Roscommon Circuit Criminal Court heard that the defendant, who has not been named for legal reasons, allowed the abuse of her daughter between 2004 and 2008. The 47-year-old woman pleaded guilty to 12 charges including sexual assault, wilful neglect or ill treatment and using her daughter for sexual exploitation.
Luck went with the Irish on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Anglo-Irish relations are at an "all time high", David Cameron and his Irish counterpart Enda Kenny insisted as they met for talks in Downing Street.
Turns out she’s no different from any other American tourist.
The popularity of the High Nelly bike has seen a resurgence thanks to a Co Limerick company.
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has led a chorus of tributes to institutional abuse campaigner Christine Buckley, who has died aged 67.
Gerry Adams has called for a raft of changes to how Irish abroad are treated here.
The first film broke UK box office records and now the release date for the Inbetweeners sequel has been revealed. The Inbetweeners 2, starring the same four characters from the E4 comedy, will open in the UK and Ireland on Wednesday, August 6. The film will see friends Will, Simon, Neil and Jay, played by Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison and James Buckley, travel to Australia for a holiday. Filming began Down Under in December and moved to the UK in January.
He’s probably relieved to have gone home.
A proposed deal to create the world's largest banana company will see Fyffes merge with its biggest rival, Chiquita. Fyffes, which employs 4,000 people in the UK and Ireland alone, will be the minority stakeholder in the proposed new business - to be called ChiquitaFyffes. Ed Lonergan, Chiquita's chief executive officer, said the deal would create a strategic partnership - combining its dominance of North America with Fyffes's across Europe. Dublin-based Fyffes, which also sells products under the Sol brand, employs more than 12,000 people worldwide.
Irish Rail says they were receiving complaints from passengers about the electronic cigarettes.
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
A soldier who police suspect was murdered at a barracks in Shropshire has been named as Corporal Geoffrey McNeill. The 32-year-old, from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, was discovered at Clive Barracks in Tern Hill at 9am on Saturday. The victim's brother, Jason McNeill, paid tribute to his sibling, who was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim. Detective Inspector Steve Tonks, of West Mercia Police, said: "The investigation is in its early stages and extensive enquiries are continuing."
Jump racing's showpiece The Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday but the 2014 edition will be known as the 'year of the cloud' according to leading Irish trainer Willie Mullins because of a doping case involving another Irish handler.
One of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar gets under way today as thousands of Irish punters descend on Cheltenham for Gold Cup week.
Yes, they have more bananas. Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday they had agreed to merge to create the world's biggest banana supplier. The all-shares ...
Ireland's central bank governor believes it is unlikely the country's banks will need more capital following stress tests later this year, adding to growing confidence in Dublin that lenders will pass the tests. Ireland had to pump more than 60 billion euros - equivalent to about 40 percent of annual economic output - into its banks on the back of national stress tests in 2010 and 2011 in a banking crisis that pushed it into an international bailout. "I'm not expecting anything but I'm not ruling it out because we don't know the scale of the stress test," Patrick Honohan, who is also a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank, the authority overseeing the stress tests, told reporters on Monday. "You can always design a stress test that causes banks to need more capital, you can just turn up the notch and that hasn't been decided yet." Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Banks, two of the three domestically-owned banks who will be put through the stress tests, said last week that they believed they had sufficient capital to navigate the tests.
It’s not a political bond or a business bond that binds Ireland and the US – it’s a bond between people, writes Sean Dunne.
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By Sam Cage DUBLIN (Reuters) - U.S. fruit firm Chiquita Brands and Irish rival Fyffes, Europe's largest distributor, have struck an all-stock deal to create the world's biggest banana supplier. With the $526 million (316 million pounds) tie-up, the new firm will grab some 14 percent of the global banana market, and considerable negotiating power at a time when supermarkets are cutting prices for their product owing to an economic downturn. ...