The DAA said to grant planning permission for the proposal would “put at risk decades of land-use planning that has supported the sustainable growth and development of Dublin airport”

DAA says allowing noise-sensitive development within inner airport noise zone would contravene national, regional and local policy

Coca-Cola’s Irish operation paid dividends totalling €15 million. Photograph: Shiho Fukada/The New York Times

Staff numbers employed by the business were reduced from 300 to 271

 Grand Theft Auto V was one of the bestselling computer games for Gamestop in 2017

Cost-cutting helps narrow losses as revenue rises 3% to €52 million

The Ann Summers shop on O’Connell Street prior to its closure. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Business records pre-tax loss of €776,240, down 28% on 2017

The Galway Clinic is  part-owned by businessman Larry Goodman. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Medical inflation and lower reimbursement rates by insurers contribute to decline

An artist’s impression of the new Vicar Street Hotel

Work expected to begin shortly on eight-storey hotel next to concert venue

Consultants Crowe say  that in spite of significant increases in demand, the level of hotel supply in Dublin over the past decade has been maintained at about 150 hotels and 19,000 rooms.

By 2023, 3,000 rooms could be opened in city in addition to 699 being built, study says

Niall Fitzgerald said the beauty therapy industry was a hard place to be for a man ‘because it is 99.9 per cent female’. File image: Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times

Kerry native said it was ‘unfair’ to expect him to have enhanced skill for manicures as a man

The most recent accounts for the Clare FM company show that it recorded a pre-tax loss of €180,566 in 2017. Photograph: iStock

Brother of former Tipperary hurling manager and Catholic Church to receive payout

Glenstal Abbey, in Co Limerick,  received almost €135,000 in grants from the American Ireland Funds in 2017.  Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

The amount was by far the largest single donation made by the AIF in 2017

A Dutch company is seeking to hinder the plans of mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor to expand his brand across Europe. Photograph: Inpho/Raymond Spencer

MMA fighter encounters more resistance in efforts to protect name and sports ventures

The corncrake, known for its rasping call, was once widespread across the countryside, but the population was decimated by mechanised farming. Photograph: iStock

Bird sees first rise in numbers since 2014, attributed to last year’s warm weather

A service manager sprayed perfume on a male colleague and told him ‘let’s see how you explain that when you get home’, a case before the Workplace Relations Commission  heard

WRC awards €26,000 to man dismissed after raising bullying concerns with employer

Gucci’s only Irish outlet is at Brown Thomas in Dublin. Photograph: Bloomberg

Gucci notes importance of tourism in Irish sales performance

The best-selling “Limerick Leader” All-Ireland hurling souvenir edition, which sold out twice last year.

Company operates 14 titles in Republic including ‘Dundalk Democrat’ and ‘Leinster Leader’

Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Some 25 million people around the world have seen a Riverdance performance. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Company records an operating profit of €1.26m, down 45% in the year to the end of June 2017

  Workplace Relations Commission: The department manager is alleged to have asked the woman, a bar manager, the question the same day the woman was dismissed from her post on September 5th, 2017. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Woman tells WRC she found hotel manager’s comment ‘inappropriate and offensive’

The proposed U2 visitor centre at Hanover Quay in Dublin’s south docklands.

About 390,000 fans expected to flock to Dublin Docklands attraction each year

Tesco Ireland had appealed the Workplace Relations Commission ruling to the Labour Court.  File image: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Retail worker said she had forgotten to pay for the wine at the end of her shift

Senior council official claimed the traffic warden had been “hiding behind walls” and was “selective” about where he enforced the parking regulations.

WRC adjudication officer upheld a second-level written warning issued by the employer

Copper Face Jacks, the highly-profitable nightclub on Harcourt Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Accounts just filed for these Dublin venues show they are among the busiest and most profitable in the country

CCTV footage had confirmed the security guard had hugged  woman he did not know.

Adjudication officer found hug was ‘particularly ill-conceived action’

The WRC Adjudication Officer, Valerie Murtagh found the landlord discriminated against the woman by breaching his obligations under the Equal Status Acts when he refused to participate in the HAP scheme. File photograph: Alan Betson

Owner of property also served eviction notice on tenant on the basis that a family member of his would require the property

State car: Leo Varadkar’s vehicle and Garda driver cost €200,698 in 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach, Tánaiste, President, Chief Justice and DPP all receive service, Minister says

 Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

WRC rules on case taken by Barbara Flynn against Ataxia Ireland, which is being closed down

Bishop of Killaloe Fintan Monahan speaks to Des McDonald during Mercy on the Mall at Skycourt Shopping Centre in Shannon, Co Clare. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Priests reach out to parishioners and take confessions in Shannon shopping centre

Judge Patrick Durcan jailed the defendant and banned her from driving for six years after hearing she  was driving without insurance and already disqualified from driving  when stopped by a garda.

