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Yesterday’s News

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Yesterday’s News

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers

€18 million was spent on emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in the first nine months of 2019.

Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Overseas sales of Operation Transformation and Taken Down help RTÉ commercial arm profits

The commercial division generates revenues from overseas sales of shows, sponsorship and sales of the RTÉ Guide.

Monday 14 October, 2019

Firm ordered to pay €30,000 to woman after chef 'sexually harassed her and pinched her bottom' WRC

Firm ordered to pay €30,000 to woman after chef 'sexually harassed her and pinched her bottom'

The company provides catering services at the offices of a government department.

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman WRC

Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman

The tenant said the landlord left her in a position where she could not avail of the HAP scheme for a period of over twenty-three months.

Monday 7 October, 2019

Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook

The nursing home sacked the nurse manager for gross misconduct in November 2018.

Friday 4 October, 2019

An underage Irish sportswoman was racially abused and punched on a bus last year

The assault occurred on 3 October 2018.

Thursday 3 October, 2019

Primary school told to pay €94,000 to deputy principal in gender discrimination case WRC

Primary school told to pay €94,000 to deputy principal in gender discrimination case

The WRC said the school had discriminated against her in the interview process for a principal post.

Friday 27 September, 2019

Dublin city residents concerned Google's planned rooftop pitch will be 'nuisance' for them

Google is planning to have the playing pitch on the roof terrace of the Boland’s Mill development.

Trump Doonbeg got €113,000 from gardaí for food and board during presidential visit

The total accommodation and catering bill from the garda operation amounted to €904,553.

Thursday 26 September, 2019

College lecturer who was told how male students 'would do her' awarded €10k for sexual harassment WIT

College lecturer who was told how male students 'would do her' awarded €10k for sexual harassment

Waterford Institute of Technology was ordered to pay compensation for not doing enough to prevent the sexual harassment.

Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school WRC

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school

The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Saturday 21 September, 2019

New 116-room eight-storey hotel on Dublin quays given planning permission

The hotel site is adjacent to one of Dublin’s best known pubs, Mulligans.

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Council denies permission for 'objectionable' co-living development in Rathmines

Dublin City Council says the plans proposed too many occupants per floor sharing facilities.

Monday 16 September, 2019

368-bedroom student apartment block likened to 'boutique hotel' planned for Dublin's Liberties

3,888 student bed-spaces are already planned within 1km of the site.

Friday 13 September, 2019

An Bord Pleanála denies farmer the chance to cross-examine Intel executives over new site

Intel has already invested $12.5 billion on its site at Leixlip.

Clerical officer sacked by public body after missing almost 300 days in one year WRC

Clerical officer sacked by public body after missing almost 300 days in one year

The WRC said there were substantial grounds for the worker’s dismissal.

Thursday 12 September, 2019

Cleaner 'snapped' and slapped 11 -year-old girl after drink poured on his wife

Redas Jonka (43) was spared conviction over the incident at SkyCourt shopping centre in Shannon.

Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Drunken Ryanair passenger arrested at Shannon airport 'thought she was still in Spain'

Drunken Ryanair passenger arrested at Shannon airport 'thought she was still in Spain'

Court heard woman from Limerick had mixed Xanax with alcohol prior to boarding the flight to alleviate her fear of flying.

Saturday 7 September, 2019

Central Bank gets the green light for €300,000 sculpture by acclaimed Irish artist

The sculpture is expected to be in place by the end of next year.

Thursday 5 September, 2019

Developer Gerry Gannon lodges plans for 1,950 apartments in north Dublin

Planning documents show that Gannon Properties will provide 195 dwellings to the Council as part of the development.

Sunday 1 September, 2019

Dublin City Council enters new five-year clamping contract worth €36.67 million

Last year, the council recorded revenue of €27.9 million from parking fees.

Saturday 31 August, 2019

'Someone must take responsibility': Memorial service takes place for Irishman killed in plane crash

The Irishman’s remains were not recovered from the aircraft so his family have been unable to have a funeral.

Friday 30 August, 2019

Businesswoman Deirdre Foley shared in multimillion payout from Clerys site sale

The famous department store was sold to Press Up.

Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Developers looking to build 611 apartments and three townhouses on former RTÉ campus

The site was purchased from RTE for €107.5m over two years ago.

Permission granted for apartment complex on the site of a former Magdalene Laundry

Dublin City Council granted planning permission for 44 apartments.

Monday 26 August, 2019

Planning permission refusal for Ireland's first injecting centre branded 'reprehensible'

Merchants Quay Ireland has appealed against the decision by Dublin City Council.

Friday 23 August, 2019

Krispy Kreme raked in almost €300k a week after its grand opening last year

People were swept up in the doughnut craze last September.

Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Man who threatened to kill wife in front of gardaí tells court he is a prisoner in his marriage

The man was giving evidence as part of a bail application.

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

Monday 19 August, 2019

'Absolutely filthy': 610 complaints made about taxis in the first six months of the year

Some 229 complaints concerned taxi driver behaviour while 214 related to overcharging.

Thursday 15 August, 2019

Two HSE doctors call for planning permission to be refused for north Dublin drive-thru

A number of appeals have already been lodged against the plans.

Wednesday 14 August, 2019

71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams

Those suspected of cheating represent a tiny proportion of the 57,000 students who sat the exams this year.

Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Property owners refused permission to change Dublin city apartments into Airbnb-style lettings

Property owners refused permission to change Dublin city apartments into Airbnb-style lettings

An Bord Pleanála said granting permission would be contrary to the City Development Plan.

Farmer who won appeal against IDA launches latest bid to stop Intel's €3.6bn plant

Kildare County Council gave the project the go-ahead in May but Thomas Reid is trying to stop the massive investment from proceeding.

Friday 9 August, 2019

'Called a thick b***h, physically assaulted and sexually harassed every day': Maximum award for worker who suffered relentless campaign

The Workplace Relations Commission condemned the employer for failing to stop the abuse.

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary earned almost €10,000 a day in the past year

In the 12 months to March 2019, O’Leary pay package totalled €3.38 million.

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Dutch firm called McGregor objects to Conor McGregor’s attempts to trademark his name

The Dutch firm sells clothing and accessories under the ‘McGREGOR’ brand.

Monday 22 July, 2019

Student who died after falling off Cliffs of Moher was 'taking lots of selfies'

An verdict of accidental death in the death of Anand Goel (26) was delivered by the Clare County Coroner today.

Pat Kenny loses battle against plans for apartment blocks beside family home

The Kennys led the local opposition against the plan with 17 other objections from locals also lodged.

Friday 19 July, 2019

Judge directs that gardaí be made aware of abuse claims made against father of 11-month-old infant

The young mother made the statement when obtaining a protection order giving herself and the baby court protection.

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