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Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns

Almost 14,000 men and women applied to join the Defence Forces in 2017.

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Cannabis grower says it's 'absurd and bananas' that he can be accused of committing a crime

“Judge, you are as fair minded as they come but I am very sorry and I cannot pay the fine.”

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Carrigstown is on the move after RTÉ gets green light to relocate Fair City set

The broadcaster is proceeding with the move the set as part of its decision to sell 8.64 acres of land for €107.5m to Cairn Homes.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

Court hears alleged burglars fled home when they found man in his 90s asleep inside

The burglary happened yesterday in Co Clare.

Friday 5 January, 2018

Planning activist puts brakes on Trump Doonbeg 38,000 tonne rock barrier plan

Peter Sweetman is a son of a former Finance Minister Gerald Sweetman and has previously been at the forefront of campaigns opposing Shell Corrib pipeline plans.

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle

The man refused to drive a company vehicle that didn’t have tax, insurance or NCT discs.

Shop which told pregnant employee to 'look better and appear happy' ordered to pay her €18,000

The Labour Court ruled that Karolina Poslajko had been discriminated against by her former employer, Kildare town-based Clelands Supermarkets Ltd.

Monday 1 January, 2018

Trump organisation's Doonbeg investment pays off for its 100% shareholder, Donald Trump

The US President resigned as a board member of the resort company but will benefit from revenues which soared by 30% to €6.5m in 2016.

Man (23) charged with assault causing harm following Clare stabbing

The assault took place on Saturday evening at 5.30pm on Henry Street, Kilrush, Co Clare.

Security man who missed a break-in because he was looking at his mobile phone loses job

At the WRC hearing, the man said ‘his mobile phone was like an extension of his arm’.

Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation WRC

Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation

Two months after informing her boss that she was pregnant, she was transferred from her cafe work to setting up tables at the weddings venue.

Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Conman who stole by deception almost €19,000 from 'vulnerable' woman he met on dating site has paid back 'significant sum'

The man conned a woman he met through the dating website smooch.com over five months in 2013.

Monday 18 December, 2017

'I could've lost my eye': Woman who stabbed teen in the face with stiletto to escape jail time

The incident happened during a drunken row after a school graduation ceremony.

Friday 15 December, 2017

Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS

The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.

Thursday 14 December, 2017

Young couple facing 'planning nightmare' because of 'mystery' objector

The couple have never heard of the objector and don’t even know if it is a man or a woman.

Wednesday 13 December, 2017

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k

The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.

Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Judge sets aside €14,000 judgement against Donald Trump over planned Doonbeg barrier

Judge Durcan said that Lennon’s vexatious claim “was an attempt to attract publicity”.

Couple battling to keep home discovered they're victims of tracker mortgage scandal 'by accident'

The family were forced to go to the St Vincent de Paul to put food on the table for their children after paying €1,080 a month in mortgage repayments.

Monday 11 December, 2017

Green light for €40 million hotel at Stephen's Green despite government department objections

The appeals board said that the hotel would not adversely affect the character of the historic buildings nearby.

Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Judge threatens parents with jail over Christmas if their children don't have a 100% school attendance rate

The family has been going over and back to the UK resulting in their children having a bad school absenteeism record here.

Monday 4 December, 2017

Art teacher sacked after admitting relationship with mental health patient awarded €5,000

The art teacher told the WRC hearing that the relationship “was a fully consensual, adult relationship”.

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Dublin City Council ordered to pay €25k to breast cancer survivor who wasn't allowed work from home

The woman’s medical adviser stated that a working home arrangement would serve to alleviate the symptoms of fatigue.

Pensioner says he didn't allow gardaí onto his property as he thought they were 'thugs in hoodies'

The man claimed garda ID was shown but it was at a distance.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Sacked Aer Lingus worker blamed drinking the night before for showing up over the company limit at 4.20pm

The Labour Court has upheld the decision to sack the worker.

Monday 27 November, 2017

39-year-old man jailed for five months for stealing from church boxes using 'ingenious' lollipop device

Zan Dolinski’s behaviour was condemned by Judged Patrick Durcan as being ‘contemptible’.

Thursday 23 November, 2017

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding

“To put it simply, we are not in the business of ‘rehabilitation’. We are in the business of changing hearts and minds around disability.”

Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'Lurid carry on': Court hears Clare man uploaded pictures of local girls to porn site

Evan Meehan took the girls’ profile pictures from Facebook.

Sunday 19 November, 2017

The owners of Coppers are sitting on over €70 million in profits

The company that operates the nightclub last year recorded pre-tax profits of €5.16m.

Saturday 18 November, 2017

Court told Ennis teen will attempt to physically harm girl he defiled if released from custody

At Ennis Circuit Court, Sergeant John Casey said that he had “grave concerns” that the 19-year old male “poses a personal risk to the safety of the injured party”.

Thursday 16 November, 2017

Man who attacked pregnant woman and her brother over Facebook taunts jailed for five years

The judge described the attack as “unprovoked” and “premeditated”.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Probation Service recommends no jail for mother in case where baby sustained skull fracture and fractured legs

The woman can’t be named in order to protect the identity of her little girl.

Friday 10 November, 2017

Pregnant woman sacked by Wrights of Howth restaurant receives €15k compensation

Dorota Murat was fired five weeks after informing bosses she was pregnant.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Our love for Jack will never be lost': Tributes paid at funeral of missing Ennis teenager

Jack Dinan (19) went missing from his home on 31 October.

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview

The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.

Friday 3 November, 2017

Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies'

Alan O’Callaghan was faced with a fixed charge penalty notice prosecution.

Thursday 2 November, 2017

'Jack has done nothing wrong and his family just wants him home': Appeal to find missing teen

It is understood that Jack Dinan has a legally-held firearm with him.

Ennis teen needed 100 stitches after being attacked with blades and carpet knife

The teen’s pregnant sister was also attacked by the two men.

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Teen says she's lucky she wasn't blinded in stiletto attack by girl after school graduation

Today a judge warned the teenage attacker she faces jail if she does not co-operate with the Probation Service.

Saturday 28 October, 2017

Dublin hotelier received €8 million to house homeless families last year

The high payments to hoteliers has continued into 2017 with hotels and B&Bs receiving a total of €23.9 million for the six months to the end of June.

Thursday 19 October, 2017

RTÉ's commercial income dropped 20% last year as sales of DVDs and CDs tumbled

The State broadcaster has traditionally relied on such sales as a significant contributor to its income.

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