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School principal who emotionally abused pupil by 'telling her to kneel on the floor' loses High Court challenge Photo: Stock image A school principal demoted after having been found to have emotionally abused a pupil by requiring her to kneel on the floor on two occasions has lost her High Court challenge to the disciplinary process. Máire Sheehy, former principal of Killaloe...
Eoin Ó Broin: 'It's time to abandon this Government's reliance on private sector to deliver homes' Pressure: Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced a no-confidence motion in the Dáil in September. Photo: Frank McGrath Fine Gael has been in Government for eight years. During that time access to secure and affordable accommodation has become increasingly out of reach for tens of thousands...
British mother who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan freed after being acquitted of blasphemy Aasia Bibi (AP Photo, File)Aasia Bibi and her boyfriend, Shahid Lashari, are presented to journalists, at police station in Muzaffargarh in Pakistan (AP Photo/Iram Asim) Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, has left...
Provident takeover war continues as NSF insists no capital raise needed The idea was put forward by Provident in the latest war of words between the firms. Provident is the subject of a takeover bid (Provident Financial/PA) Non-Standard Finance has dismissed suggestions that it would have to raise fresh capital if the sub-prime lender was to succeed in its £1.3 billion takeover...
Sona Nutrition beats KKR firm in trademark dispute Name fight: European Court of Justice rules in favour of Irish firm THE Dublin-based supplements firm Sona Nutrition has emerged victorious in a trademark dispute with a US business owned by private equity giants KKR and Carlyle. Sona Nutrition won a long-running trademark battle in Europe against Solgar, which is a subsidiary of The...
Mixed tonic: Wetherspoon sales rise in the face of mounting costs Wetherspoon chairman and Brexit supporter, Tim Martin. Photo: PA JD Wetherspoon yesterday reported a jump in sales for the third quarter at its 900-odd pubs in Ireland and Britain, even as UK pub operators battled mounting costs. Wetherspoon's comparable sales rose 7.6pc during the 13 weeks to April 28, with an...

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Voluntary and state bodies top most regarded survey STATE and voluntary sector agencies dominate the top five of the most highly regarded organisations in Ireland. Bord Bia topped the 'Ireland RepTrak' 2019 study. Please log in or register with Independent.ie for free access to this article. Log In New to Independent.ie? Create an account window.gigyaIntegration = window.gigyaIntegration || {}; gigyaIntegration.command = gigyaIntegration.command || ; gigyaIntegration.command.push(function() { gigyaIntegration.addEventHandlers({ onLogin:...
Pound battered amid Brexit uncertainty as talks continue The FTSE 100 closed at 7,271. Talks are ongoing between parties, but uncertainty around Brexit has hit the pound again (PA) The pound was in the doldrums on Wednesday as Brexit uncertainty continued to plague the currency. Sterling lost ground against the euro, falling 0.56% to 1.161, and was down 0.44% versus the dollar at...
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Liverpool’s sensational victory over Barca Former players and fans alike could not believe what they were witnessing. Jurgen Klopp celebrates with Liverpool players after their 4-0 win against Barcelona at Anfield (Peter Byrne/PA) Liverpool sent social media into a spin during an epic Champions League encounter against Barcelona in which the Reds prevailed against the odds. Jurgen Klopp’s...
Paul McNeive: 'State's fingerprints are all over the rental crisis' The right moves Paul McNeive Architect Maoiliosa Reynolds has done the citizens (if not the State) a great service with his searing analyses of government housing policy and exposures of the lack of new home construction by local authorities. On social media this week, I came across a very interesting debate as...

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