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Today’s News

McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark

McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark

This is the latest round of the brand battle between McDonalds and Galway-based Supermacs.

Yesterday’s News

82-year-old ex-US marine remanded in jail over alleged security breach at Shannon Airport

Judge Keane said that the two are facing “very serious charges”.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Allegations of 'inappropriate relationships' between female inmates and prison officers, new report finds

The allegations are contained in the just published annual report by the Visiting Committee for 2017.

Monday 11 March, 2019

Care home worker loses unfair dismissal claim after she called service user 'a little s**t'

The WRC dismissed the woman’s claim after finding that her claim was not well-founded.

Friday 8 March, 2019

Four residents put brakes on Tayto Park plans for €14 million rollercoaster

The appeal now threatens the Tayto Park timeline to have the roller-coaster constructed and open to visitors by 2021.

Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Kildare farmer Thomas Reid lodges fresh objection in ongoing battle with Intel

Reid has long been a thorn in the side of the US multinational in the planning arena.

Friday 1 March, 2019

Guinness Storehouse ordered to pay woman €2,000 after questioning suitability for 'young' workplace WRC

Guinness Storehouse ordered to pay woman €2,000 after questioning suitability for 'young' workplace

The Workplace Relations Commission ruled that the question discriminated against her on the grounds of age.

Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Star Wars movie receives €3.43m in tax credits from Revenue

The shooting of scenes on Skellig Michael and elsewhere has provided a boost to the Irish tourism industry.

Thursday 21 February, 2019

Judge orders video footage of child being taken into care be seized over social media fears

Tusla had concerns that the footage would be posted on YouTube.

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action

The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Judge jails 48-year-old homeless man who called priest a 'motherf**ker'

The man had pleaded guilty to a public order charge arising from the incident.

Man pleads guilty to defrauding 8 people out of €1,952 worth of concert tickets that didn’t exist

No compensation has been paid to the would be concert goers from the new charges.

Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases

The union has lodged 78 seperate cases against the betting company.

Monday 18 February, 2019

Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station

The WRC has ordered the man’s former employer to pay him €20,000 for his unfair dismissal.

Friday 15 February, 2019

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker WRC

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

Warning over modified helmets after hurler sustains 'horrific' hand injury GAA

Warning over modified helmets after hurler sustains 'horrific' hand injury

While attempting to catch a sliotar, the hurler’s left hand struck the helmet of an opposing player during a club league match.

Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC

The worker was found to move chairs out of the view of CCTV cameras.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018

Dublin City Council is budgeting to spend €154.42m on homeless services this year.

Sunday 10 February, 2019

Tayto Park secures planning permission for new rollercoaster despite objections

Some local residents had complained about noise pollution and traffic.

Friday 8 February, 2019

Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites

This follows a landmark ruling by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Sunday 27 January, 2019

Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years

Last year, Tusla deemed that 100 unborn children were at risk of significant harm and took steps to protect them.

Friday 25 January, 2019

Judge relocates court sitting to mucky field for farmers' dispute over a wall

During the sitting the judge made a reference to US President Donald Trump who he said is “dividing our world”.

Wednesday 23 January, 2019

U2 'find what they're looking for' as green light given for visitor centre in Dublin

The City Council gave the centre the go-ahead after the height the centre was significantly reduced.

Tuesday 15 January, 2019

185-bedroom Vicar Street hotel given green light by DCC despite local objections

In total, 12 objections have been lodged against the plan.

Monday 14 January, 2019

Judge rejects HSE paramedic's application to reverse guilty plea to assaulting two students

It is now 10 months since Andrew Long pleaded guilty to the offences.

Friday 11 January, 2019

Catholic Church, GAA and priests set to benefit in €2.67m windfall from Clare FM sell-off

The price was revealed after it emerged that Radio Kerry is offering €7.50 per share.

Monday 7 January, 2019

Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000

The hotel which employed the woman was ordered to pay her compensation by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Thursday 3 January, 2019

Tesco worker fired after removing bottle of wine worth less than €20 from store

Although the retail worker successfully sued the supermarket, the Labour Court found she contributed to her dismissal.

Wednesday 2 January, 2019

American Ireland Fund alleges ex-employee embezzled over €500,000

That is according to new returns filed by the charity with the US tax authorities.

Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport WRC

Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport

The worker stated that the sanction imposed “was too severe”.

Wednesday 26 December, 2018

The owners of Coppers are sitting on over €75 million in profits

Breanagh Catering Ltd last year recorded pre-tax profits of €4.095m – or just over €78,000 per week.

Thursday 20 December, 2018

Turkish speaking 'content reviewer' sacked for calling Kurdish colleague a 'terrorist'

The woman was dismissed, and unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Monday 17 December, 2018

Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money

The WRC’s Valerie Murtagh has found that the landlord discriminated against the woman.

Thursday 13 December, 2018

'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case WRC

'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case

The woman criticised the firm’s attitude towards her mental health, as she had postnatal depression after her child was born.

Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Charity ordered to pay former CEO €50k for unfair dismissal

However, Ataxia Ireland is currently in the process of being wound up.

Saturday 8 December, 2018

Red carpets, flags, golf buggies - the €17.8m spent by OPW on Pope visit

Figures show the OPS spent €2,404 on flowers and more than €6,000 for the hire of ATM units.

Friday 30 November, 2018

Pat Kenny suffers setback in planning row after council report gives fresh hope to developer

The report says the council “considers that there is an opportunity to provide a high quality residential development on the subject site”.

Thursday 29 November, 2018

Tayto Park is seeking planning permission for a new 'iconic' €14 million roller-coaster

The theme park’s owner said the new attraction will “copper-fasten the future of Tayto Park”.

Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction

McNamara has served no time off the road as the case has been under appeal.

Monday 26 November, 2018

Pat Kenny emerges victorious in planning battle with developer as council turns down apartment plan

Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy objected to plans for apartment blocks and houses on a site adjacent to their home.

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