The teenager was before the Children’s Court in Ennis where he pleaded guilty to the illegal possession of a knife in a Co Clare town on April 17th last.

Judge dismisses charge against 17-year-old caught on way to home of would-be abuser

‘Most visitors climb to the top of the castle to kiss the Blarney Stone and are afforded 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside.’ Photograph: iStock

Charles Colthurst argues tourist hot spot and protected structure is ‘visually sensitive’

The return to profit came after a loss of $26.67 million in 2017. Photograph: iStock

Aviation finance company posted profits of $6.95m

‘Minecraft millionaires’: Ryan and Scott Fitzsimons from Ashbourne, Co Meath

Ryan and Scott Fitzsimons operate hugely popular Minecraft channel

Swiss-owned pharma giant Roche announced in 2016 it was to close its plant at Clarecastle after it failed to secure a buyer. Photograph: iStock

Roche posted pretax losses of €1.7m in 2018 and is set to make 132 employees redundant

During the year, pretax profits at Smyths Toys UK Ltd increased by 22 per cent from £11.88 million to £14.5 million. Photograph:  iStock

Irish family-owned toy seller’s expanding UK operation reaches record €655.9m revenues

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick.

Increase in spite of sanctions imposed by US Treasury on the Limerick company’s parent

The Old Orchard pub in Rathfarnham, which publican Charlie Chawke purchased for €22 million 14 years ago

Pub group records revenues of €30m as publican describes trade as ‘steady’

Bartra Capital Property Group’s proposed co-living development for Dún Laoghaire, which was approved earlier this year.

Planning official criticises room layout and says numbers using kitchen/living area was ‘objectionable’

Club Travel revenue increased by 5 per cent from €145.5 million to €152.34 million in the 12 months to the end of October last.

Pretax profit declines by 14 per cent to €4.08 million

The centre is a major hub of Uber’s support organisation across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Photograph: Ginnette Riquelme/File Photo/Reuters

Ride-hailing company employs 419 staff in Limerick operation, up from 288 in 2017

An artists impression of the accommodation. The planned student quarters are to have a gym and cinema.

Bord Pleanála decision on Dublin application for 368 bed spaces is expected in December

Savills is joint agent on the Blackrock Village Centre in Dublin, which is being refurbished.

Revenue rises by 17 per cent to €55 million

In her ruling, Labour Court deputy chairwoman Caroline Jenkinson said the council had not been able to establish that a normal retirement age existed which Michael  Neilon was aware of or ought to have been aware of.

Labour Court finds Longford County Council unfairly dismissed Michael Neilon

Red Cow Moran Hotel employee Edward Rynne pictured outside the existing property. Photograph:   Garrett White

Construction expected to start early next year

A man who said he ‘snapped’ and slapped an 11-year-old girl across the face with his open hand after he saw the child pour liquid over his wife has been spared a conviction. Photograph: iStock.

Redas Jonka (43) spared conviction over incident at SkyCourt shopping centre in Shannon

Company note changes in demand for branded frozen pizzas.

Challenges include Brexit, euro-sterling exchange and aggressive competitive activity

The court heard the  captain of the Ryanair aircraft told gardaí there was a passenger on board intoxicated to such an extent that there was a fear she might endanger herself or others.

District Court told woman (38) took Xanax and alcohol before getting on board ‘to alleviate her fear of flying’

The former telecoms employee argued that her obvious early ‘bump’ would have been seen by the decision makers during October last year.

Workplace Relations Commmission finds firm discriminated against former director

The tax assessments were made by the Revenue’s ‘Large Corporate’ and ‘Large Cases-High Wealth Individuals’ divisions.

Revenue recorded 915 such demands in 2018

New accounts filed by Forest Laboratories Holdings Ltd disclose the scale of the dividend payout across a number of payments in 2018. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

Forest Laboratories Holdings is the Dublin-based subsidiary of the maker of Botox

The scheme allows tax relief to be claimed on earnings which derive directly from participation in the sport concerned but not earnings such as sponsorship fees and income from advertisements or endorsements.  Photograph: ©INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

Minister says scheme for sportspeople cost the State €2.4m over the decade to 2017

Central Bank in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Bank secured planning for €300,000 sculpture at its €140m Dublin HQ

