Det Garda Denis Stack told Ennis Circuit Court that in the violent incident “miraculously, no one was hurt”

Nine plead guilty to violent disorder following families’ dispute over winner of ‘fair fight’

  University College Dublin was ordered to pay sociologist Dr Anne Cleary €30,000 and promote her retrospectively to senior lecturer from February 15th, 2015. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sociologist takes case after senior position given to academic 20 years her junior

A social worker with Tusla said emergency powers were invoked in January to put the girl into care temporarily after the girl’s mother had hit her. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Tusla social worker says care order invoked in January after girl’s mother had hit her

Entrance to Western Brand Ltd facility at Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. File photograph: Google Street View

Aneta Petrova comments after ex-employer told to pay her €17,000 on unfair dismissal finding

Company said it apologised to Ms Petrova after finding out she suffered a miscarriage

New figures released by Clare County Council (Ennis HQ above) in response to a Freedom of Information request show  the local authority has spent €13,099 on a 7m “bespoke” table featuring the council coat of arms, and €17,994 on  chairs. FIle photograph: Google Street View

Clare County Council outlay including €817.95 each on 22 chairs labelled ‘extravagance’

Shown the red card: the referee received €4,000 in sick pay before being dismissed for gross misconduct. Photograph: Fabio Cardoso/Corbis/Getty

Workplace Relations Commission rejects man’s claim for unfair dismissal

A judge has accused a pensioner of using the fact he is hard of hearing to avoid being sentenced for sexually assaulting a man in his 80s on a Bus Éireann service last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Accused using his hearing difficulties to ‘avoid dealing with sentencing’, says judge

Insp Tom Kennedy said the alleged fight was taking place in a field in Kilrush where there were 20 to 30 males looking on.

Court told garda saw Anthony Kelly in shorts with his top off and hands taped, engaged in a fist fight with another bare-chested m(...)

Billionaire Dermot Desmond:  Celtic Trustees Ltd was previously the purchaser of Walford on Shrewsbury Road for €14.25 million.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Council concerned about ‘stability’ and ‘integrity’ of Victorian house on Ailesbury Road

The child’s father  said  his 13-year-old boy “was very sick - we couldn’t send him to school because he couldn’t get out of bed. You had to see him the way he was”.

District court judge threatened to send father to jail if school attendance record wasn’t 100 per cent

 The Citywest Hotel stated that if Nicholas Reddin had considered what he had seen on the CCTV to be an assault on the premises he was obliged to report that to the security manager, HR and gardaí via an incident report. File photograph: Frank Miller

Labour court found dismissal by Citywest Hotel was ‘procedurally unfair’ and awarded him €6,000

 Homeless service users  on emergency beds provided during last month’s freezing weather by the  Dublin Region Homeless Executive and Peter McVerry Trust. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council spent €97.48 million on emergency accommodation in 2017

According to a cinema representative at a hearing into the case where a family was asked to move seats, the father ‘became loud and abusive and demanded a refund, including for part-consumed food’.

Gardaí were called to ‘Finding Dory’ screening due to the dispute over premium seating

Judge Patrick Durcan described the actions of Eoin McDonnell as ‘devious, dangerous, appalling and disgusting’. File photograph: Reuters

Eoin McDonnell took picture of Judge Fiona Lydon at Ennis District Court

Twelve of the top 15 monetary penalties imposed on Garda members in 2017 related to “neglect of duty” with fines ranging from €10,800 to €950. Photograph: Alan Betson

Number of gardaí disciplined internally in 2017 less than 1% of 13,551-strong force

The WRC found the woman was subject to “a vile act of sexual innuendo” in a live web chat at the company. Photograph: Getty

WRC awards €46,000 to woman sexually harassed at car parts company

The HSE has been criticised after an inquiry into the use of drain cleaning fluid rather than an approved dental product during the treatment of more than 40 children in Co Clare returned an inconclusive verdict. Photograph: PA.

More than 40 children treated at HSE facility in Ennis last October were exposed to mishap

An artist’s impression of Tara House, a 88m 22-storey project proposed by developer Johnny Ronan.

An Bord Pleanála does not agree with senior inspector who called 88m design ‘beautiful’

File picture of a Bus Éireann bus. During the course of the assault on June 9th, a passenger sitting across the aisle from the two men on the west Clare Bus Éireann service to Ennis filmed what was happening. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Incident was filmed on a smartphone by a passenger sitting across the aisle, court hears

A man died after an altercation at the Shannon Knights Night Club. Photograph: Google Street.

Second man injured after altercation in Co Clare nightclub

Books of evidence in the case were served in 2016 and the cases have been adjourned a number of times since at Ennis Circuit Court

Defilement case involving 16-year-old girl will not proceed after State opts not to prosecute

Garda Brian O’Callaghan said he saw Mr McCabe grapple with his seatbelt causing his jeep to zig-zag along the road.

John Joseph McCabe said wearing a seat-belt is ‘sacrosanct’ – it saved his life in Portugal

‘Who I am? Larry Murphy?’ teen asks garda after he is accused of threat to girl’s mother

A sign stuck to the door of the King Thomond Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Lisdoonvarna locals oppose centre amid concerns over far-right activity

Andrew Long changed his plea at Ennis Circuit Court just before the State and defence made  their closing speeches.

Andrew Long could face up to five years in prison for placing women in a chokehold

Andrew Long at Ennis Court: he has pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm.

Andrew Long says there is ‘no substance’ to claim that he put choke hold on two women

Andrew Long at Ennis Court: he has pleaded not guilty to  assault causing harm

Alleged incident occurred during a first aid course in Scarriff, Co Clare

Andrew Moroney accused of total of 16 offences during one hour in Co Clare

Andrew Long (35) of Carraig Dubh, Tobertaosceain, Ennis is accused of assaulting two women at Scariff Community School.

Andrew Long (35) of Carraig Dubh, Tobertaosceain, Ennis was arraigned on Tuesday

Protesters attending a national demonstration calling for the end to the Direct Provision System last year. Photograph:  Tom Honan.

Official figures show Mosney plc has received €127.4m since 2002 for accommodating asylum seekers

Locals  complained they had not been properly consulted by the Reception and Integration Agency, which is part of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Reception and Integration Agency says accommodation of asylum seekers cannot be delayed

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 (pictured)

Alan Custy met woman on 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’

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