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Court was told  Al Porter was very apologetic about the incident and had  returned to the Garda station twice to say sorry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Comedian Al Porter has been spared a conviction for trying to prevent a garda arresting a man in Dublin city centre. The comedian, actor, and radio p(...)

The defendants were charged with offences contrary to provisions of the 1977-2014 Protection of Employment Act arising out of the closure of Clery’s in June 2015 when 460 people lost their jobs

The High Court has dismissed a Ministerial challenge over a District Court judge’s decision striking out charges linked to redundancies at Clerys depa(...)

Minister claims the judge failed to strike a balance between the public interest in the prosecution of the offences and any risk of an unfair trial. Photograph: Alan Betson

A ministerial challenge to a judge’s decision to strike out charges linked to redundancies at Clerys department store in Dublin due to delays in the d(...)

Taxi driver Liam Perkins at the Four Courts where he appeared before the Dublin District Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A taxi driver has been cleared of not bringing passengers on the shortest journey from Dublin Airport to Temple Bar after demonstrating to a court tha(...)

The 2015 closure of Clerys led to 130 people employed directly by the store, and more than 300 others working for concession holders, losing their jobs

Former Clerys workers are “mystified” by the failure of an attempt to prosecute businesswoman Deirdre Foley and others on charges arising from the lan(...)

Boy’s parents could be fined up to €1,000 and jailed for a month if convicted of breaking the Education (Welfare) Act.

A father and mother could face a jail sentence and a fine after a judge heard their child missed at least 243 days of primary school over a three-year(...)

Telecoms watchdog Comreg is   constrained legally to prosecuting certain regulatory breaches in the District Court, limiting the penalties that can apply

Regulation really only works when the regulator has teeth. So what are we to make of Yourtel and the €66,000 slap on the wrist it received on Monday f(...)

Traffic on Dublin’s M50. File photograph: Alan Betson

Motorists were hit with fines totalling more than €130,000 on Monday for dodging M50 tolls. A taxi driver, a milkman and other commercial and private(...)

Deirdre Foley: The case against Ms Foley, Mark Redmond and Brendan Cooney, OCS Operations Ltd and Natrium Ltd has been adjourned until July 3rd. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businesswoman Deirdre Foley will seek disclosure of evidence in July in a prosecution stemming from collective redundancies following the takeover of (...)

Lyndsey Morgan pictured leaving the Four Courts: She claimed in court that she asked an NRA representative if it was possible that someone had “cloned” her car registration number and “put it on the exact same type of car”. Photograph: Collins Courts

A woman who claimed a “clone” of her car was responsible for more than 300 unpaid journeys on the M50, has been fined €7,000. Lyndsey Morgan from Bro(...)

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