Cliffs of Moher coastline 'beautiful but very tragic'; garda says nine bodies have never been recovered

Garda Andrew Monahan was speaking at the inquest into the death of German national, Max Tienert (31) who is believed to have entered the waters at the Cliffs of ...

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Clare man died two hours after taking 'liquid heroin', inquest hears

A 30-year-old County Clare man was dead within little over two hours of taking a cocktail of ‘liquid heroin’ and methadone, an inquest has heard.

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Approximately 75% of 417 sex offenders in Irish prisons 'unsuitable' for rehabilitation programme

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has confirmed that there have been 55 sex offenders jailed for the first five months of this year.

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Woman in fear of her son ‘better off getting a lodger’, judge says

A judge has told a 40-year-old man who lives rent-free with his mother that she would be better off getting rid of him out of the house and taking in a lodger instead. ...

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Company ordered to pay former worker €6,000 after 'hormones in her head' comment

A medical technology firm has been ordered to pay a sales rep €6,000 after a company director told her that she had "hormones in her head".

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Tax payer to pay €350,000 on tailored uniforms for Leinster House and Áras staff

The tax-payer is set to splurge just over €350,000 on new bespoke, tailored uniforms for staff at Leinster House and Áras an Uachtaráin.

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High voter turnout among prisoners around the country

There was a far greater turnout by voters registered to vote at Mountjoy prison in the recent European and local elections than in some of the surrounding areas ...

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€40m remains unpaid by tax defaulters in last two years

Over €39.82 million remains unpaid to the Revenue Commissioners in taxes, penalties and interest from published tax defaulters in last two years.

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Thomond Park profit almost halved to €122,000 last year

Operating profits at the company which manages Munster Rugby's headquarters Thomond Park almost halved last year to €122,000.

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Car salesman sacked after failing to make a sale at busiest time of year loses unfair dismissal claim

A Dublin-based car dealership dismissed a car salesman after he recorded zero car sales after seven weeks in the job during the busiest time of year for car sales.

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Late filing penalty fees make up 37% of Companies Registration Office's revenues in 2018

Late filing penalty fees totalling €7.2m accounted for 37% of the Companies Registration Office's revenues of €19.27m last year.

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Man who had thousands of child sexual abuse images jailed for three years

A 42-year-old married Co Clare man who sought out pornographic material of babies online has been jailed for three years.

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Ex Revenue worker loses unfair dismissal action after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes

The man was sacked for gross misconduct in July 2018 after Revenue found that his actions breached Revenue’s Code of Ethics.

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Farmer appeals planning permission for Intel's €3.53bn facility in Co Kildare

A farmer has appealed Kildare County Council’s approval for Intel’s planned new $4bn (€3.6bn) facility at its Leixlip plant to An Bord Pleanála. ...

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Mother helps save son's life after sliotar blow stopped his heart beating during hurling match

A mother watching her 13-year old son play a hurling match helped save his life after a sliotar blow to his chest stopped his heart beating.

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Minister reveals 30 employees at IDA earn more than €100,000

The number of IDA Ireland employees earning over €100,000 totalled 30 last year.

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'I no longer feel secure in my own home': Disabled woman reacts to jailing of salesman after sexual assault

A judge has jailed a door-to-door broadband salesman for seven months for carrying out a sexual assault on a disabled woman in her 50s in her own home.

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Member of 'Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster' loses action over no free Luas travel during Papal visit

Prominent Atheist and member of the Congregationalist Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, John Hamill has failed in a discrimination action over not getting ...

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WRC rejects 'banter' claim from restaurant director who called bar manager 'queer' almost every day

The director said some of his best friends are gay and lesbian and that he understands the term “queer” is embraced by the LGBT community. The restaurant ...

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HSE ordered to pay nurse €10k due to way it handled complaint by disabled girl's father

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has recommended that the HSE pay a public health nurse €10,000 for the way it handled a formal complaint against the ...

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Profits at Irish arm of Argos jump 60%, but revenues fall

Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of British catalogue retailer Argos jumped nearly 60% last year, new figures show.

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'Sub-standard' Cliffs of Moher visitor centre 'a victim of its own success' as upgrade is announced

Clare County Council is to put in place a new masterplan to rejuvenate visitor facilities at the country’s most popular natural visitor attraction, the Cliffs ...

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Court hears man who exerts 'coercive control' on his wife put her in fear by hiding in upstairs cupboard

A man who exerts "coercive control" over his wife put her in fear when he hid in an upstairs cupboard for 40 minutes at their home, the family law court in Ennis ...

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RTÉ spend €2.38m on new Fair City set

RTÉ has spent over €2.38 million on its new Fair City set, new figures show.

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Losses soar at Debenhams in Ireland

Exceptional costs at the Irish arm of the troubled retailer Debenhams contributed to its pre-tax loss soaring to over €20.6m last year.