Mother of nine claimed name she gave garda when stopped was the one she took from husband after humanist marriage

Documents reveal that a new finance director was appointed to the the Orla Kiely fashion business in July 2018 “following which a number of issues were highlighted with the company’s finances”.

Unsecured creditors owed £5 million likely to be left empty-handed, administrators say

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp. Photograph: GoFundMe

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp funeral told of life filled with ‘love, kindness and adventure’

New accounts for Tayto Park show it recorded an 8 per cent rise in pre-tax profits last year to €3.65m.

New attraction will ‘copper-fasten the future’ of the venue, says owner

Michael McNamara said: “I have driven on that road since I was 17 and I don’t think you could take those bends at more than 50km/h.”

Michael McNamara told court he was ‘utterly and completely shocked’ when pepper-sprayed by a Garda

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council denies permission for Dalkey scheme

Stock Photograph: Getty Images

Ennis Circuit Court rejects compensation for man who has been involved in 10 crashes

Michelle O’Keeffe has appeared in court charged with stealing €170,830 from 11 people over a five year period when she was acting as a solicitor for them.

Michelle O’Keeffe also accused of failing to maintain accounting records over five year period

The THC oil used by the defendant was extracted from cannabis, the Court heard. File photograph: PA Wire

John Mountaine lost most of his teeth due to seizures, court told

The eldest son had worked on the family farm for three decades and in 2007 his mother told him he was ‘going to have to find something else to do with his life’.

Son who received land worth €100,000 successfully challenges division of assets in will

  Pat Kenny and his wife  state that planning permission should be refused as “this development is ill-thought and appears based on the quest for density alone with scant other consideration”.  File photograph Nick Bradshaw

Site was also at centre of controversial legal row involving broadcaster and then neighbour in 2006

Francis and John Brennan. Photograph: Park Hotel

Labour Court recommends Park Hotel make a payment to former general manager

The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club, Co Clare. A decision on the latest plan for its development is due in January.

Holiday homes and leisure centre proposed

Elizabeth O’Kelly, in 2015 at the opening of the Gemma Guihan exhibition in The Dunamaise Arts Centre. Photograph: Alf Harvey.

Property and newspaper owner Elizabeth O’Kelly(92) gives Irish Cancer Society €6m

The complaint said Tom Daly’s ‘sick sexual needs’ resulted in her parents ‘losing their little girl at a very young age’.

Woman tells court her life was interrupted by ‘sick predator’

A man in his 40s has been questioned by gardaí investigating the alleged rape of a 75-year old woman in Co Clare last week.

CCTV used to identify car after attack allegedly took place at Ennis leisure centre carpark

A copy of the edition of Time magazine that Tim Marks took from a rubbish bag after it was discarded on a flight that landed at  Shannon airport.

Tim Marks (55) worked with security firm ICTS Ireland for nine years before dismissal

The judge said the woman’s continuing efforts to rehabilitate herself would not be possible if she was jailed. Photograph: Collins Courts

Girl found to have skull fracture, broken arm and two broken legs when examined

Labour Court proposal aimed at resolving dispute between Scoil Mochua and SNAs

 WRC adjudication officer, Marian Duffy found Mr Mahmoudi was discriminated against on the grounds of race,  as the EU regulations apply to hydrogen peroxide with concentrations levels of 12 per cent or more and the hydrogen peroxide Mr Mahmoudi was seeking to purchase had concentration levels of 6 per cent

Riadh Mahmoudi says he was seen as a suspicious because of the colour of his skin

Adjudication officer at the Workplace Relations Commission  Stephen Bonnlander found  delay in Natasha  Lawson’s return to work as a result of a road accident did not give the employer a right to terminate her employment or to withdraw its previous offer of reasonable accommodation in the form of a phased return to work. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Woman with an incurable degenerative disease sacked while on sick leave

Twin brothers Ryan and Scott Fitzsimons from Ashbourne, Co Meath, are enjoying enormous success from Minecraft

Ryan and Scott Fitzsimons hit YouTube jackpot with hugely popular channel

A hospital security guard who was sacked for switching off his body camera while a colleague carried out an alleged unprovoked assault on a drug addict in a Dublin hospital toilet, has been awarded €6,500 over his unfair dismissal. Image: iStock.

