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

Karl Haugh, the 25-year-old man who died after being stabbed in Kilkee, Co Clare.

Robbie Walsh fails in bail application over Karl Haugh’s assault

Michael Flatley with members of the Lissycasey Set Dancers at the opening of Fleadh Cheoil 2017 in Ennis on Sunday. Photograph:  Eamon Ward

Ennis will see 3,000 competitors playing, singing or dancing for all-Ireland glory

Mourners carry the coffin from St Senan’s Church at the funeral of Karl Haugh in Kilkee, Co Clare on Wednesday.

Karl Haugh (25) died after being stabbed during an incident near his home in Kilkee

Study found a 20% increase in cardiovascular deaths among men in the year after the crash. Photograph:  PA

Study on ‘heart-broken Celtic Tiger’ details impact of job loss and economic uncertainty

Developer Michael O’Flynn said the new fast-track planning rules would “help to address Ireland’s chronic housing supply issues”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

O’Flynn Group looking to build scheme on 31-hectare site near Glanmire in Co Cork

The Garda Armed Support Unit has been requested to carry out patrols in the Kilrush and Kilkee areas amid fears of  reprisals following the fatal stabbing

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal early-morning attack in Kilkee

Stabbing victim: Karl Haugh, from Kilkee, Co Clare, died in an attack near his home. Photograph: Facebook

Karl Haugh’s teenage sister and friend died in crash in which he was critically injured

Strand Hotel, Limerick: the company fired Krzysztof Scislowski for gross misconduct

Strand Hotel in Limerick dismisses kitchen steward for stealing coffee powder

Brian O’Driscoll and  Amy Huberman  at the Wimbledon tennis championships. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Neighbours on Palmerston Road fear revamp will reduce light hitting their garden

A multinational firm sacked an Irish employee after he washed his feet in a container used for serving food in the factory canteen. File image: iStock.

Long-serving Baxter Healthcare worker Martin Conroy claimed decision ‘too harsh’

The charity stated that the apparent parking of the vehicle for an extended period in the parking lot of a pub “was unacceptable”. Photograph: Istock

Decision to dismiss the man was reasonable, Workplace Relations Commission finds

the DPP had lodged an appeal against claims is the undue leniency of the sentence imposed on Co Clare-based building contractor Patrick Mahony in April. Photograph: Alan Betson

Contractor received three-year suspended sentence and fine for ‘significant tax fraud’

The keys were removed from the ignition of a thief’s getaway car while he held up Bunratty, Co Clare a gift store with a bayonet knife and stole €128 in cash, a court has heard. Image: Google streetview

Barrister says James Gleeson ‘didn’t display a particular expertise in the offence’

Former Ireland international Brian O’Driscoll: set up his business in 2001. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

ODM & Promotions accumulated profits rose by €730,000 in 12 months to August 2016

The WRC ruled a bakery was not discriminating on religious grounds when it refused to bake a cake with an anti-gay marriage message. Photograph: iStock

Order included lettering: ‘Gay marriage is a perversion of equality’, WRC hearing told

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurance sum paid following impact of incident on hotel business, accounts show

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan allayed concerns that the backlog is impacting on Garda prosecutions in the courts. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice says issue is not impacting on Garda prosecutions in courts

Portlaoise prison saw the highest use of riot teams among Irish prisons in 2016. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

New figures for 2016 show 373 instances of Control and Restraint squads being deployed

D Wing at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Largest number of complaints (21) filed against officers at Midlands Prison

 The passports for the children will be released  so the holiday can proceed. File Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Judge says greater risk of being killed by car in Ennis than in terrorist attack in London

Patrick Guilbaud with his book ‘Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. The First Thirty Years’, which was launched in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

The eponymous restaurant has recorded record profits after 36 years in business

At Ennis Circuit Court, Michael Mason of Sheeaun, Scarriff, Co Clare, who uses a wheelchair, pleaded guilty to the sexual assault in October 2015 of one of the assistants, aged 20 at the time.

Nursing home resident pleasured himself and asked woman to perform sex act on him

Patrick Guilbaud. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michelin-starred restaurant benefiting from ‘huge amount’ of American tourists

The judge ordered the Liam  Flynn to pay over €20,000 in compensation to his victim

Court heard pair would drink and watch ‘Sons of Anarchy’ every week at farmer’s house

Tax authorities target 120 taxpayers who extracted more than €100m from companies without paying tax

Former bus driver Ciaran Colgan  told officers at Crumlin Garda station that he had abused the girl on three different occasions in 2001 to 2003 in west Clare.

Ciaran Colgan offended again four years after admitting sexual abuse acts

An employment law expert said the amount awarded ’will no way act as a deterrent to employers in sacking pregnant employees’. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Employment law expert says €4,000 penalty will no way ‘act as a deterrent to employers’

Liam Flynn outside court in  Ennis, Co Clare.

Man, who pleaded guilty to assault causing harm, said gun ‘just went off’

A judge has trained his sights on broadcaster Joe Duffy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ennis District Court judge criticises media as he hands down three-month jail term

The nurse was seeking compensation for loss of income, reinstatement of holiday entitlement and her pension protected. Photograph: Frank Miller

Woman claimed she had been unnecessarily unable to return to work for two years

Housing protesters  at Apollo House, Dublin last January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin buildings to be flattened and sites redeveloped under €50m plan

Employment Appeals Tribunal office on Adelaide Road: Sultana Anwar said she worked for the Nazirs until August 10th, 2011. She said she started work at 7am each day and sometimes did not finish until 11 or 12 in the evening. Photograph: David Sleator

Employment Appeals Tribunal tell Tahir Nazir and wife to pay Sultana Anwar €66,794

A judge has granted court protection to a father and his two children after hearing that the children’s mother threatened to kill their baby last Christmas Eve. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Father and two children granted court protection following incident last December

On March 28th 2016, 722 passport applications were received by the embassy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Passport applications also spike when Theresa May signed Brexit document

On Friday, a female motorist told Judge Durcan that she didn’t receive the Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) from the Thurles unit that would have given her time to pay fines for two speeding offences. Photograph: Getty Images

Judge Patrick Durcan orders Garda overseeing system to explain it at Ennis court

Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman have yet to move into their new home on the Palmerston Road in Rathmines. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former Ireland rugby captain and actor want to revamp €1.8m Rathmines home

Woman had provided unstinting loyalty to her employer for more than 30 years

Ennis District Court. Photograph: Google Street View

39-year-old woman charged with driving offences is innocent ‘until proven otherwise’

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