A new report has suggested that agencies in charge of emergency services personnel may become more "defensive" about sending out their staff in extreme weather due to the threat of being criminally prosecuted if anything goes wrong.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2020
The furore around the Maria Bailey ‘swing gate’ case helped the public understand the costs bearing down on the insurance industry — but the Government will too quickly forget the lessons over insurance claims and high legal costs, according to FBD boss Fiona Muldoon.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
Broadcaster, Pat Kenny has confirmed he is to provide financial support to a local residents' initiative in Dalkey seeking to challenge in the High Court a decision giving planning permission to a mixed use development for Bulloch Harbour.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
In February, Tipperary selector Shane Stapleton was concussed following an seemingly innocuous collision with Clare’s Jamie Malone at Cusack Park in Ennis. The incident triggered a frightening chain reaction with seizures, hospitalisation, and being unable to work for almost a month. Now fully recovered, he tells his story to
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
The lasting value of that sliver of wisdom packaged as a proverb — “Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb” (The windy day isn’t the day for thatching) — was shown again when the impossible-to-miss warnings of the recent dire and dangerous weather, and a lot of snow, were vindicated.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2018
The country is facing total shutdown from 4pm today with people ordered to stay indoors, schools and colleges closed, rail and bus services halted, and motorists warned it would be “suicidal” to take to the roads.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2018