan.  Photograph: Tony Gavin

Developer’s subterranean garden plan would set ‘undesirable precedent’ in Dublin

Woman left tearful and suffering panic attacks when job changed after maternity leave

Teacher who admitted intimate relationship awarded over €5,000 by WRC

Dublin City Council headquarters at Wood Quay, Dublin.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin City Council turned down woman’s request after cancer treatment left her fatigued

The Aer Lingus worker sued for unfair dismissal but the Labour Court has upheld the decision to sack her. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Labour Court rejects appeal against dismissal by female cabin crew member

McIlroy earned $42.5 million in 2016, broken down between $35 million from endorsements and $7.6 million in winnings.

Revenues at the company declined by 15% from $25m to $21.7m

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh: “There are lots of pilots in the market – there aren’t many who have the qualifications to fly as a captain.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair flight cancellation troubles ‘a blip’ and not a structural issue, says IAG chief

Evan Meehan pleaded guilty to uploading 30 photos of local teenage girls to a pornographic site.

Judge Patrick Durcan describes Evan Meehan’s offences as ‘lurid carry on’

The club  has long since entered Dublin night time folklore and has amassed the massive cash pile over the years as a result of its enduring popularity. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘Coppers’ sees accumulated profits rise to €72 million in 2016

Eimear Noonan (21) died after she fell while out for a jog in the southeast French town of Annonay earlier this month

Teacher (21) from Co Clare who died in France remembered as ‘beloved sister’

A  page from documents lodged in support of Ronan’s application, showing the proposed basement space at the bottom of the image.

Submissions lodged against developer’s proposal to create office space beneath his house

Mother pleaded guilty at Ennis Circuit Court to  wilfully assaulting and neglecting her baby.

Injuries detected in baby included leg fractures and torn tissue under the tongue

A stock image from a fish restaurant. The Labour Court found the sacking of Dorota Murat, who was manager at Wrights of Howth’s ‘Crabby Jos’ restaurant, was “tainted by discrimination” and awarded her €15,000.

Woman’s sacking was ‘tainted with discrimination’, Labour Court hears

Jack Dinan was last seen at his home on Considine Road in Ennis at about 10am on Tuesday.  Jack Dinan had  last been seen at his home on Considine Road in Ennis at about 10am on Tuesday of last week.

Elder sister Jade Dinan tells mourners baby Keelan Jack was born on Tuesday this week

John Halligan, an Independent TD for Waterford, is Minister of State for Training and Skills.

Government department is ordered to pay €7,500 to female official for discrimination

Judge Patrick Durcan described the case as “extremely serious” and adjourned sentencing into Ennis District Court on Wednesday

Accused followed student nurse (22) uninvited into her home and into her bedroom

Fianna Fáil Cllr Alan  O’Callaghan, a member of Clare County Council, was fined €750 and banned from driving for a year.

Alan O’Callaghan said a Nigerian friend and not him drove 4x4 when it was seen speeding

Jack Dinan was last seen at his home on Considine Road in Ennis at about 10am on Tuesday.

Jack Dinan (19) is believed to have a legally held firearm with him

 Shannon Jordan  from  Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, who stabbed another girl with a stiletto heel during a drunken row after a school graduation ceremony has been told she faces jail if she doesn’t co-operate with the Probation Service.

Assault happened after teens attended school graduation ceremony in Limerick

Thomas Doherty, a member of the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard: ‘Anybody that has been on the edge has come back for me.’ Photograph: Brian Arthur

Coast guard volunteer Thomas Doherty has talked down ‘11 or 12’ people on Cliffs of Moher

Mannix Flynn: “Who are these hoteliers? How are these deals done? We should be told that. There needs to be transparency.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Budget for payments to hotels for entire year is €49m

A man told Ennis Family Law Court he was saved from getting sick only because a contaminated whey powder in a water mix was “so vile (that) after taking the first slug out of the bottle, I didn’t drink any more”. Photograph: iStock

Judge told woman ‘tried to finish me off’ by putting crushed paracetamol in protein

The mother said her daughter had told her she was booked to get married on July 23rd next in the UK, the day she celebrates her 16th birthday.

‘It is Traveller culture. Her ambition in life is to meet a boy and get married’

 Anne Enright and her husband, Martin Murphy, had appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Best-selling author had appealed permission for construction of two-storey mews in Sandycove

The man was seen lifting weights and running on the treadmill while off sick. Photograph: iStock

WRC upholds decision to dismiss man who was said to have a history of absenteeism

The pathologist told Kevin Donnellan’s parents  that he wasn’t conscious at the time of impact ‘and he would not have suffered at all’

Driver tells of shock on returning to scene in Co Clare after car felt a ‘bump’

Woman who worked for child services firm watched violent porn

The hepatitis C and HIV compensation tribunal has been hearing claims on a continuous basis since March 1996.   Photograph: Getty Images

Hepatitis C and HIV compensation tribunal report reveals amounts paid out since 1995

Michael Horgan  told Ennis District Court he did not receive the fixed charge penalty notice due to problems with post in his area. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Michael Horgan said he did not receive penalty notice due to problems with post

X Factor judge Louis Walsh also has a sizeable art collection that includes works by Andy Warhol and David Hockney. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Increase in cash on company balance sheet coincides with return to reality show for pop guru

 Ali Hewson attends an Edun fashion show in New York in September 2015. Photograph: Craig Barritt / Getty Images.

