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Yesterday’s News

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Yesterday’s News

Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

Thursday 16 January, 2020

Pakistani asylum seeker was 'indirectly discriminated' against when refused a learner driving licence WRC

Pakistani asylum seeker was 'indirectly discriminated' against when refused a learner driving licence

The agency was ordered to pay the man €2,500, but the man was refused a licence when he applied again.

An Taisce appeal puts plans for 21-storey development at Apollo House site on hold

An Taisce claim that the proposal does not protect the major cultural inheritance of the surrounding area.

Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Council refuses planning permission for Goodman office block on historic Dublin city centre street

The proposal had been opposed by An Taisce and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Monday 13 January, 2020

Rehab confirms alleged fraud at subsidiary is under investigation

The organisation last year received a Government bailout.

Monday 6 January, 2020

Dublin City Council workers miss average of 10 to 12 days a year through absenteeism

The Labour Court heard that the average absenteeism in the Council is approximately 5%.

Friday 3 January, 2020

Just two people wrote to city planners saying they were in favour of the new supervised injecting facility

The vast majority of submissions were against the facility.

Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Deli worker kissed on the neck and pinched by colleague awarded €20,000 for ongoing sexual harassment

The woman gave evidence of incidents where she said she felt personally threatened .

Monday 23 December, 2019

HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims

The order was made by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Sunday 22 December, 2019

Plans to turn James Joyce House of the Dead into a hostel put on hold by council

The house was the setting of Joyce’s famous short story The Dead.

Friday 20 December, 2019

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages WRC

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that he was unfairly dismissed.

Thursday 19 December, 2019

Gerry Gannon secures planning permission for over 1,400 apartments in north Dublin

One of the blocks reaches to 17 storeys in height comprising of 210 build to rent apartments.

Green light for 'boutique hotel' style student accommodation in Dublin’s Liberties in spite of locals' concerns

Residents say he increase of transient type accommodation will have a negative impact on the current community in the Liberties.

Paramedic awarded €5k after being fired over allegedly threatening workmates for 'grassing him up' over sick leave WRC

Paramedic awarded €5k after being fired over allegedly threatening workmates for 'grassing him up' over sick leave

In the case, the paramedic attended a football match the day after he went on sick leave.

Landlord who subjected tenant to tirade of foul mouthed racist abuse ordered to pay €15,000

The landlord did not show up for the WRC hearing.

Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Over €10 million paid in compensation to Hepatitis and HIV contaminated blood victims last year

Some €993 million has been paid in compensation since a Tribunal was established in 1995.

Monday 16 December, 2019

Court hears man threatened Garda that he would 'eat her face and leave her unrecognisable'

Martin O’Callaghan made the threat after seriously assaulting a pensioner.

Thursday 12 December, 2019

Online fraudster who conned music fans has Dunnes Stores size business, judge says

Aaron Moran has 36 previous convictions “and a lot relate to deception”, Ennis District Court heard.

Monday 9 December, 2019

Woman whose CEO hacked into her phone and downloaded intimate photos awarded €94k

The Workplace Relations Commission ruled in favour of the woman’s case alleging sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.

Saturday 7 December, 2019

'There is something amiss': Judge criticises recent ruling after striking out 34 road traffic cases

The High Court ruling found that a section of the Road Traffic Act concerning defences to fixed charge notices is unconstitutional.

Thursday 28 November, 2019

Care workers secure win after Labour Court recommends they can wear football jerseys to work

The issue went to the Labour Court after a resolution couldn’t be reached at the WRC.

Monday 25 November, 2019

Actor fired from musical due to dyslexia receives €20,000 in compensation WRC

Actor fired from musical due to dyslexia receives €20,000 in compensation

The Workplace Relations Commission found against the Zak Group production company.

Intel's new €3.6 billion manufacturing plant in Leixlip gets green light

The development had been opposed by a local farmer.

School ordered to pay €3,500 over refusal to take TY student on school trip over severe nut allergy

The school felt that the student needed supervision that could not be provided by the two staff members.

Monday 11 November, 2019

Met Éireann blames media for 'over-sensationalising' Storm Lorenzo after receiving complaints

Some people accused the national weather forecasting service of unnecessarily scaring the public.

Friday 8 November, 2019

Trial of US veterans charged with criminal damage at Shannon Airport transferred from Clare

Judge Gerald Keys said a jury of people living in Co Clare may not be impartial.

Labour Court recommends pay increase of 2.25% for 5,000 workers at Penneys

However, 2.25% falls short of the 3.4% increase that the Mandate union was seeking on behalf of its members.

Thursday 31 October, 2019

Judge 'blue in the face' over lack of resources for addiction clinics after reading 'cry for help' letter

Judge Gerald Keys made his comment after reading from a Kilrush man facing assault charges.

Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Lawyers for Conor McGregor hit back in legal battle with Dutch company over trademark row

Lawyers for the MMA star say McGregor’s brand wouldn’t be confused with the Dutch clothing brand bearing the same.

Court hears of possible trafficking as Vietnamese woman to plead guilty in €1 million grow house case

More than 500 cannabis plants at various growth stages were found at the 16-bedroomed property on 31 May last year.

Monday 28 October, 2019

Opening a store in New York led to the collapse of Orla Kiely business, report claims

The collapse of Kiely Rowan plc with debts of €8.4 million occurred in September 2018.

Friday 25 October, 2019

Pope visit and extreme weather send profits at Dublin Zoo company tumbling

Profits last year decreased by 71% from €2.6 million to €765,000.

Friday 18 October, 2019

An Garda Síochána spent €14k on sandwich bags for members during US president's visit

That was part of the €107,625 catering payment to the Trump Doonbeg resort in west Clare.

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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.

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