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A €50,000 award to a boy who cut his back when he fell onto an unprotected and damaged radiator valve was ‘grossly excessive’, the Court of Appeal has ruled. File photograph: Getty Images

A €50,000 award to a boy who cut his back when he fell onto an unprotected and damaged radiator valve was “grossly excessive” and should be halved, th(...)

Former taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern: in 2001, a Fianna Fáil-led government tried to ban opinion polls in the last week of an election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Eight out of 10 cats prefer a certain brand of petfood, according to the famous advertising campaign. The survey was ludicrous, of course, but it hasn(...)

Eileen King, Dr Tom Finegan and Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, speaking at a Mothers and Fathers Matter  press conference in Dublin. Ms Healy Eames said that the lack of female politicians in favour of a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum was ‘political correctness gone mad’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has said the lack of female politicians coming out in favour of a No vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage(...)