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Yesterday’s News


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 WRC

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.

Thursday 6 February, 2020

Lidl ordered to pay €17k after demoting manager to clerk following misconduct claims

James Murphy had been working for the company for 16 years.

Green light for apartment block complex on site of former Magdalene Laundry

The Crescent in Donnybrook Village accommodated between 100 and 120 women at any one time.

Monday 27 January, 2020

Female worker sexually assaulted in series of incidents awarded €25,000 WRC

Female worker sexually assaulted in series of incidents awarded €25,000

An investigation carried out by the employer did not uphold any of her sex harassment allegations.

Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Dubliner fined for punching and making 'hugely racist comments' to underage Irish sportswomen

The girl, who was 15 at the time of the assault, represents Ireland in team and individual sports and was returning home by bus in October 2018.

Tuesday 21 January, 2020

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.

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