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Yesterday’s News

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Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Plane spent €4,000 on fuel after alleged Shannon Airport shutdown by 82-year-old ex US serviceman

Two men were charged with trespass at Shannon airport and criminal damage last March.

Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Former paramedic (36) jailed for a year for assaults on two first-aid students

One of Andrew Long’s victims was seven months pregnant at the time of the assault on her in 2013.

Friday 3 May, 2019

Orla Kiely retail administrators beat expectations with left over stock sales

The Irish fashioner designer’s company went out of business last September with debts of £7.25 million (€8.1 million)

Saturday 27 April, 2019

Teenager attacked social care worker who was driving car, tearing out clumps of hair

The teen lunged at the social care worker as they were driving a car.

Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments WRC

Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments

Dr Ali Selim is one of the leading figures in the Irish Muslim community.

Monday 15 April, 2019

'Traumatised forever': Mother of three recalls false imprisonment at knife-point by ex-partner

Jennifer Haugh made her comments during her victim impact statement over her false imprisonment.

Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Man admitted that he sought out pornographic material of babies online, court hears

At Ennis Circuit Court today, the man admitted to gardaí that he was a Nepiophile.

'Simply unacceptable': Plans for apartments on former Magdalene Laundry site under fire

The new plan is to comprise of 44 apartments in three three-four storey apartment blocks.

Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Paramedic who assaulted two women described as 'timid' by retired garda

A judge said that Andrew Long has shown no remorse for the attacks or their impact on his victims.

Monday 1 April, 2019

Kildare County Council puts the brakes on Intel's €3.5 billion plan for new manufacturing plant

The council wants further information from the tech giant on the plan.

Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Two brothers appear in court charged with rape of teenage girl

The two were arrested at Mayorstone Garda Station in Limerick this morning.

Monday 25 March, 2019

Drunk driver who killed GAA coach jailed for four years

Rene Miko (21) knocked down Eugene McNamara (42) in 2016.

Friday 22 March, 2019

Payments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18% increase in asylum seekers

The firm that operates the Direct Provision centre in Mosney, Co Meath received the highest payment of €8.69 million.

Tuesday 19 March, 2019

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.

Monday 18 March, 2019

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.