Ben Dunne: It’s impossible to socially distance in a swimming pool.

Gym owner says he will be doing well if half of his 10 gyms reopen

Dubray Books on Grafton Street, Dublin

After-tax profits of €581,946 in year to end of August marginally down on previous year

UCD: State funding rose €4 million to €72.7 million in 2019, while the salary of UCD president Andrew Deeks increased to €207,590.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Since February, college ability to generate non-exchequer income threatened by virus

Darina Allen with Australian Michelin-starred chef and former Vogue food editor Skye Gyngell during a demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photograph: Eric Luke

Celebrity chef opens online business and expands food outlet to keep business ticking over

The Cornelscourt site. In total, more than 80 objections were lodged against the proposal for the new complex.

Level of communal open space deemed below minimum standard set out in guidelines

Wanderers FC lodged plans with Dublin City Council to demolish the club’s existing clubhouse and construct a new two-storey clubhouse at the club’s grounds in Dublin 4.

Proposal for new two-storey clubhouse ‘acceptable’ in principle, council planners say

Estlin Wall with her parents Amy and Vincent

Mother ‘very disappointed’ and says ‘it doesn’t feel right for the consequences’

Leslie Buckley: “Harbour Road simply cannot accommodate the current traffic levels, not to mind any additional volumes.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Local opposition says the proposed density and scale of the development ‘is too high in relation to the surrounding architecture’

Last December, Cornel Living Ltd lodged fast-track plans with An Bord Pleanála for the eight apartment blocks including one reaching 12 storeys in height at Cornelscourt village in Dublin 18. Photograph: iStock

Proposal would see 452 apartments built in eight blocks in south Dublin suburb

Nassar Ahmed arriving at Ennis Court on Thursday morning.

Nassar Ahmed (39) replied ‘okay’ after being charged with the murder offence

Man accused of offence at several locations over four-hour period

Property group Hines has lodged a €135 million plan for a major extension to the Liffey Valley Centre in Dublin.

Report says new space will deliver additional €129m in retail revenue for mall by 2025

TCD last year spent €2.83 million on recruitment, €1.3 million on hospitality and entertainment and €6.8 million on travel and subsistence. Photograph: iStock

University calls for ‘significant additional funding’ from Government despite reporting €5.7m surplus in 2019

Trinity College Dublin currently hasaround  500 students from China studying on its courses

University plans to have two full-time staff based in China

An estimated 150 people are intended to be employed during the 25-month construction phase and a solar farm in Co Kildare

Issues around the fate of the Small Skipper and Marsh Fritillary butterflies delay An Bord Pleanala ruling over large scale solar (...)

Revellers enjoying the music at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally last August. Photograph: Alan Betson

A record attendance of 70,000 expected for the sold-out event at Stradbally in September

Judge tells mother, “This is a breach of a court order and you have to comply with court orders.” Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Judge says the law of the land is not based on HSE directives

Charlie Chawke: “No one has ever seen anything like this, it is crazy.”

Well-known publican says this year will be ‘a disaster’ for the trade

Solicitors have been advised to tell clients to bring their own pens for signing off on wills at solicitors’ offices. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

New guidelines instruct solicitors to witness clients’ signatures through windows in keeping with Covid-19 precautions

A man assaulted a taxi driver as he believed he was being ‘ripped off’ over the fare charged for his journey from Limerick to Ennis, a court has heard.

Judge gives Samir Parker (23) four month suspended sentence over incident in Ennis

Richard Corrigan said: “There is no question: we will come out of this. We have very little debt. We have a very strong company.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Celebrity chef shut doors on London operations last Friday in response to pandemic

At least half of every apartment scheme must be dedicated to dual aspect units, or units with windows on two walls. Photograph: iStock

Appeals board found number of dual aspect units too small

When asked by an inspector to specify the defect on the seat, the driver allegedly pointed to a crease on the left side of the seat cloth. Photograph: Alan Betson

Employee fired for claiming 10 buses had collapsed cushions in a two-day period

In total, 125 objections were lodged against the Castleknock proposal. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty

