John Lyons

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Supermac’s founder  Pat McDonagh at the Four Courts in June. Photograph: Collins Courts

A legal dispute between Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh and tenants of one of the fast-food chain’s outlets has been settled. As part of the settleme(...)

Supermac’s claims it carries out refurbishment works itself to ensure high standards are maintained. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Supermac’s has failed to get a High Court injunction preventing one of its franchise holders carrying out refurbishment works on the premises. The in(...)

Australian Federal Police  investigators leave the ABC building after a raid on Wednesday. Photograph:  Bianca De Marchi/AAP/Reuters

One journalist is being investigated for reporting that several boats filled with asylum seekers recently tried to reach Australia from Sri Lanka. Ano(...)

The injunction, sought pending a full hearing, is aimed at preventing the couple carrying out on works without the consent of Supermac’s.

The High Court will rule on Thursday on a dispute between Supermac’s and the operators of one of its stores over who should pay for the outlet’s refur(...)

Editorial director of Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) Craig McMurtie speaks to members of the media outside the ABC building located at Ultimo, Sydney, after police raided the building. Photograph: AAP/David Gray/via Reuters

Australian police raided the offices of the national broadcaster on Wednesday over allegations it had published classified material, the second raid o(...)

Housing under the scheme will be built on local authority land and be offered for sale at a discounted price.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An affordable housing scheme which discriminates against Dubliners who have had to leave the capital because of high rents has been approved by counci(...)

Illegal dump in Darndale,  Dublin. A resident with children said he has not been able to allow them to play on the green space since he moved in.  “There are rats running around, syringes, nappies, all sorts of rubbish.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An illegal rubbish dump is continuing to operate in north Dublin, despite Dublin City Council spending more than €230,000 last year to remove accumula(...)

Ciarán Cuffe: “I don’t think we should be relaxing building regulations to facilitate homes which may not be up to standard”

Proposals to permit ‘log cabins’ in the back gardens of family homes in Dublin to ease the housing crisis have been rejected amid fire safety and subs(...)

 TDs Gino Kenny, Richard Boyd Barrett and Bríd Smith with (behind) Cllr John Lyons and MLA Gerry Carroll at the People Before Profit national conference at Wynn’s Hotel, in Dublin, in 2017. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cllr John Lyons has resigned from People Before Profit over “difficulties” with its leadership, he announced on Monday. Cllr Lyons was elected to Du(...)

A log cabin in a garden in  Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

Erecting log cabins or “sheds” in back gardens will not solve the housing crisis and will set a “dangerous precedent”, the Irish Planning Institute (I(...)

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