The High Court upheld the Financial Ombudsman’s finding that Val O’Driscoll’s complaints were not substantiated. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A farmer whose €350,000 investment dropped to €152,000 after it failed to perform as expected has lost an appeal over whether he received financial ad(...)

Judge Brian O’Callaghan said that what had struck him most forcibly following conviction were the complete lack of remorse for and insight into the harm the woman had caused her younger brother. File photograph: Collins Courts

A 47-year-old woman broke down in court after a judge sentenced her to six months in jail for the sexual abuse of her brother whom she began abusing w(...)

On March 28th 2016, 722 passport applications were received by the embassy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The rush for Irish citizenship and passports in the UK reached a record high on the day that prime minister Theresa May signed the document paving the(...)

Retired schoolteacher Leo Hickey outside Cork District Court. Photograph: Provision

A 76-year-old retired schoolteacher from West Cork has been returned for trial by judge and jury after he was charged with sexually assaulting a nine-(...)

Retired schoolteacher Leo Hickey outside Cork District Court. Photograph: Provision

A 76-year-old retired schoolteacher has been remanded on bail after he was charged with sexually assaulting a nine-year-old boy in a school in Co Cork(...)

Colm Lyon and his wife Niamh reportedly made €90m from sale of Realex. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 300 shareholders and executives at Irish technology companies have become millionaires over the past 15 years from selling their businesses(...)

Altobridge shareholders believed that its key asset – the intellectual property linked to the technology it was developing – remained valuable despite decision to place it in receivership. Illustration: Thinkstock

Shareholders in technology developer Altobridge say that questions remain to be answered over the decision to place it in receivership last year.Inte(...)

Gencell Biosystems, a privately-owned Irish company, had raised €6 million to date from backers including Enterprise Ireland and global investors.

A Limerick-based medical technology company founded just three years ago has been sold for about $150 million (€117 million). New York Stock Exchange-(...)

Sean O’Donnell from Co Mayo. The young farmer is chairman of a local farmer discussion group and is also involved with his local football club

Mayo may not have got to the All-Ireland football final this year, but the county claimed the top prize for young farmers last night. Seán O’Donnell (...)

Former priest Patrick Crowley pictured at Cork District Court. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

A former priest who pleaded guilty to abusing two altar boys over 20 years ago yesterday spoke of the shame of being among the most despised people in(...)