Developments in Castleknock and Malahide secure permission from An Bord Pleanála

Security company took action after complaint about ‘al-Qaeda’ taunt

Objections focused on concerns regarding the height and scale of the proposal, and that it would conflict with the proposal to have a landmark building of notable design on the adjoining site

Granting of permission supersedes permission granted two years ago for 460 apartments at the site

A view of the Doonbeg golf course and resort hotel. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Planning appeals board concerned Co Clare dunes would be adversely affected by works

The Park Hotel in Kenmare, Co Kerry. John  Brennan said the majority of guests at the hotel on Monday were Irish, and  the industry had a duty of care to tourists

‘We’re going to lose money hand over fist, but this is about keeping a financial flow for staff and giving a service to tourists’

Decathon has been selling into the Irish market via its website since 2017 and averages about 360,000 orders per year. Photograph:  iStock

French sports retailer is set to open its first Irish flagship store here in April, in Ballymun

According to the directors of Scotco ROI Ltd, the KFC franchise continues to trade strongly in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Revenue falls 5 per cent to €22.92m in 12 months to end of December 2019

Adjudication officer found firm’s decision was not unfair

Decathlon plans to open nine stores in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Appeals board found location ‘ideal’ for store

Last October, RTÉ Dragon investor, Lady Chanelle McCoy (second right)  stepped down from the board of the family owned company. Photograph:  Ruth Medjber

Revenues surge by 14% from €45 million to €51.47 million

 Arup is delivering mechanical and electrical engineering services for  the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Profits at National Children’s Hospital contractor up by 20%

Both planning applications were made under the Government’s ‘fast-track’ planning regime that allows developers bypass local authorities and lodge the plans direct to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Two developments, including apartments up to eight storeys, set for ‘fast-track’ planning

Vermilion Energy has a 20 per cent share in the Corrib gas field. File photograph: Alan Betson

Slump in sales confirmed in accounts for Vermilion Energy, which operates Co Mayo site

Accumulated profits at Caffe Nero totalled €265,000 at the end of May, 2018.

Total number of outlets stands at 14

Figures provided by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan show the cost of running the direct provision system went up by €51.4 million last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Figures show success rate of 37% for applicants after surge in number of cases

Boojum: the casual Mexican burrito restaurant business has 18 outlets. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Burrito bar chain says it plans to open more outlets across Ireland

Paul O’Connell pictured during his last home international for Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in October 2015. Photograph: Brian Lawless / PA Wire

Nellcon Ltd continues to flourish in former Ireland rugby captain’s retirement

Judge Gerald Keys stated at Ennis Circuit Court on Friday that he could see no benefit in jailing Martin Gerald Foley (pictured), of Lislanihan, Kilkee.

Martin Gerard Foley banned from having animals after pleading guilty to neglect charges

The Rathmines co-living plan foresees 97 units. Photograph: iStock

Community group says proposed co-living units ‘are the bedsits of our times’

Permission is sought for the development at a former Gowan Motors site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Development of 63 apartments planned for former Gowan Motors site

Estlin Wall, pictured above with her parents, was fatally injured in a road crash moments after truck driver, Senan O’Flaherty made ‘a bad move’ to pull out from behind a bus, the court had heard.

Senan O’Flaherty (63) pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention

Katie Kenneally at Ennis Court: required surgery on her eye after the attack and was left in severe pain.

Fight between two women at Ennis venue resulted in ‘catastrophic’ injury

Rene Miko (22) formerly of Place de Plouzane, Kilrush, Co Clare has pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of the teenager at a house on October 9th/10th 2015. File photograph: Eamon Ward

Rene Miko will not serve extra time in case discovered after woman sent Facebook video

The cinema will be located in the basement of the building that already houses The Ivy.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Two-screen cinema to be located in basement of One Molesworth Street

Accounts show that revenues at Formpress Publishing Ltd increased marginally from €12.21 million to €12.23 million in the 12 months to the end of March last. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

Formpress Publishing a subsidiary of Iconic Newspapers which operates 20 local titles

The Shankill site in south Co Dublin  is located beside Shanganagh Cemetery and Woodbrook golf course (above).

