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Monday 11 December, 2017

Green light for €40 million hotel at Stephen's Green despite government department objections

The appeals board said that the hotel would not adversely affect the character of the historic buildings nearby.

Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Judge threatens parents with jail over Christmas if their children don't have a 100% school attendance rate

The family has been going over and back to the UK resulting in their children having a bad school absenteeism record here.

Monday 4 December, 2017

Art teacher sacked after admitting relationship with mental health patient awarded €5,000

The art teacher told the WRC hearing that the relationship “was a fully consensual, adult relationship”.

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Dublin City Council ordered to pay €25k to breast cancer survivor who wasn't allowed work from home

The woman’s medical adviser stated that a working home arrangement would serve to alleviate the symptoms of fatigue.

Pensioner says he didn't allow gardaí onto his property as he thought they were 'thugs in hoodies'

The man claimed garda ID was shown but it was at a distance.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Sacked Aer Lingus worker blamed drinking the night before for showing up over the company limit at 4.20pm

The Labour Court has upheld the decision to sack the worker.

Monday 27 November, 2017

39-year-old man jailed for five months for stealing from church boxes using 'ingenious' lollipop device

Zan Dolinski’s behaviour was condemned by Judged Patrick Durcan as being ‘contemptible’.

Thursday 23 November, 2017

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding

“To put it simply, we are not in the business of ‘rehabilitation’. We are in the business of changing hearts and minds around disability.”

Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'Lurid carry on': Court hears Clare man uploaded pictures of local girls to porn site

Evan Meehan took the girls’ profile pictures from Facebook.

Sunday 19 November, 2017

The owners of Coppers are sitting on over €70 million in profits

The company that operates the nightclub last year recorded pre-tax profits of €5.16m.

Saturday 18 November, 2017

Court told Ennis teen will attempt to physically harm girl he defiled if released from custody

At Ennis Circuit Court, Sergeant John Casey said that he had “grave concerns” that the 19-year old male “poses a personal risk to the safety of the injured party”.

Thursday 16 November, 2017

Man who attacked pregnant woman and her brother over Facebook taunts jailed for five years

The judge described the attack as “unprovoked” and “premeditated”.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Probation Service recommends no jail for mother in case where baby sustained skull fracture and fractured legs

The woman can’t be named in order to protect the identity of her little girl.

Friday 10 November, 2017

Pregnant woman sacked by Wrights of Howth restaurant receives €15k compensation

Dorota Murat was fired five weeks after informing bosses she was pregnant.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Our love for Jack will never be lost': Tributes paid at funeral of missing Ennis teenager

Jack Dinan (19) went missing from his home on 31 October.

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview

The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.

Friday 3 November, 2017

Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies'

Alan O’Callaghan was faced with a fixed charge penalty notice prosecution.

Thursday 2 November, 2017

'Jack has done nothing wrong and his family just wants him home': Appeal to find missing teen

It is understood that Jack Dinan has a legally-held firearm with him.

Ennis teen needed 100 stitches after being attacked with blades and carpet knife

The teen’s pregnant sister was also attacked by the two men.

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Teen says she's lucky she wasn't blinded in stiletto attack by girl after school graduation

Today a judge warned the teenage attacker she faces jail if she does not co-operate with the Probation Service.

Saturday 28 October, 2017

Dublin hotelier received €8 million to house homeless families last year

The high payments to hoteliers has continued into 2017 with hotels and B&Bs receiving a total of €23.9 million for the six months to the end of June.

Thursday 19 October, 2017

RTÉ's commercial income dropped 20% last year as sales of DVDs and CDs tumbled

The State broadcaster has traditionally relied on such sales as a significant contributor to its income.

Nearly 20,000 reports of suspected child abuse were made to Tusla last year

This represents a 5% increase from 2015 figures.

Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Murder accused said 'Sorry, I didn't mean to do it' when charged with fatal stabbing

Karl Haugh, a 25-year-old father-of-one, was stabbed in the back in Kilkee earlier this year.

Monday 16 October, 2017

One year on, Anthony Foley's wife recalls how the loss of her husband 'brought us to our knees'

Anthony Foley passed away suddenly one year ago today.

Saturday 14 October, 2017

Retail manager who made derogatory remark at work party loses unfair dismissal bid

The man made a derogatory remark towards another employee at an out-of-hours work gathering.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites

The woman denied accessing the sites and had sued the child services company for unfair dismissal.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

The State has paid out over €1 billion in Hepatitis C and HIV compensations

A State tribunal last year awarded one victim of contaminated blood products €2.96 million.

Friday 6 October, 2017

A biker roared away from gardaí at 240 km/h because 'he thought he was under attack'

Gintaras Kasakas is a member of motorbike club.

Monday 2 October, 2017

Coroner records verdict of death by misadventure after base-jumper fell 600 feet

The fall was captured on a friend’s Go Pro camera.

Thursday 28 September, 2017

Blockbuster Star Wars film gets up to €3m tax relief from Irish State

Scenes filmed at Malin Head in Co Donegal and Ceann Sibeal in Co Kerry feature in The Last Jedi.

Friday 22 September, 2017

Dunnes Stores ordered to pay €12,500 to widowed mother-of-six in discrimination case

The WRC found that the woman was discriminated against because she is a Traveller.

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Last Georgian mansion built in Dublin to be regenerated despite opposition

Two five-storey office blocks are to be built on either side of the house.

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died

The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.

Saturday 16 September, 2017

The roof of the old Central Bank could become a new pub and Temple Bar residents are worried

They don’t want “another loud pub or nightclub”.

Friday 15 September, 2017

Security man awarded €24,000 after being racially abused by Tesco store manager

The man’s solicitor said, “a simple apology by the store manager at the time would have sorted this out”.

Thursday 14 September, 2017

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Lawyers for Donald Trump appear in Clare court seeking to have €14,095 judgement set aside

On 15 June, Cork civil engineer John Lennon secured a judgement against the US President.

'I am lucky I got her back' - Husband of Caitríona Lucas on one-year anniversary of her death

Caitríona died last year while on call with the Irish Coast Guard.

Monday 11 September, 2017

The former head of Irish Water walked away with a retirement package of nearly €600,000 last year

The majority of the retirement package received by John Tierney when he left Irish Water came from pension entitlements.