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Pallas Foods profits double

Pre-tax profits at the main firm of the country’s largest food service wholesaler Pallas Foods, more than doubled to €10.7m last year.

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Cleaner slapped 11-year-old girl in face after he saw her pour liquid over his upset wife

A 43-year-old cleaner slapped an 11-year-old girl across the face with his open hand after he saw the child pour liquid over his distressed wife at the Skycourt ...

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Bus Éireann would have to stop carrying passengers if injury claim succeeded: Judge

A judge has told a court that Bus Éireann would have to stop carrying passengers altogether in the morning if a personal injury damages claim by a 77-year-old ...

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Dentist who refused to treat woman with HIV to pay €10,000 compensation

A dentist refused to treat a woman while she was in the dentist chair and under anaesthetic after she disclosed to him that she had HIV status.

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Expansion costs drag Ikea Ireland profits down 71%

Pre-tax profits at the Irish operation of Swedish furniture giant Ikea plummeted by more than 71%, to €2.53m, last year as rising investment costs ate into ...

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'They forced me to do it,' says woman charged in connection with €900k cannabis grow house

A 32-year-old Vietnamese woman charged with cultivating cannabis at Tinarana House told Gardaí that she was forced to do it.

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Firm ordered to pay €7,000 to worker after homophobic graffiti appeared in workplace

A Dublin based company has been ordered to pay a worker €7,000 after graffiti appeared in his workplace with the "highly offensive and deplorable" word ‘faggot’. ...

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Larry Goodman office development approval 'threat' to retailer

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for a €100m office development in spite of the Kilkenny Group warning that the proposal will result ...

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€6.8m in pay for pub owners

The couple who own some of Ireland’s best-known pubs, including Kehoes and The Stag’s Head in Dublin, shared a bumper pay-packet of €6.8m last year. ...

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‘Bogus letters’ probe goes on over Supermac’s motorway plaza planning bid

Gardai have interviewed “a substantial number of witnesses” in its investigation into bogus letters for a planned €10m Supermac’s motorway ...

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Ballymaloe Cookery School back in black with modest return to profit

Celebrity chef Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cookery School returned to profit last year, recording a profit of €62,134 compared to a loss of €45,548 in the ...

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Harvey Norman confident of return to profit in Ireland

Household goods retailer Harvey Norman is confident its Irish operations will return to profitability - on a pre-tax basis - in the "near-term".

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Profits surge at firms of Irish rugby players as pub firm prospers

Profits at the commercial firm operated by former Irish rugby captain, Jamie Heaslip last year more than doubled to €124,324.

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Profits at Griffith College increase by 27%

Pre-tax profits at the firm that operates Griffith College last year increased by 27% to €3.38m.

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Chief prosecutor in Patrick Quirke trial earned more than €155k in fees to convict farmer

The senior barrister who led the prosecution team that secured the conviction of 50-year-old Patrick Quirke for the murder of Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan ...

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Social service provider ordered to pay €31k to unfairly dismissed whistleblower

A social service provider has been ordered pay a whistleblower €31,649 for unfairly dismissing the project worker.

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Kildare approval of €3.5bn Intel extension plan is likely to be appealed

Kildare Co Council gave the green light to plans by Intel for its latest $4bn (€3.5bn) extension to the manufacturing plant, known as Fab, in Leixlip — ...

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Irish Prison Service figures reveal the country's most dangerous prison

New figures from the Irish Prison Service (IPS) have revealed the most dangerous prison in the country for prisoners - and prison staff.

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Profits at Pat Kenny media firm jump to €1.52m

Accumulated profits at Pat Kenny’s media firm topped the €1.52 million mark last year as his company enjoyed another strong year.

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Judge rules injury incurred while carrying out 'very uncomplicated task' was Dunnes Stores worker's 'own fault'

A Dunnes Stores worker who received €31,385 in damages arising from bruising her eye when brushing against a cardboard box has had her award overturned on appeal. ...

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Profits fall at Cork fast food chain Dino’s

Pre-tax profits at Cork-based fast food group Dino’s fell by 12% to €783,913 last year.

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Dundrum Town Centre owner opposes rival shopping development plan

The British and German owners of the Dundrum Town Centre - the largest shopping and leisure development in the country - are leading the opposition against plans ...

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Worker fired for saying 'get that black man out of here' receives €4,500 for unfair dismissal

A warehouse operator who was sacked for stating “will you get that black man out of here” in the workplace has been awarded €4,500.

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€15,000 compensation for man with dyspraxia dismissed after firm googled the condition

A decision by a Dublin airport-based airline services firm to discriminatorily dismiss a man with dyspraxia was informed by one of the firm’s managers carrying ...

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