Plans by Joe O’Reilly for houses and aparments to be fast-tracked by appeals board

Sheila O’Flanagan: ‘Pupils will be able to look directly into both my home office and living area from their classrooms.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Best-selling novelist appeals construction plan over ‘catastrophic’ impact on privacy

Powerscourt hotel in Co Wicklow was built by Johnny Ronan and Richard Barrett and completed in 2007. However it entered receivership in 2012.

MHL Collection, owned by US billionaire John Malone, purchased the hotel last March

Marian Finucane at RTÉ: presenter’s  death at 69 on January 2nd prompted widespread national grief.

Late RTÉ broadcaster’s Montrose Services Ltd saw its cash funds rise by €140,000

The permission comes in spite of the opposition from An Taisce Corcaigh and multiple concerns expressed by Cork City Council over the plan.

Plan involves 201 build-to-rent apartments to be constructed on Albert Quay in Cork City

An elderly woman left the courtroom after the judge’s remark. File photograph: Collins Courts.

Woman left Gort District Court following judge’s intervention

Johnnie Fox’s in Glencullen, Co Dublin. Accumulated profits at the company at the end of last March totalled €641,295. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Well-known Dublin pub and tourist attraction had profits of almost €400,000 last year

File photograph: Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty

Bord Pleanála last year granted permission to 16,771 housing units in ‘fast track’ cases

Irish Times columnist, economist and  author David McWilliams.

Pay to directors declines as does value of investments

Brendan O’Connor on the set of his Cutting Edge programme.  File photograph: Andres Poveda

Programme not commissioned for broadcaster’s autumn schedule

Dublin city councillor Mannix Flynn (Ind) said the business of accommodating the homeless is a ‘big cash cow’ for the hotels concerned

Nineteen hotels in city each got over €1m as spend on emergency housing rose by 19%

Accounts filed by Liveline presenter Joe Duffy’s Claddaghgreen Ltd show cash reserves decreased by €61,962 to €567,447 in the 12 months to the end of April last year. Photograph: Tom Honan

Liveline anchor’s Claddaghgreen Ltd shows accumulated profit of €486,911 last year

The average payout was €53,619. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Numbers employed at State agency last year fell to 211

The Cairn proposal is made up of two five-six-storey apartment blocks that comprise 170 apartments, along with 124 two-storey homes and 60 duplex apartments

Bord Pleanála has overruled the objections of Wicklow County Council

Father-of-two Rene Miko (22) formerly of Place de Plouzane, Kilrush, Co Clare has pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of the teenager at a house on October 9th/10th 2015. File photograph: Eamon Ward

Rene Miko (22) of Kilrush, Co Clare pleaded guilty to sexual assault in October 2015

One Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Delay stems from objection submitted by company said to be ‘non-existent’

An artist’s impression of a kitchen in the poroposed co-living development in Rathmines.

An Bord Pleanála overturns decision to refuse permission by Dublin City Council

RTÉ Gold presenter Rick O’Shea. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some 30 upset listeners petition RTÉ boss Dee Forbes to halt closure of radio station

The 220-acre resort was bought for €14 million by British businessman and hotelier Martin Shaw in 2015

Luxury property’s owners investing in hotel upgrades and planning marketing changes

The store manager said he had not had a complaint against him in his seven years with the retailer. Photograph: iStock

WRC highlights procedural unfairness and failings in disciplinary process

A file photograph of houses. An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permissions for 961 residential units across three large-scale developments in Dublin and Co Meath. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Developers had sought to planning permission from An Bord Pleanála for their new housing schemes

A water attractiion at the Acqua Dome waterpark in Tralee, Co Kerry

Aqua Dome’s insurance premiums last year totalled €90,000, up about €50,000 on five years ago, the company’s chief executive Kiera(...)

IDA chief Martin Shanahan made multiple overseas trips as part of the IDA’s remit to attract inward investment.