Gerry Gannon’s company intends to build on a site 9.5km northeast of Dublin. File photograph: The Irish Times

Company intends to build over 1,100 ‘build to rent’ units and more than 625 for sale homes

The Temple Bar has enjoyed significant expansion in recent years and in 2015 added a Distillery Store that serves Irish, Scottish, and very rare whiskeys. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Staff numbers increase from 70 to 81 while directors’ pay rises to €337,000

Google’s offices on Barrow Street, Dublin

Planning also granted for shops and cafes in Barrow Street office, despite local concerns

Revenue climbs 10 per cent at tour operator

Numbers employed increased from 675 to 701 at Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Company accounts reveal that revenues increased by 12.6%, from $192.8m to $217m

Accounts filed by Analog Devices International show revenue increased by 6.44 per cent from $3.78 billion to $4 billion in the 12 months to the end of November 3rd.

Company supplies Apple with technology for iPhone and watch

World Food Programme deputy chief engineer, Michael Ryan from Co Clare who was killed when Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed minutes after take off.

Micheál Ryan and 156 other passengers died in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crash

 Louise Kennedy, one of  Ireland’s best known fashion designers, operates high end retail outlets in Dublin and London and continues to continue to dress many members of British and Middle Eastern royal families and high profile business executives around the world. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

International reputation means Ms Kennedy has counted Kylie, Beyonce and Meryl Streep as customers

 Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Driver given a choice by a boss to retire or be fired after incident with elderly passenger

HubSpot’s Irish operation represented 24 per cent of the €463.6 million in its global revenues last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Numbers employed at software group’s Dublin office increased by 148 last year

The directors’ report noted they are ‘satisfied with the results for the period and are confident that the group will continue to trade profitably in the coming year’. File photograph: Bloomberg

Accounts for Slaney Foods and Irish Country Meats reveal healthy returns for processors

Cairn Homes purchased the RTÉ site for €107.5 million over two years ago.

Builder hopes to start construction of scheme consisting of 611 apartments in 2020

The Republic of Ireland soccer squad train at the Fota Island Resort in 2016.

Resort points to steady growth in revenue

Avoca owner Aramark group’s redundancy/restructuring costs totalled €3.4 million last year.

Revenue at Aramark Ireland Holdings remained steady at €351 million last year

Walls Construction Ltd built the Central Bank on North Wall Quay, Dublin last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ The Irish Times

Revenues surge by 17% at firm that built the Central Bank last year

Payzone Ireland processes a variety of electronic transactions services, including mobile phone top-ups, debit/credit card transactions, M50 motorway toll payments and Leap travel cards

Payment processing firm bought by AIB and FDC joint venture earlier this year for €100m

Kodaline played the Galway Arts Festival last year.

Costs increase as event featured expanded programme

 Last year, the 199-patient-bed Beacon Hospital  had more than 130,000 patient visits. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Revenues up 18% to €123m at Sandyford healthcare facility

 The accounts for LXV Remedies Holdings Ltd show the acquisition of Sam McCauley Chemists in 2017 was worth €51.6 million. Photograph: iStock

Exceptional costs contribute to pretax loss

Queuing for doughnuts at the Blanchardstown outlet of Krispy Kreme. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Doughnut store in Blanchardstown had average weekly revenues of almost €300,000 last year

Billy Joel doing his bit to boost profits at the Aviva stadium in June last year.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Stadium operator paid €2m in dividends to IRFU and FAI

The Fitzpatrick Killiney Castle Hotel in south Dublin.

Accounts for hotel show revenues rose 5% but pre-tax profits declined to €366,271

 Louis Walsh at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. FiIe photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brill Management Ltd reports €369,000 loss resulting in accumulated profits falling 89%

Comedian Tommy Tiernan, who played the part of Thomasheen Seán in Druid Theatre’s production of John B Keane play Sive. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Productions of Waiting for Godot and Sive contribute to revenue increase of 21 per cent

 Dave and Rob Kearney with Jamie Heaslip at The Bridge 1859 in Ballsbridge Dublin. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Companies behind Lemon & Duke and The Bridge 1859 enjoyed a lucrative year

The WRC has upheld her discrimination claims ordering each provider to pay her €2,500.