Man sacked after camera turned off while colleague allegedly assaulted drug addict

 Presidential hopeful Peter Casey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artist Kevin Sharkey withdraws from ‘farcical’ presidential process

Disability campaigner Ann Marie Flanagan at Lahinch Beach, near her home in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photograph: Karl Hughes

Clare campaigner says blue badges are given out too easily and more controls are needed

‘We have modern technology and engineering that enables disabled people to use motor vehicles,’ the judge said. Photograph: iStock

Ennis driver should be ‘ashamed of himself’ for ‘contemptible’ behaviour’ judge said

The department has just signed a €383,000 contract with UK firm Gemalto for the design, development and implementation of upgraded facial recognition software. Photograph: iStock

System ‘self-financing’ as value of fraudulent activity detected now over €4m – department

Presidential candidate Gemma O’Doherty: said she had “a constitutional right to my good name”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Presidential hopeful asked about her claims of collusion in murder of Veronica Guerin

‘There is business you will have to do until you are buried and that is dealing with your children,’ judge warnds couple. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Judge advises couple to reach agreement through a mediator

Planning dispute: O’Donoghue’s and Marcels. Image: Google Street View

Operator of Merrion Row pub is appealing decision giving restaurant Marcels permission for first-floor, open-air terrace

“I am very well paid.” Ray D’Arcy joined RTÉ Radio 1 in 2015. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

TV and radio presenter’s salary was second highest in RTÉ in 2015

A restaurant has been ordered to pay €2,000 to a former employee who was sacked after a customer posted a negative review on Tripadvisor noting that ‘the red haired waitress was abrupt’. Image: iStock.

WRC says way restaurant sacked woman without a hearing ‘not far short of mob rule’

A trust linked to  Dermot Desmond has secured permission to demolish Walford on Dublin’s Shrewsbury Road, which remains the most expensive residence ever sold in the State at €58 million.

Stories of 2018: Walford in Dublin 4 sold for €58m in 2005 with billionaire buying it for €14.25m in 2016.

Transdev pointed out that the driver’s contract of employment contains explicit exclusion of “moonlighting” work. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Driver claims ‘tip-off’ was malicious, but WRC dismisses unfair dismissal case

Luas operator Transdev has provided more than 100 cooler bags to tram drivers in an attempt to resolve a row over packed lunches which the company says could cost it up to €250,000.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Firm offers staff on Green Line cooler bags in attempt to resolve dispute over spoiling food

AWRC adjudication officer said the dismissal was ‘at at the extreme end of the spectrum of unfairness’

A  driver for former Minister for Health James Reilly for six years has failed in his unfair dismissal action against a Government department. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Man dismissed last November over compliance with travel and annual leave rules

Dublin firm Korec has won the five-year contract. It’s drones will carry out aerial topographic surveys, corridor mapping, structural inspections and deformation monitoring. Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

Two unmanned aerial vehicles will deployed to inspect roads, with huge cost savings

The parents contacted Bus Éireann and spoke to an inspector who indicated the taxi driver was being reasonable.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Parents said rule change had significant impact on son’s behaviour and development

A man who resigned from his job under duress, after being brought out to sea in a speedboat by his boss and aggressively questioned, has been awarded €889. File photograph: iStock

Man was told he would not be able to swim to shore during questioning on speedboat

Jailed former Anglo chief executive David Drumm: brief fees in his trial were the highest paid by the DPP for any trial in 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Team of four barristers shared daily payment of €10,000 by DPP on top of brief fee

Results have been withheld from 80 students this year compared to 72 at this point last year - an increase of 11 per cent. File image: iStock

State Examinations Commission cautions students about serious consequences of cheating

A  Luas tram at the St Stephens Green stop on the green line. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Disciplinary proceedings were brought after a passenger complained that he had been punched on the back of the head by a Luas staf(...)

Johnny Sexton in the Ireland-France Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium in 2017. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Leinster rugby star saw accumulated profits at his promotions company increase

The  WRC has found that a Dublin airport based services firm was correct when sacking an aircraft cleaner who pocketed a passenger’s €600 mobile phone found left behind on an aircraft. File photograph: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Worker claims he ‘inadvertently brought the phone home’ after putting it in pocket

Lahinch hotelier Michael Vaughan has offered to pay for a return visit by Jim Logan in London to see his home place.

Jim Logan wrote a letter wondering if anyone remembered him in his home town

The HR department of KBC Bank has been criticised  after a man with a conviction was allowed into the bank’s workforce. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Bank’s HR accused by Workplace Relations Commission of ‘sloppiness’ over the incident

A decision by Dunnes Stores to appeal a €15,000 award to an assistant manager who was dismissed after being on sick leave for two years has backfired. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Labour Court doubles payment to woman deemed to have faced discrimination from firm

One District Court judge claimed almost €35,000 for expenses incurred since 2008

Babor Hussain Bangladesh: “I found the local people to be very friendly towards me.” Photograph: Eamon Ward

Despite initial confusion, famed Clare town locals have embraced refugees warmly

‘Employees are entitled to an uninterrupted 11 hour break between finishing work and starting work the following day.’ File image:  Lewis Mulatero/Moment/Getty

Kepak employee says she worked close to 60 hours a week, handling emails after midnight

A retailer has been ordered to pay a former employee €8,000 in compensation after she was found to have been harassed in the workplace about her sexuality. Image: iStock.

