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Jay Bourke. Photograph: Collins

This week’s court application by publican and restaurateur Jay Bourke to approve a personal insolvency arrangement – a debt write-off plan to restore (...)

Jay Bourke said his income has been ‘decimated’ because of the restrictions imposed on bars and restaurants during the pandemic. Photograph: Collins

Dublin publican and restaurateur Jay Bourke is seeking High Court approval for a financial arrangement to write off the bulk of his debts totalling €1(...)

President Higgins speaking to Patrick Cruise O’Brien, son of the late Poet Maire Mhac An tSaoi at her funeral. Photograph: Alan Betson

The mystery and the miracle of Máire Mhac an tSaoi was that she, a middle-class Dublin woman, emerged as the “standard-bearer” for the language and li(...)

Berlin D2, in Dublin city centre. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The owners of the Berlin D2 pub are to appeal a decision by a District Court judge not to renew its licence. In the meantime, the pub will be able to(...)

The event, advertised as a Very Boozy Baked Brunch With Your Buds, took place  in Berlin  D2 on Dame Lane in Dublin city-centre. File photograph: Tom Honan

A judge has held there was “no alternative” but to refuse to grant the Berlin D2 bar the renewal of its operating licences due to a “boozy brunch” tha(...)

Berlin Bar: a video of a barman hanging off the bar pouring a drink into customers’ mouths went viral. Photograph: Tom Honan

Berlin Bar in Dublin is facing a court challenge to the renewal of its licence after footage emerged last month showing customers crowding around the (...)

Jay Bourke has said the decision not to allow all pubs to reopen is illogical.  Photograph: Collins

The owner of a Dublin venue that failed to observe social distancing guidelines has promised that more brunches planned for this weekend will be “very(...)

Jay Bourke: ‘I am a very lucky man.’ Photograph: Collins

“Berlin D2 came up on Saturday, and then later his name came up as the man involved in it, and it was like, ‘Ah f**k, here we go again’.” The speaker(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Dara Calleary: former minister for agriculture Calleary appears to fail to grasp “clear and unambiguous” rules. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Is Ireland at risk of becoming an accidental Sweden? The restrictions introduced this week were not like the short, sharp shock of March – instead th(...)

The pool party and music festival at  Maya Beach water park in Wuhan, China last Saturday, which was  attended by 15,000 people. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

While Ireland blew its head gasket this week over a boisterous brunch party attended by 51 young people in Berlin/D2 bar in Dublin, in Wuhan they held(...)

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