The great grandson of Henry Ford has hailed as "hugely meaningful" a visit by some of his family back to the ancestral home of the industrialist in Ballinascarty in West Cork.
A Dublin mother, who unlawfully received €15,000 children's allowance payments while she was working in Australia for three years, has been spared a criminal conviction.
Bedding salesman and internet sensation Mattress Mick has been ordered to pay €900 for unwittingly renting out a taxi to a driver with an expired public service vehicle licence.
A drug smuggler, who fraudulently claimed almost €30,000 in benefits for three years when he was living in Lanzarote, has been given a suspended sentence.
An environmental engineer has been spared a jail sentence for assaulting a solicitor with an umbrella after they bumped into each other on a rainy evening in Dublin.
A man in England who has to give police 24 hours' notice before he has sex with a new partner once told a psychiatric nurse he needed women "to be scared or I don't respond", a court has heard.
A drugs smuggler who fraudulently claimed almost €30,000 in benefits for three years when he was living in Lanzarote has been given a chance to avoid a jail sentence.
A Dublin man, who unlawfully claimed more than €20,000 in disability benefits while he was working for a debt collection company, has been given a three-month suspended sentence.
Telecommunication companies Virgin Media Ireland and Meteor Mobile have avoided criminal convictions for over-charging customers.
The owner of a fast-food takeaway has been fined €250 after a six-year-old girl found a metal blade when she bit into a chicken baguette.
A former council worker has admitted he unlawfully claimed almost €30,000 in dole payments after he repeatedly failed to declare a €90,000 inheritance.
A gym worker obtained €20,000 in dole payments while he secretly earned a living working under another identity, a court has heard.
An out-of-work chef received almost €30,000 in dole payments after he failed to mention he had €100,000 in the bank, a court has heard today.
A Dublin crèche facing trial for breaking child protection laws following an RTÉ investigation has demanded 160 hours of video footage allegedly held by a prosecution "star witness".
Dublin Zoo is facing criminal proceedings after a two-year-old girl and her mother were attacked and injured during a supervised “close encounter” with a Brazilian tapir.
A Dublin-based garda, who denies claims he assaulted a man and stole money from him during an alleged incident last year, is to face trial in December.
The Carphone Warehouse company was today fined €6,000 for sending unsolicited “spam” marketing text messages to two customers.
A Dublin resident who used another person's identity and PPS number to claim more than €31,000 in disability allowances has had his sentencing adjourned today.
The Fermanagh senior footballers will be led by a new manager next season after Peter Canavan decided not to put his name forward to continue in the position.
Efforts are being made to extradite an Englishman to Spain where he is wanted in connection with the murder of a Dublin father of two.
An attempt to halt a Dublin hotelier's private prosecution against officials at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) for alleged deception has failed, a judge was told today.
One of Ireland's largest pizza take-out chains has been spared a criminal conviction for sending unsolicited spam emails.
Tipperary and Clare made winning starts to their competitive action for 2013, recording quarter-final wins in the Waterford Crystal Cup this afternoon.
A south Dublin doctor was given fines totalling €4,500 today for failing to file tax returns to the Revenue Commissioners.
Mobile phone operators 3G Ireland and Meteor as well retailer Carphone Warehouse have admitted breaking data protection regulations by sending unsolicited text messages and “spam” emails to customers.
Mobile phone operators eMobile and Meteor have admitted breaking data protection laws following the theft of two laptops which contained sensitive personal information about thousands of customers.
An American businessman has appeared in court charged with an air rage incident on board a flight to Shannon at the weekend.
The High Court has ordered a 45-year-old Dublin man to pay €100,000 in damages to his nephew who he sexually abused on a number of occasions almost 30 years ago.
A 54-year-old convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to possessing computer-generated child pornography images.
Tyrone legend Peter Canavan is to stay on as Fermanagh senior football manager, it has been confirmed.
A 29-year-old man, originally from Crumlin, has appeared in Dublin District Court charged with murdering his father last January.
The hurlers of Tipperary and Cork will enjoy an early-season duel in the Waterford Crystal Cup semi-finals next weekend after both sides progressed through to the last-four of the competition.
A District Court judge has refused to strike out the case against Rose Lynch, who is accused of the murder of David Darcy.
The British and Irish Lions will play Test matches in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney when they tour Australia in 2013.
Tyrone legend Peter Canavan was officially appointed as the new manager of the Fermanagh senior footballers last night.
John O'Neill has called time on his short run as Fermanagh senior football manager, bringing to an end what the County Board have termed "a difficult year for Gaelic football in Fermanagh".
In a further setback for Fermanagh football, fundraising group Club Eirne has withdrawn its financial support of the county's senior team.
A youth has been detained for four months after he pretended a mobile phone was a gun and put it to the head of a Garda detective.
There will be a number of players enjoying their first taste of the Ulster SFC when Derry and Fermanagh lock horns tomorrow.
The Fermanagh football dispute took another twist this afternoon with the issuing of a statement by 11 former members of the county's senior panel.
In a joint statement released this afternoon, the GAA and GPA have conveyed their disappointment that the Fermanagh County Board have turned down the bodies' proposal in regard to solving the current player dispute in the county.
The Fermanagh County Board has reacted to player unrest in the county's senior football panel by issuing a statement in support of manager John O'Neill.
A youth who denies sexually assaulting a then 12-year-old girl at her home in 2009 will face trial in May.
Fermanagh 0-05 Longford 1-08
Dublin 1-16 Tipperary 1-15
Antrim secured a semi-final berth, while there were also wins for Tyrone, Down and Derry in the Dr McKenna Cup this afternoon.
Timmy Hammersley got one over on his native county Tipperary as Waterford IT handed the reigning All-Ireland champions their first defeat of 2011.
Sentencing of a 17-year-old girl, who attacked two gardaí following an early morning drink and drugs binge, has been adjourned by Judge Hugh O'Donnell at the Dublin Children's Court.
A man was remanded in custody today after he was charged with murdering a father of two who was shot dead in front of his partner and two children in Dublin in August.
This afternoon saw Ballyboden St. Enda's and Thurles Sarsfields claim Senior Hurling Championship titles in Dublin and Tipperary respectively, while Loughrea and Clarinbridge will have to meet again following their drawn Galway decider at Pearse Stadium.
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