Simon Clear

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Gonzaga’s Brian O’Donnell is held up by the Belvedere defence during the  Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior Cup first-round game at  Donnybrook Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Belvedere College 11 Gonzaga College 10 Holders Belvedere just about did enough to hold off Gonzaga by the slimmest margin to qualify for the Leinste(...)

Businessman and financier Dermot Desmond. The appeal has been launched on behalf of his wife. Photograph:  Joe St Leger

Planning consultants for the wife of businessman Dermot Desmond have warned that the Desmonds’ property on Ailesbury Road in Dublin 4 faces an increa(...)

Ikea in Ballymun, Dublin. Planning consultant for Ikea Tom Phillips said the company was willing to make a “multimillion investment” in the area, and had been speaking to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council about it for “three years and a month”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Dublin local authority should be giving furniture giant Ikea the “red carpet treatment” instead of excludin(...)