The Cork development used a scheme set up  as part of the Rebuilding Ireland plan to allow developers of more than 100 units to apply for planning in a process designed to fast track a decision.  File photograph: Dara MacDónaill

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission to a private developer for over 600 houses and apartments in Co Cork. The development in Glanmire,(...)

Dero’s Coach Tours, of Killarney, Co Kerry, has been convicted on five charges.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A coach tour company in Killarney has been convicted on five charges, including failing to provide tachograph records. Dero’s Coach Tours Ltd, of Main(...)

Gail O’Rorke leaving the Circuit Criminal Court recently, having been acquitted on charges of assisting or attempting to assist in the suicide of her friend.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gail O’Rorke walked quickly from the Circuit Criminal Court with her husband Barry and into a waiting taxi. Behind her she left four years of pre-tria(...)

Relative degrees: Catherine and Sophie O’Sullivan, and Mary O’Donnell

As the university conferring season got into full swing this month, there was a special celebration for Sophie O’Sullivan, who followed in the footste(...)