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The Labour Court has also upheld the adjudication officer’s ruling that Mr Davis’s former employer, waste firm Enva, pay him €3,700. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A field service operator carrying out contract work for Irish Rail was sacked for crossing three live train track lines during a toilet trip at Mallow(...)

“No one watching Mark Coughlan’s report on Prime Time last Thursday night could have had a scintilla of confidence in the so-called EPA,’’ Labour Senator John  Whelan has said. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour Senator John Whelan has described the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “a lazy, limp and lame lapdog’’. “Instead, it should be a watch(...)

Independent Senator David Norris:  supported the call for a debate, and said Fianna Fáil Seanad leader Darragh O’Brien  “as a descendant of Brian Ború . . . should have declared an interest”.

A call has been made for “proper regulatory oversight” to be put in place for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which(...)