WRC heard male colleague linked mental health issues and child abuse to homosexuality

Lee McLoughlin (28) said the case ‘was not about money’ but about the principle and the precedent on behalf of those who might find themselves in a similar scenario in the future.

‘We don’t cut ladies’ hair. I’m sorry,’ barber told transgender man Lee McLoughlin (28)

Brian O’Driscoll evades Scotland’s Andy Craig, in the Six Nations match, at Murrayfield. Last year’s profits pushed the accumulated profits at his ODM & Promotions Ltd to €5.954m. Photograph: Eric Luke

Company owned by former rugby player records profit of €880,000

Chris Hanson’s former girlfriend described him as ‘possessive and obsessive towards her’ and ‘domineering’, Ennis District Court was told.

Chris Hanson pleaded guilty to assaulting ‘high-achieving’ Ennis woman

Group protesting over direct provision system: The number unable to exit the State’s 34 centres has risen by almost 50 per cent in the past 16 months. Photograph: David Sleator

Those unable to exit State centres despite being granted asylum rises to 11% of residents

internet connectivity for 34 of 111 unconnected stations is nearing completion under a Garda modernisation and renewal programme, and further 12 stations are due to be connected by the end of the year.

Internet connectivity for 34 of 111 affected stations is now nearing completion

Gordon MRM has secured an extension to its Nama PR cojntract.

Company won PR contract for AIB’s IPO

Ennis-based diver Jim Warny arrives back at Shannon Airport. With him are his father, Rene, and fiance, Asia Mania. Photograph: Arthur Ellis.

‘Truly amazing miracle’ that boys and coach got to go home, says Jim Warny

The parish office stated that the woman was dismissed accordance with parish disciplinary policy. Photograph: iStock

Woman lodged formal complaint of bullying against priest

A Kenyan retail worker has been awarded €10,000 after being the victim of a ‘racially motivated’ April Fools prank. Image: iStock.

Retail worker received call on April 1st from colleague claiming to be immigration officer

Three men, charged with sexual offences against two teenage girls, have been ordered to surrender their passports at Ennis District Court.

Rape and sexual assault included in charges at Ennis District Court

Woman says she made genuine mistake in selling bottle of alcohol on the day

Mark Nolan, managing director at Dromoland Castle: “Business has never been as good”. Photograph:  Eamon Ward

Pretax loss of €3.5m driven by €20m refurbishment of luxury Clare hotel

The woman recently completed a treatment programme for her addiction to drink and drugs and made a plea to the judge to retain custody of her boy

Boy’s father cries in court as judge awards him sole custody of the boy

New accounts for Links Creche and Montessori Ltd for the year to the end of October last show that during a very lucrative 12 months, the company’s cash pile more than doubled going from €279,687 to €685,286. Photograph: iStock

Two sets of accounts associated with couple show combined profits of €855,084 in 2017

The Workplace Relations Commission found the store manager’s conduct  contributed substantially to the dismissal and this should be reflected in the quantum of the award. Photograph: Alan Betson

Store manager ‘confirmed he offered accommodation to employees in order to have sex with them’

A pensioner who sexually assaulted an 84 year old man on a rural Bus Éireann service has walked free from court.

Judge imposes €1,000 fine on accused and places him on sex offenders register

‘Up to 30 per cent of men have enlarged breasts and many of them are extremely bothered by their appearance,’ says Dr Peter Prendergast of Venus Medical in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Gynaecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in men or boys

A group of drunken Irish-based holidaymakers forced an Ibiza-bound Ryanair flight from Dublin to divert to Paris on Saturday morning. File photograph: Getty Images

Ibiza flight from Dublin rerouted after group of up to 20 holidaymakers involved in disturbance

A further 12 staff members received pay of €300,000-€500,000. Photograph: iStock

More than 2,500 staff at the HSE received pay of more than €100,000 in 2017

Suspended sentence for Mary Doyle who denied theft until shown video footage

Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney. Photographs: Facebook

Sensitive references withdrawn for hundreds of Ennis students after drowning of two teens

The Workplace Relations Committee found the bank discriminated against the couple on the grounds of race. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

WRC finds bank discriminated against the two on the grounds of race

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