It is estimated, in normal circumstances, Irish households throw out between €400 and €1,000 worth of food annually. Photograph: David Sleator

Bin collection companies are linking a “record” surge in household waste to overbuying at supermarkets during the coronavirus crisis. While people st(...)

Counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Lorcan Staines, submitted that although the scourge of gambling which afflicted Mark Hehir was “tragic”, it did not amount to an exceptional circumstance which justified community service or a suspended sentence.  File photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

An underage football star who admitted stealing €300,000 from his employer to fund a gambling addiction has been spared jail a second time, despite an(...)