Ronan’s €2.5m underground office appeal is thrown out by planners

Ronan's €2.5m underground office appeal is thrown out by planners An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for Mr Ronan's planned €2.5m office extension. Developer Johnny Ronan's plans to go underground at one of Dublin's best-known Georgian Squares have...

‘Insolvent’ energy firms in liquidation

'Insolvent' energy firms in liquidation 'The court agreed to the appointments after being told that OpenHydro's French parent, which had invested €260m, was no longer prepared to support the enterprises because the companies were loss-making'...

‘The guards bate in the door of the house at 5.50am’ – Man freed...

'The guards bate in the door of the house at 5.50am' - Man freed after he vows to stay away from land at centre of row John Kinsella as he is escorted to the holding...

An Bord Pleanála clears way for 828 homes in Kildare and Dublin

An Bord Pleanála clears way for 828 homes in Kildare and Dublin An artist’s impression of Cairn’s Mariavilla scheme. An Bord Pleanála has granted permission under the Government's temporary fast-track planning system for 828 new homes...

Ardagh blames sluggish growth in US glass packaging on cash earnings slump

Ardagh blames sluggish growth in US glass packaging on cash earnings slump Ardagh chairman and chief executive Paul Coulson. Photo: Jason Clarke Cash earnings at Paul Coulson’s global metal and glass containers company, Ardagh Group, sank...

Homes flooded and cars damaged after torrential rain hits Athens

Homes flooded and cars damaged after torrential rain hits Athens The fire department received 140 calls for assistance. A man speaks on the phone near the damaged cars (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP)) Dozens of cars have been damaged after...

Judge and lawyers will oversee Quinn Insurance probe

Judge and lawyers will oversee Quinn Insurance probe 'In October two former directors of QIL, Liam McCaffrey and Kevin Lunny, lost a High Court action to delay the inquiry on the grounds it breached their...

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