Geraldine Ward discriminated against by two Galway B&Bs in the space of a few hours

Eddie Hobbs, co-owner of Hobbs Financial Practice Ltd. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Eddie Hobbs and his wife take pay cuts of 32% as revenue falls 4% at the Naas-based firm

 Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ravi Shukla said he never received notification to appear at WRC and will appeal ruling

Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Company told hearing woman had presided over significant growth

The  Hewlett Packard Enterprise facility in Leixlip, Co Kildare. The company  recorded a loss after €19. 7m was booked in exceptional costs.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Accounts for Leixlip-based unit show revenues declined 17% to €157m in 12 months to the end of October

The Corrib field gas terminal. The Corrib field comprises six offshore wells as well as a natural gas processing facility on land at Ballaghboy

Lower gas prices also contribute to fall

Faithlegg House Hotel in Waterford. “Faithlegg continued to make good progress and recorded a profit of €1.3m, which represents a profit of €16,000 per room ”

Business pays out dividend of €3.63m

The Vikings series being filmed in Hollywood, Co Wicklow. Metropolitan Films tax credits received last year went towards the production of series six of Vikings and series three of Into the Badlands. Photograph: Jonathan Hession

Metropolitan Films’s 2018 tax credits went towards Vikings and Into the Badlands

Glenveagh now has a choice of going back to the drawing board and revising its plan, or to press ahead with the planning permission already in place for the site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Proposal for 174 apartments not a satisfactory urban design for site, appeals board says

Judges expenses for the first six months of the year were down marginally on the same time  in 2018.

Highest claim was more than €44,400 for travel, subsistence and incidentals

Niall Horan set up Jaredon Ltd in June 2017 to help manage his solo career after his time with the One Direction. Photograph: Getty

Mullingar native released first solo album in 2017 after leaving One Direction

Tourists on the move in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Temporary use of six apartments near Grafton Street for short-term letting denied

Kildare County Council gave the project the go-ahead in May but Mr Reid is single handedly trying to stop the massive investment proceeding. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Chip giant asks An Bord Pleanála to use its powers to dismiss appeal against $4bn investment plan

Johnny Sexton - who turned 34 last month - is currently training with the Irish rugby squad as they prepare for a tilt at the upcoming World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Inpho

Accounts show profits of €245,875 for the 12 months until the end of September 2018

New accounts show that pre-tax profits at A&F Hollister Ltd dropped by 15 per cent to €242,002 in the 12 months to the end of February 2nd of this year.

Revenues fall by 18% to €8.1m in 2018

The woman told the WRC  “things were worse for her” after she made a complaint to human resources.

Workplace Relations Commission awards woman maximum possible amount for sexual harassment

Last year, Conor McGregor’s plans to obtain a trademark for his planned ‘Notorious’ whiskey came unstuck

The Dutch company sells clothing and accessories under the ‘McGREGOR’ brand, and says the brand’s story started in the early 1920s

Judge Gerald Keys said he was not satisfied that the impact described by Sarah Warren was consistent with the damage caused to the two cars.

Seven personal injury actions dismissed or withdrawn in rear-ending car accident

A schoolboy has failed in his personal injury action against Ennis Educate Together. Photograph: Getty Images

Judge awards costs against plaintiff, saying 14-year-old’s injury caused by accident

Former Leinster and Ireland rugby player Brian O’Driscoll generates income from corporate speaking and rugby punditry for Newstalk here and BT Sport in the UK. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Getty Images

Former rugby player generates income from rugby punditry and corporate speaking

Lidl Ireland MD JP Scally.

German retailer clelbrated opening of 200th outlet

Donegal singer Daniel O’Donnell: his entertainment firm  recorded profits of €323,949 in 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Donegal singer has sold more than 10 million records over the course of his career

The ninth hole at Trump Doonbeg. Photograph: Getty

Golf course’s plan to install coastal protection has met with objections

Accounts recently filed by Ballymaloe Cookery School Ltd show it recorded an operating profit of €62,134 in 2018.

Allen family’s hotel and cookery school report operating profit of €62,134 for 2018

The Radio Kerry offer was significantly less than the €7.2 million it had offered  in a  deal which collapsed in 2008.

It is the second time a potential bid from Radio Kerry for Clare FM has collapsed

The judge said a warning should go out to all lift companies that all lifts should be checked and serviced regularly.

