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# Limerick
Hotel sacking of staff member over two paper cups of coffee was 'fair'
The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) was found that the Strand Hotel’s decision to sack the man was fair.
# the big shop
Here's what we're buying and where we're buying it
Sales of fish, fruit and nuts are all up.
# Uganda
Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians'
Dominic Ongwen faces 70 charges including war crimes and crimes against humanity.
# Employment Appeals
Man sacked after giving away a box of Pringles loses unfair dismissal case
Hakan Oney was sacked for not following cash handling policy.
# Employment Appeals
Man sacked before joining the army awarded €1,500
The man’s employer said he was dismissed as his contract had come to an end.
# Unfair Dismissal
Legal firm made to pay €80,000 to former employee after losing challenge
The Employment Appeals Tribunal had previously ruled that Margaret MacEvilly had been unfairly dismissed.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the gardaí be allowed to carry out sting operations?
A woman has been awarded €16,000 by the Employment Appeals Tribunal after selling wine to a teenager in a sting operation.
# Employment Appeals Tribunal
Woman awarded €17,500 after being dismissed while on maternity leave
The company Samantha Murphy worked for went into receivership while she was off work.
# Unfair Dismissal
Lifeguard awarded €27,500 after being sacked for walking out of aqua aerobics class
Confusion about lifeguard to swimmer ratio led to the dismissal.
# Dismissed
Forklift driver sacked for driving into doors awarded €15,000
The decision was made by the Employment Appeals Tribunal.
# Dispute
Property consultant sacked after working outside of hours awarded €3,600
This came after the employee was suspected of taking company information to start his own business.
# a hearty meal
Burger King's red burgers are a clever way of saving money
But would you eat them?
# a secret taste
Popcorn kernels, wine ice cream... here are the new snack trends to watch out for
Broccoli bite, anyone?
# the anti-santa
Man sacked on Christmas Eve for taking out his own bins awarded €9,600
Austin Power was unfairly dismissed in 2012 for something he thought was a perk of the job.
# deep breaths
Here's what to do tonight if you're doing the Leaving Cert tomorrow
Calm down.
# Employment rights
UAE recalls ambassador who treated his staff 'like slaves'
He was ordered to pay a total of €240,000 to three workers earlier this week.
# slimming down
Employment dispute resolution: Five agencies to merge
The labour relations process had been described as “difficult to comprehend.”
# the hunger
8 acts of potential sabotage you face the minute you start a 'new lifestyle plan'
It’s as though the world wants you to fail.
# Breastfeeding
Baby pics to be banned from infant food packaging
New EU laws are to help encourage breastfeeding and were welcomed by one Irish MEP.
# burning question
The burning question: Eat your Easter eggs now or hoard them?
It’s almost the end of the bumper holiday weekend, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Christmas
Meet the people who want no one to eat Christmas dinner alone
Christmas with Friends is a group set up for people who are alone on Christmas day in Kildare. It is one of a number of organisations making sure the day is not a lonely one for people.
# Electric Picnic
Electric Picnic: Grub's up at the Theatre of Food
The Theatre of Food will bring a sense of drama to eating out at the Electric Picnic – we line up what you can expect to nibble at over the weekend.
Column: Make no mistake - it is time to make beef-eating taboo
Being a regular steak consumer should be considered more environmentally egregious than being an SUV driver, writes Frank Armstrong.
# Food
Open thread: What Irish food or drink do you most miss when abroad?
If you are living abroad, do you salivate at the thought of a packet of Irish crisps; or does your Dad post you over boxes of teabags? Let us know what food or drinks you miss most this St Patrick’s Day.