A university has been ordered to pay €35,000 to a 55-year old lecturer after it was found to have discriminated against her on the basis of her age when not selecting her for a Dean of Learning and Teaching post.
A coach firm sacked one of its drivers after he posted on his personal Facebook page a photo of a wheel on his bus that was in danger of coming off the bus’s axle after most of the wheel’s nuts fell off.
The private firm that is shutting down the largest direct provision centre in the capital received payments totalling €27.5m from the State over an 11 year period for operating the centre, new figures show.
The cost of shutting down the only Irish-based manufacturing plant of pharmaceutical giant Roche, along with the loss of 240 jobs, has contributed to combined pre-tax losses of over €112m at the Irish unit of the business over the past two years.
Hotelier and businessman Michael Holland gained €10.47m when he sold his Irish Welcome Tours business last year. The sale of the business in July last year contributed to pre-tax profits at Mr Holland’s Ampleforth Ltd increasing almost three-fold to €14.6m for 2017.
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) reprinted hundreds of copies of two Junior Cert exam papers for students in the Ennis area after deleting exam content in its response to the tragic double drowning of two Ennis 15-year-olds.