Judge stuck out criminal damage charge saying to be trapped in a lift is a very frightening experience

Pat Kenny and his wife said  the loss of light on their property that would result from the proposal would be disastrous.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Bord Pleanala gives Bartra Capital planning permission for Co Dublin site

Anand Goel died after he fell from the Cliffs of Moher on January 4th last year.

Postmortem concluded man died from severe skull damage consistent with incident

For 2019, Trailfinders reports that the fastest-growing destinations include Japan, Zimbabwe, the Maldives, Borneo, Chile, Cambodia, Kenya, Jordan, Fiji and Iceland (above). Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/AP

Revenues at UK travel group’s Irish arm up 9% in ‘exceptionally good trading year’

At the end of November last, the Rohan group – led by Jamie Rohan – had shareholder funds of €184 million that included €130 million in accumulated profits.

Airspace Investments and subsidiaries book €14.1 million pretax profit

Accounts filed by the National Ploughing Association of Ireland Company Ltd show pretax losses at the company were €494,370 in the 12 months to the end of January 31st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Storm forced organisers to cancel the biggest day of the event last September

Ten-storey development subject of claim related to effects on light for existing buildings

File photograph of a Bus Eireann bus.

Kenneth Folman convicted of careless driving at Bunratty in Co Clare

Limerick’s Darragh O’Donovan celebrates after beating Galway in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Company’s profits fall 1% to €4.9m as revenues increase 4% last year

Ed Sheeran is on the Warner label as are Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kylie, Jess Glynne and Coldplay

Latest accounts show the company’s pre-tax profits almost doubled to €546,865

The accounts show that pay to the firm’s three directors – Paul Costelloe (above), Anne Costelloe and Gerald Mescal – fell to €365,534 from €581,329 for the 12 months to the end of August last.

Profit after tax and dividends totals €182,173 for 12 months to end of August 2018

A national tourism body has claimed  an apartment development  will compromise the visitor experience and views from the Gravity Bar in the Guinness Storehouse (above)

Irish Tourism boss says Marlet plan would impact on Guinness Storehouse experience

Shannon airport’s passenger numbers will be down this year after six years of growth

Grounding of the Boeing aircraft has resulted in the loss of 13 services per week at Shannon

Leader Wayne O’Donnell, Presenter Kathryn Thomas, Leader David Cryan,  all of Operation Transformation.

Production company reports fourfold rise in pretax profits as RTÉ confirms 13th series

Brexit roles: of the 453 staff, 370 were recruited  by Revenue in 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In 2018 the Government granted approval for the phased recruitment of an additional 600 people to Revenue to meet the challenges p(...)

 The Cú Chulainn roller-coaster in Tayto Park.

Bord Pleanála cites concerns over noise

Patrick Guilbaud at his restaurant in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Profits at Michelin-starred venue hit €520,000

Merrion Hotel, Dublin: co-owner Hastings Hotels Group’s profit has dropped 39 per cent to £3.19 million in the competitive hotel sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Co-owner of Merrion Hotel’s turnover rises 4% to £41.18m

The worker was dismissed without notice for raising his hand to his colleague, behaviour that was considered to be “wholly unacceptable” contrary to the company’s values and which could have impacted on its reputation.

WRC says action was not aggressive but that it was ‘disrespectful, offensive and humiliating’

Disney store on Grafton St, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pre-tax profits dip to €153,000 at Grafton Street store

Suzanne Jackson is co-owner of SanFran Cosmetics Ltd. File photograph: Andres Poveda

Blogger and businesswoman Suzanne Jackson is co-owner of SanFran Cosmetics Ltd

Glen Dimplex:  principal activity  the manufacture and sale of heating  and other domestic appliances

Glen Electric, one of North’s largest employers with 4,780 staff, warns of Brexit concerns

Practising at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph:  Brian Arthur

Up to 100,000 golf fans expected to spend €7m in spruced-up Clare village

Treasury Building, home of the NTMA. Photograph:Cyril Byrne

EY to carry out review as new loans drawn down through SBCI slumped by 68% last year

The Clarence hotel, Dublin. The new rooms are to be located on the second, third and fourth floors of the adjacent Dollard House, which is a protected structure. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Bono, the Edge and Paddy McKillen snr will continue to retain ownership of the hotel building

Stormzy  is to perform at a Festival Republic concert later this summer.

Pre-tax profits increase by 57 per cent to £7.78 million

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