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Saturday 20 October, 2018

Oireachtas gym shouldn't be 'solely funded by the tax-payer': Fitness centre goes out to tender

€100,000 gym equipment goes out to tender for TDs, Senators and staff of Leinster House.

Monday 15 October, 2018

€27.5 million paid to firm closing Dublin's largest direct provision centre

Fazyard Ltd is closing Clondalkin Towers Hotel which houses 248 people including 91 children.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From Business ETC A retail worker got a €2,500 payout after claims he was subjected to a 'beard vendetta' Retail And Services

A retail worker got a €2,500 payout after claims he was subjected to a 'beard vendetta'

The man said his employer broke workplace laws in its ‘punitive action’ against him over his facial hair.

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

From Business ETC Conor McGregor's plan to release a Notorious whiskey brand has been iced Food And Drink

Conor McGregor's plan to release a Notorious whiskey brand has been iced

The MMA superstar dropped a trademark bid after running into opposition from an Irish beer brand.

Tuesday 4 September, 2018

From Business ETC Billionaire Dermot Desmond has the all-clear to demolish Ireland's most expensive house Building And Property

Billionaire Dermot Desmond has the all-clear to demolish Ireland's most expensive house

His new mansion on Dublin’s Shrewsbury Rd will be three times the size of the current home.

From Business ETC Pat McDonagh’s plans for a new Clare motorway plaza have been put on hold by the council Building And Property

Pat McDonagh’s plans for a new Clare motorway plaza have been put on hold by the council

The Supermac’s boss has hit another stumbling block after weeks of controversy over fake letters.

Friday 10 August, 2018

From Business ETC KBC has been labelled 'sloppy' for hiring a worker with a prior conviction Work

KBC has been labelled 'sloppy' for hiring a worker with a prior conviction

The bank said that the case was an ‘isolated occurrence’.

Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From Business ETC An NCT worker sacked for telling a customer to 'f**k off' has lost an unfair dismissal claim Work

An NCT worker sacked for telling a customer to 'f**k off' has lost an unfair dismissal claim

The Workplace Relations Commission said using bad language in that context was grounds for dismissal.

Friday 3 August, 2018

From Business ETC A Kepak exec won a €7,500 payout after a dispute about checking emails out of hours Work

A Kepak exec won a €7,500 payout after a dispute about checking emails out of hours

An employment law expert called the ruling a “wake-up call” for businesses.

Tuesday 31 July, 2018

From Business ETC Michael O'Leary waived his €1m bonus last year - but it didn't hit his pocket too hard Tourism And Transport

Michael O'Leary waived his €1m bonus last year - but it didn't hit his pocket too hard

Despite the decrease in his pay package, the Ryanair boss took home €2.3 million.

Thursday 26 July, 2018

From Business ETC Plans for the new U2 visitor centre in Dublin have been unveiled Building And Property

Plans for the new U2 visitor centre in Dublin have been unveiled

The four-storey building will include a reconstruction of the band’s original studio and themed exhibit areas.

Friday 29 June, 2018

From Business ETC Israel's embassy has stalled works planned for a Dublin office block over security concerns Building And Property

Israel's embassy has stalled works planned for a Dublin office block over security concerns

The embassy has been based out of the largely-empty Carrisbrook House in Ballsbridge since 1996.

Friday 23 February, 2018

From Business ETC All the publicans in this Cork town plan to keep the shutters down on Good Friday Food And Drink

All the publicans in this Cork town plan to keep the shutters down on Good Friday

There won’t be a pint pulled in Newmarket on 30 March.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From Business ETC Radio Nova has been ordered to pay €30k to a presenter who was unfairly fired Work

Radio Nova has been ordered to pay €30k to a presenter who was unfairly fired

The presenter said her show was cut with no warning.

Friday 26 January, 2018

From Business ETC A worker sacked after making a discrimination claim has been awarded €25,000 Work

A worker sacked after making a discrimination claim has been awarded €25,000

Katarzyna Woznickzka worked for Couverture, a Dublin desserts company.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

From Business ETC Dublin's Tivoli Theatre will be knocked for a hotel - once the developer preserves its graffiti Building And Property

Dublin's Tivoli Theatre will be knocked for a hotel - once the developer preserves its graffiti

The venue’s street art was described as ‘emblematic of 21st century European urban youth culture’.

Friday 5 January, 2018

From Business ETC A sacked airport worker won a €50k payout after refusing to drive an uninsured vehicle Work

A sacked airport worker won a €50k payout after refusing to drive an uninsured vehicle

The Shannon Airport-based man was dismissed for ‘gross misconduct’.

From Business ETC Shop that told a pregnant worker to 'look better and appear happy' ordered to pay her €18,000 Work

Shop that told a pregnant worker to 'look better and appear happy' ordered to pay her €18,000

The Labour Court ruled that Kildare-based Clelands Supermarkets discriminated against the woman.

Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From Business ETC A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k Work

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k

The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.

