Campaigning for animal protection, in Ireland as elsewhere, can be heartbreaking and frustrating especially when one considers the enormity of the challenge: Extremely cruel practices have been around for a long time and their very endurance and longevity is often posited as a reason for allowing them to continue.
Government departments will be forced to pay out of their own pockets if they fail to hit specific multi-year environmental targets, potentially putting other services at risk if they continue to ignore the climate crisis.
Talks between lawyers for former La Stampa restaurant owner and those for a bank and a receiver have achieved a "conditional basis for a settlement" of the dispute between them, the High Court has heard.
The owner of the former "La Stampa" restaurant in Dublin's Dawson Street, Louis Murray, was "terrified and confused" to find a bank had appointed a receiver to sell the asset just days after he believed he had entered into an agreement for the consensual sale of the property, the High Court heard.
An alleged IRA man accused of raping two teenage boys in a Republican safe house told one of them they would be “found on a border road” if they informed anyone of the alleged rape, a jury has heard.
The country is “completely off course” in its efforts to meet climate change goals, and the gulf between these targets and Ireland’s carbon emissions is growing year on year, according to a scathing report by the State’s climate change watchdog.