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Today’s News

Pensioner who sexually assaulted 84-year-old man on rural bus walks free from court

The married father of three pleaded guilty to sexual assault at an unknown location on the N68 route linking Kilrush to Ennis.

Call centre worker sexually harassed by boss awarded €45,000

The woman felt that she had no choice but to resign from her post.

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Sunday 17 June, 2018

Ryanair calls for drink limit at airports after Dublin-Ibiza flight diverted due to 3 'disruptive' passengers

A Ryanair spokesperson said that three passengers became “disruptive” during the flight.

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

€75 million new Central Bank plan gets green light despite resident's objection

The redevelopment will host over 1,000 office workers.

Monday 4 June, 2018

'Forever our little warrior. Forever our hero': Funeral of Shay Moloney takes place in Ennis RIP

'Forever our little warrior. Forever our hero': Funeral of Shay Moloney takes place in Ennis

Scores of students returned to the church for the second funeral in as many days

Sunday 3 June, 2018

Father of drowning victim says his heart is full of sorrow knowing that friend died trying to save his son RIP

Father of drowning victim says his heart is full of sorrow knowing that friend died trying to save his son

The two died in the double drowning tragedy in a disused quarry.

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Compensation for dad who was sacked just 11 days after birth of new baby

The man’s boss congratulated him on the new arrival but then proceeded to tell him that he was being made redundant.

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Ikea in Ballymun attracted a ludicrous 3.6 million shoppers last year

We like our Swedish flatpack furniture here and no mistake.

Thursday 17 May, 2018

A herd of wild goats that has been roaming around Ennis has a new home

A meeting was told the goats were “procreating like there is no tomorrow”.

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Tributes paid to builder killed in 'tragic accident' in Clare

The local community is said to be “numbed” by the incident.

Monday 14 May, 2018

Plans for large-scale mosque in Blanchardstown given green light

There was local opposition to the proposed mosque.

Friday 11 May, 2018

'A very loving person': Tributes paid to Westmeath judge who died at age 46 after illness

Judge O’Neill was the youngest judge of the judiciary at the time when appointed a district court judge by Government at the age of 42.

Origin of name 'Supermac's' revealed as Irish fast food brand goes to legal war with McDonald's

It seems that Pat McDonagh, founder of the Galway fast food franchise, was nicknamed Supermac when he was in school in Co Westmeath.

Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Man pleads guilty to uploading 30 photos of local teenage girls to porn website

A senior garda told a court today that the uploading of the images was “an enormously stupid thing to do”.

Monday 30 April, 2018

Tourist killed after SatNav told driver to go wrong way near Cliffs of Moher, court hears

Grzegorz Barski has pleaded guilty to careless driving.

Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Council forced to spend €7,000 to dispose of animal carcasses dumped off Clare cliffs

A court heard that the State authorities carried out a painstaking investigation to identify the remains.

Monday 23 April, 2018

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile' WRC

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile'

The man’s claims were dismissed, with the adjudication officer saying they were “greatly lacking in specificity”.

UCD ordered to pay academic €30,000 after commission finds it denied her a job because of her age

The Workplace Relations Commission also ordered the university to promote Dr Anne Cleary (64) to the role of senior lecturer, having passed her over for the job in 2015.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Drug dealer caught after being spotted leaving boxes of cocaine at telephone pole

Detective Stack saw Simon McDonagh arrive and stoop beside the telephone pole to place down two plastic lunch boxes.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Homeless man who told parish priest that he would 'cut his throat' sentenced to 3 months

In a statement to gardaí on the assault, Fr Hogan said he was fearful for his safety.

Teen jailed after 14-year-old girl coerced into sex over death threats to her mother

The judge said that the teen has shown a lack of insight into his actions.

Thursday 5 April, 2018

Hotel security guard sacked after showing guest her own 'sex tape' awarded €6,000 for unfair dismissal

The Labour Court has found that the decision by CityWest to dismiss Nicholas Reddin was unfair.

Friday 30 March, 2018

Hotel was paid up to €5m to accommodate homeless people last year

New figures show that another hotel received between €2 million and €3 million.

Thursday 29 March, 2018

Gardaí called to Finding Dory screening after family refused to move seats

The family claimed they were discriminated against under the Equal Status Act.

Tuesday 27 March, 2018

25-year-old man died after taking little known synthetic drug in Clare pub

The man’s friend also took the drug, which he told an inquest looked like “crushed glass”.

Monday 26 March, 2018

Company ordered to pay €46k to receptionist who was sexually harassed by her boss

The WRC found that the woman was subject to “a vile act of sexual innuendo” in a live web chat at the company.

Friday 23 March, 2018

Being treated with chemical pipe cleaner had 'devastating' impact on children

Over 40 children attending a dental clinic in Clare were treated with water contaminated by pipe cleaner.

Sunday 18 March, 2018

Gardaí examining CCTV footage from nightclub where man was stabbed to death

The victim was a 23-year-old man from Limerick.

Saturday 17 March, 2018

Clare landowner 'surprised and shocked' by Varadkar's comments about wind farm

The Taoiseach later said he was making a joke.

Friday 9 March, 2018

HSE paramedic changes plea to guilty over assaulting two female students by putting them in choke hold HSE

HSE paramedic changes plea to guilty over assaulting two female students by putting them in choke hold

The 35-year-old dramatically changed his plea at Ennis Circuit Court today.

Thursday 8 March, 2018

Choke hold that HSE paramedic allegedly put on student nurse 'could have been life-threatening', court hears

Ennis Circuit Court heard today that the alleged offence “would result in a restriction of oxygen to the brain”.

Wednesday 7 March, 2018

HSE paramedic 'knocked out' student nurse and 'choked' pregnant woman, court hears

The court heard of the incidents which allegedly occurred during a first aid class.

Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Lisdoonvarna locals say they'll welcome 30 asylum seekers next week ... but no more than that

The first of 115 asylum seekers are due to arrive in the town on Monday.

Friday 23 February, 2018

All the publicans in this Cork town plan on keeping the shutters down this Good Friday

Six establishments in Newmarket have committed to stay closed.

Monday 12 February, 2018

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse WRC

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse

“Termination was the only option,” said Workplace Relations Commissioner adjudication officer Penelope McGrath.

Monday 29 January, 2018

Councillor who falsely nominated another driver in speeding case has driving ban lifted

Ennis Circuit Court was told the ban would put Alan O’Callaghan’s fuel enterprise out of business.

Saturday 27 January, 2018

Kinahan Hutch feud coincides with huge need for armed Garda prisoner escorts to courts

Last year, there were 740 requests by the Prison Service for an armed Garda escort for prisoner transfers to courts here.

Friday 26 January, 2018

A worker sacked after making a discrimination claim has been awarded €25,000

Katarzyna Woznickzka worked for Couverture, a Dublin desserts company.

€5.7 million paid to gardaí in compensation for on duty injuries last year

Between 2007 and 2016, a total of €72.4 million has been paid out.

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