Destinations to drum up investment included San Francisco, Mumbai, and Hong Kong

Five Guys operates four outlets around Dublin at South Great George’s Street, Blackrock, Swords and Dundrum shopping centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Latest loss means fast food chain now has accumulated losses of €1.5m

 Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Threat made after assault on local pensioner that left him with brain injury

 Patrick Quirke   was found guilty of the murder of Bobby Ryan: the Quirke defence  shared a combined €971,498 last year for all of their legal aid work. Photograph: Collins Courts

Defence team in Mr Moonlight murder trial shared almost €1m in legal fees for 2019 work

River Island operates 24 Irish stores. Photograph: iStock

Revenue declines by 15% during 2018

Asylum seekers at Millstreet Accommodation Centre at Drishane Castle in north Cork. The Thomas Duggan and Noel Duggan company that owns the centre  had shareholder funds of €12.2 million at the end of 2018.  Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

Millstreet business accommodates 855 asylum seekers

The ruling by the Labour Court upholds an earlier decision by the WRC which the company appealed. Photograph: iStock

Chief executive was with Dublin-based Crosswood Developments for 11 weeks

The Tedcastle group operates the Top Oil brand and owns a 55,000-tonne import terminal at Dublin Port. Photograph: iStock

Family-owned company taken over by Irving Oil

One local resident had said the proposed development would be “monolithic”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Application for Merrion Road site had faced local opposition

The two sides gave conflicting versions of the sequence of events around the croissant incident. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

WRC finds manner of dismissal was contrary to principle of fairness and natural justice

The number of complaints made by customers concerning taxis increased by 5.5 per cent to 1,383 last year. Photograph: iStock

1,600 fixed penalty notices issued to taxi drivers by National Transport Authority last year

Last month Dublin City Council refused plans by Ternary Ltd to demolish 47, 48 & 49 Kildare Street and No 1 Nassau Street. 

Plan opposed by an Taisce, Kilkenny Group and Department of Culture

Violet-Anne Wynne

Clare – Elected 10th count

Joe Carey. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Clare – Elected 10th count

Michael McNamara: Former Labour TD returns to the Dáil as an Independent. Photograph: Eric Luke

Clare – Elected 10th count

Cathal Crowe (Fianna Fáil) celebrates with his son Sam after being elected at the Co Clare Count at the falls Hotel, Ennistymon on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Eamon Ward

‘My intention was never for political gain. I felt I was on solid moral ground,’ says Cathal Crowe

‘These funding programmes are provided in areas such as research and development, training, employment and capital investment.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Eight out of top 10 recipients were in life science sector, reflecting strong jobs growth

Previous Fianna Fáil poll topper in Clare, Timmy Dooley loses seat.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil lose out as constituency elects first Sinn Féin TD since 1922

Rathmines House, 143-149 Rathmines Road Lower. File photo, Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Locals objected on several grounds including shared living concept, height and density

Co Westmeath-based business believe that further increases in revenues will occur in future years

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Fine Gael candidates for the Clare constituency Joe Carey (left) and Pat Breen (right), holding his 8-month-old grandaughter Aoibhin Breen, outside Clare FM during the last day of general election campaigning in Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Micheál Martin insists Fianna Fáil is only party capable of offering alternative

A company investigation found that Mr Murphy had knowingly falsified his hours over a four-week period in December 2018 and that a three-litre carton of milk was removed on a trolley from the company premises.

Supermarket accused manager of stealing 3L carton of milk and falsifying work hours

Labour Court dismissed unlawful wage deduction claim.

WRC had previously ruled against woman involved

Argos recorded a gross profit of €53.47 million following cost of sales totalling €125.97 million.

Company’s cash pile last year increased from €13.75 million to €18 million

The former  Magdalene Laundry in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, which is set to be redeveloped as apartments. The chimney stack will be retained. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Pembroke Partnership plans to build 44 units

During the period under review, the business became ensnared in  public row with the Department of Education over aspects of its school building programme. Photograph: iStock

Pre-tax profits down 73% at Western Building Systems

Permission was granted for 488 apartments on a site at Fortunestown Lane, Saggart. Photograph: iStock

Plan opposed by outgoing Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy and local residents

Róisín Shorthall had stated her objection to the apartment development near Poppintree industrial estate. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Social Democrat joint leader Róisín Shortall had been one of many objectors to the plan

A scene from Normal People

Brown Bag Films amongst others who availed of such breaks

Hibernia College provides  teacher training online

Online teacher-training company employs 82 staff, made profit of €507,000

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