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Yesterday’s News


Thursday 19 November, 2020

Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld

The case was recently heard by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Catering firm ordered to pay €3,500 to worker over boss's boxer shorts photo

The woman resigned from the company after finding the images “quite disgusting and most upsetting”.

Friday 30 October, 2020

Council expresses 'serious concern' over bedroom size in co-living plan

The seven-storey proposal involves the demolition of Kiely’s pub in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Friday 16 October, 2020

Council gives green light to convert James Joyce's House of the Dead into a tourist hostel

The house at 15 Usher’s Island, Dublin 8 was once home to James Joyce’s grand aunts.


Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Father who dangled three-and-a-half-month-old baby over river pleads guilty to endangering her life

The accused was remanded in custody to appear via-video link from prison for the sentencing hearing.

Saturday 10 October, 2020

There have been 8 deaths in prison custody to date this year, and 100 deaths in 10 years

The figures to 1 October this year are down on the 15 deaths that occurred in Irish prisons last year.

Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Irish Cancer Society staring at €3.8 million hole in finances due to Covid

To date this year, the society has received €2.8 million in legacy gifts.

Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Father to plead guilty to endangering life of baby daughter when he held her upside down over river

The incident happened in Ennis in Co Clare in April.

Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Green light given for contentious €338 million apartment complex on former RTÉ lands in Dublin 4

The plans received 19 objections from local residents who argued they were “seriously flawed” and must be rejected.


Friday 28 August, 2020

Complainant alleged taxi driver 'spent the entire trip claiming coronavirus doesn’t exist'

The NTA said it has no powers to act if a driver is not wearing a mask.

Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Planning permission granted for contentious plans for 650 homes beside St Anne's Park in Raheny

This is the second time this year An Bord Pleanála has given a green light to the plans.

Thursday 13 August, 2020

First Dates producers to ban hugging and kissing for upcoming RTÉ series

The new measure aims to allow participants to abide by social distancing rules.

Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Concerns over late-night student behaviour fuel residents' objections to Trinity accommodation plan

In May, TCD lodged plans for 358 extra bed spaces for its student accommodation at Trinity Hall in Dartry.

Thursday 23 July, 2020

Quadriplegic passenger awarded €10,000 after airline stopped him travelling in business class

The airline said the harness required by the man would be dangerous in business class seats.

Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Council gives green light to plans for development of over 1,000 residential units in Dublin

The plans include 992 build-to-rent apartments and 110 apartments on the outskirts of Dublin

Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Copper Face Jacks nightclub firm pays out €45.95 million dividend

€11.6 million was generated in night-club and bar sales last year.

Monday 29 June, 2020

€16.5 million upgrade works at Cliffs of Moher will include €2 million pedestrian tunnel

Clare County Council is set to spend big on the attraction which had 1.6 million visitors last year.

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested

Thirty-seven of the 55 were re-arrested for allegedly committing a range of criminal offences.

Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him

Baneham found that McGrath’s role with Focus Ireland “was ended through unlawful and less favourable treatment because of his age”.

Thursday 28 May, 2020

Creche worker appears in court charged with assault of two year old in her care

There is CCTV footage of the alleged assault, Gort District Court heard.

Thursday 21 May, 2020

Judge describes man (28) who assaulted wife as a 'savage' as he jails him for 13 months

Mr Justice Patrick Durcan said he had never seen “such violence, thuggery and criminality perpetrated on a woman” before.

Thursday 14 May, 2020

Female boss paid €97,000 less than male colleague wins case at Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC adjudication officer determined that the GM was discriminated against on the grounds of gender.

Monday 20 April, 2020

Truck driver fined €1,500 over accident that left 3-year-old girl dead and her father seriously injured

Senan O’Flaherty had pleaded guilty to two offences of careless driving.

Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Man (28) appears in court charged with assaulting his infant daughter

The man is accused of the offence at several locations across Ennis over a four hour period.

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons

“Difficulties do exist in implementing social distancing on the basis that over 52% of prisoners share cells,” a prison spokesperson said.

Friday 27 March, 2020

Dermot Bannon wins 'open bathtub' planning battle with neighbour

Bannon didn’t have planning permission for the outdoor structures where the bathtub is located.

Monday 23 March, 2020

Dublin Bus sacks bus driver who declared 10 buses defective in two days over collapsed driver's seat cushions

Asked by an Inspector to point out a defect on the seat the driver allegedly pointed to a crease on the left side of the seat cloth.

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Locals fear Trump may pull out of Doonbeg after planning permission denied for coastal wall at golf course

Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara stated that he was “very concerned” over the An Bord Pleanála’s decision.

Thursday 5 March, 2020

Appeal lodged against plans for 97-unit shared co-living accommodation in Rathmines

Blondie Issuer DAC last month secured planning permission for the 97 unit in Rathmines.

Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Dublin city to get first new cinema in years after An Bord Pleanála gives green light

The board ruled that the plan would not seriously injure the amenities of the area.

Permission granted to demolish Howth hotel and build 177 apartments despite local opposition

The appeals board stated granting permission was justified given the Government’s policy to ramp up the delivery of new housing.

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Green light given by planners for 685 new homes for Shankill in south Dublin

The 685 unit proposal includes a childcare facility and the relocation of two holes at Woodbrook golf course.

Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Man (26) described as 'a threat to society' jailed for driving stolen tractor into side of house

A trial heard that driving a tractor in west Clare at 5am was akin to announcing on Clare FM that ‘I’m up to no good’.

Monday 24 February, 2020

'I am traumatised to the core': Girl sexually abused as 12 year-old by teenager she met on Snapchat

The girl’s victim impact statement was read at Ennis Circuit Court today.

Friday 21 February, 2020

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.

Thursday 20 February, 2020

Mystery objector successfully stalling Dublin city centre getting its first new cinema in years

Legal firm Arthur Cox says the company behind objection doesn’t exist.

'Absolute disgrace': RTÉ Gold listeners wrote to Dee Forbes expressing 'devastation' over station closure

That’s according to records released by RTÉ’s Freedom of Information unit.

Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff

The Workplace Relations Commission said the dismissal caused the man reputational damage.

Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Tralee Aqua Dome warns centre could close over number of insurance claims

Accounts show the aqua dome is loss-making eight months of the year.

Friday 7 February, 2020

Planning permission granted for 97-unit shared co-living accommodation in Rathmines

The council has given the project the green light in spite of concerns expressed by a small number of locals.

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