Monday 11 December, 2017

From Business ETC A €40m hotel on Stephen's Green has the green light despite government objections Building And Property

A €40m hotel on Stephen's Green has the green light despite government objections

An Bord Pleanála said that the hotel would not adversely affect the historic buildings nearby.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

From Business ETC A sacked Aer Lingus worker blamed drinking the night before for showing up to work drunk Work

A sacked Aer Lingus worker blamed drinking the night before for showing up to work drunk

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

Friday 10 November, 2017

From Business ETC A pregnant manager sacked by Wrights of Howth has won €15,000 compensation Work

A pregnant manager sacked by Wrights of Howth has won €15,000 compensation

The restaurant manager was fired five weeks after telling bosses she was pregnant.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

From Business ETC After a posh eatery threatened to axe its new Dublin joint, the council accepted its demands Food And Drink

After a posh eatery threatened to axe its new Dublin joint, the council accepted its demands

The Ivy will open its first restaurant outside the UK in the Irish capital.

Friday 13 October, 2017

From Business ETC A retail manager who took part in a 'slagging culture' has lost his unfair dismissal bid Work

A retail manager who took part in a 'slagging culture' has lost his unfair dismissal bid

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

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From Business ETC A woman fired for viewing hardcore porn at work has lost a bid for unfair dismissal Work

A woman fired for viewing hardcore porn at work has lost a bid for unfair dismissal

The receptionist worked for a state-funded company that provides services to children.

Thursday 14 September, 2017

From Business ETC A job-hunter who said homosexuality was 'inclined to evil' has lost his discrimination case Work

A job-hunter who said homosexuality was 'inclined to evil' has lost his discrimination case

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

Friday 8 September, 2017

From Business ETC The duo behind a new 'superpub' on Dublin's Harcourt Street is appealing its refusal Building And Property

The duo behind a new 'superpub' on Dublin's Harcourt Street is appealing its refusal

The strip is already home to Copper Face Jacks and several other venues.

Tuesday 29 August, 2017

From Business ETC The company behind Wicklow's the Happy Pear swung into the red last year Food And Drink

The company behind Wicklow's the Happy Pear swung into the red last year

But the business – set up by twins David and Stephen Flynn – has been growing fast.

Thursday 24 August, 2017

From Business ETC A security firm has to pay €20k to a bouncer told 'all Romanians are thieves and liars' Work

A security firm has to pay €20k to a bouncer told 'all Romanians are thieves and liars'

It was ruled that the company did not address racial abuse directed towards an employee.

Wednesday 23 August, 2017

From Business ETC A bartender won €20,000 after discrimination over her 'extremely painful' condition Food And Drink

A bartender won €20,000 after discrimination over her 'extremely painful' condition

The woman had her hours cut after surgery to treat endometriosis.

Monday 21 August, 2017

From Business ETC A bookkeeper who was 'retired' at 66 wins €12,000 for age discrimination Work

A bookkeeper who was 'retired' at 66 wins €12,000 for age discrimination

The woman rejected an offer of re-engagement on a two-year contract.

Thursday 17 August, 2017

From Business ETC DIY store Woodie's has to fork out €15,000 to a worker sacked over a missing €50 note Retail

DIY store Woodie's has to fork out €15,000 to a worker sacked over a missing €50 note

The Labour Court said the retailer didn’t carry out a proper investigation.

Friday 11 August, 2017

From Business ETC Delivery giant DHL must pay over €70,000 to an accident-prone driver it sacked Transport

Delivery giant DHL must pay over €70,000 to an accident-prone driver it sacked

The former employee was dismissed after causing €2,500 worth of damage to a van.

Monday 7 August, 2017

From Business ETC It was 'fair' for a hotel to sack a worker who took two cups of coffee powder Hospitality

It was 'fair' for a hotel to sack a worker who took two cups of coffee powder

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has found that the Strand Hotel’s decision to sack the man was fair.

Thursday 27 July, 2017

From Business ETC Johnny Ronan argues his rejected skyscraper would 'economically enhance' Dublin Building And Property

Johnny Ronan argues his rejected skyscraper would 'economically enhance' Dublin

His property firm has demanded an oral hearing from An Bord Pleanála.

Monday 24 July, 2017

From Business ETC Wicklow council has refused permission for Johnny Ronan's €50m 'sports' hotel Building And Property

Wicklow council has refused permission for Johnny Ronan's €50m 'sports' hotel

Plans for the 141-room development near Enniskerry have been shot down.

Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From Business ETC Ireland's only two-star Michelin restaurant served up record profits last year Food And Drink

Ireland's only two-star Michelin restaurant served up record profits last year

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud also saw its cash pile increase more than four-fold.

Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From Business ETC Dublin's Apollo House has been cleared for demolition Building And Property

Dublin's Apollo House has been cleared for demolition

Hawkins House – widely known as the capital’s ‘ugliest building’ – will also be redeveloped.

Friday 16 June, 2017

From Business ETC A manager wrongly painted as the 'employee from hell' wins a €160,000 payout Work

A manager wrongly painted as the 'employee from hell' wins a €160,000 payout

The sum is one of the highest ever awarded by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From Business ETC A care worker who locked out a disabled woman 'for banter' won €15,000 for unfair dismissal Work

A care worker who locked out a disabled woman 'for banter' won €15,000 for unfair dismissal

Her employer, Clann Mor, said it had a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.

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