Accumulated losses at LVMH-backed sustainable clothing company rise to $80.6m

Estlin Wall with her parents Amy and Vincent

Estlin Wall died in hospital three days after collision outside Ennistymon last March

‘This has been an unusual case,’ said Judge Patrick Durcan. Photograph: Frank Miller

Anthony Buckley detected by same Go Safe van on road near Killaloe, Co Clare

The Cliffs of Moher

Malcolm Rowley’s friend looked on as Cork man fell to his death, inquest hears

New accounts show the cash pile at Conor McGregor’s promotions firms  increased by almost €100,000 last year. File photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

UFC lightweight champion is estimated to have earned $34m in year to end of June

Figures from the State Examinations Commission (SEC) show that of the 66 candidates who had their results withheld in various subject this year, 49 - or 74 per cent - were male. File Photograph: iStockPhoto

SEC says of the 66 candidates who had results withheld this year, 49 were male

McInerney’s pub in Ennistymon, Co Clare.

Judge bans Kathleen Donovan from every pub in Co Clare town of Ennistymon

Gardaí are investigating the death of a man in his forties in Ennis.

Insp John Ryan says gardaí are treating the death of the man in his forties as ‘suspicious’

Dubliner said on CV: ‘homosexuality is an intrinsic disorder inclined towards evil’

Cork civil engineer John V. Lennon  has lodged an eight page objection against the current planning application for a rock barrier at the Trump International golf resort in Doonbeg, Co Clare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cork engineer secured judgement against US President over planning objection costs

The commission ruled the care worker was unfairly dismissed and awarded her €3,500. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Woman took case to Workplace Relations Commission claiming unfair dismissal

Caitriona Lucas, the Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died when a rigid inflatable boat flipped during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare

‘Much concern’ about the Irish Coast Guard’s management of its Kilkee unit

Judge Patrick Durcan was told by the woman that her husband slapped her after breaking plates and verbally abusing her in their kitchen.

Judge urges couple to go through mediation process after claim husband slapped wife

A businessman who has fallen behind on maintenance payments to his ex-wife is rubbing the woman’s nose in it by driving around in a new car, a judge has said. Image: iStock.

Family Law Court told businessman owes woman €22,563 in maintenance payments

A woman making a Safety Order application said her ex-partner “is violent and he threatened to kill my seven-year-old”. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Family Law Court hears 19 domestic violence applications, 18 of which made by women

Ed Sheeran. Photograph: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Fans paid combined €460 into Daragh O’Donoghue’s bank account for gig tickets

Solicitor Daragh Hassett said taxi-driver Seán O’Connor was parked in a yellow box at the time of an incident which lead to a row with bus-driver Petrus Hoffman.

Bus-driver Petrus Hoffman pleads guilty to assaulting Seán O’Connor in Ennis last year

Former Labour Party TD Michael McNamara. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michael McNamara denies charges, which allegedly took place in Clare last December

The delivery man  made the “awful mistake” of delivering the container  with  his faeces to a Limerick city centre pharmacy. File photograph: PA Wire

Delivery man ‘taken short for toilet’ during work fails in unfair dismissal action

New accounts for the twins’ Minecraft Youtube Irish company show that they have paid themselves €4.1 million over the past two years.

YouTube channel set up by Fitzsimons’ twins Ryan and Scott boasts 3.3m subscribers

A company operated by comedian Des Bishop increased its profits and cash holdings last year.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Blow In Entertainment reported increases in its cash and profits last year

Tribunal also found   operating department practitioner  contributed substantially to her own dismissal. Photograph: iStock

Employment Appeals Tribunal made award after finding manner of dismissal by Galway Clinic unfair

  Workplace Relations Commission adjudication officer Orla Jones said she was satisfied doorman Ioan Florin Rusu was harassed on the ground of his race and that Senture Security  failed to take any action on foot of his complaint. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Ioan Florin Rusu said hotelier alleged to him: ‘All Romanians are thieves and liars’

Workplace commission report tells of altercation with caretaker over ‘May altar’

Because Ms D was the only female on the staff, she was asked to carry out chambermaid duties at the business in addition to her bar duties.  Photograph: Charlie Schuck/Getty

Ms D suffers painful endometriosis condition, Workplace Relations Commission told

A bookkeeper who was ‘retired’ by her employer on reaching the age of 66 has been awarded €12,000 in an age discrimination case she took against a family run retail business. Image: iStock

Woman took case against family-run retail business which believed setting parting age necessary

New figures show the Garda overtime bill rose by 57% in the first half of this year compared with the same period last year. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

New figures reveal one sergeant earned €49,098 in overtime in a six-month period

Of the 492 complaints made about taxis,  168 were about fares. These included one from an Indian national who arrived at Dublin Airport and complained after being charged €43 for a €25 journey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

National Transport Authority got 492 complaints from taxi users in six months to June

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