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Court finds insufficient grounds to freeze Nolan’s SFI dismissal indefinitely

Justice Mulcahy said that Philip Nolan had failed to make a strong enough case that he had been dismissed for misconduct. He refused Nolan’s application for an interlocutory injunction and will end the interim injunction granted in May.

“Devoted to video sharing”: Tumblr and Reddit lose challenge to new online safety measures

Coimisiún na Meán has successfully staved off two legal challenges by social media sites opposing their designation as video sharing platforms. The designation makes them subject to strict rules.

A full-throttled defence: Fighting a multi-billion Russian aviation claim

For seven days, the world's biggest aircraft lessors laid out their claims to recover losses on planes beached in Russia due to the war in Ukraine. From sanctions to settlements, the defendants will now argue why cover is being denied.

“There’s a gap in the market”: Elkstone is turning its eye to more medtech deals

Partner Niall McEvoy explains why the firm is scouting out more early-stage start-ups in the medtech and health space and discusses the state of Irish VC investing.

“A single, unexpected event”: How expansion into Sweden has rocked Cork’s Mainline Power

Electrical engineering services firm Mainline Power has blue-chip clients and dozens of employees in booming areas. However, it has sought the appointment of an examiner after a Scandinavian deal went sour. What went wrong?

“The biggest demand I’ve had from judges in the last two years is for more bicycle spaces”

Overseeing a property portfolio of 101 court venues nationwide, including 64 heritage buildings, chief executive of the Courts Service Angela Denning talks to The Currency about population shifts, divestment and managing the green transition.

How to protect your brand (from the lawyers who have handled some of Ireland’s most high-profile cases) 

The law firm Whitney Moore represented McCambridge Bread in its lengthy battle with Joseph Brennan Bakeries and the Irish firm Waterwipes in an alleged infringement case. Joint managing partner Emma Richmond and commercial litigation partner Robin Hayes talk about passing off, copyright, and IP protection.

Irish-co-founded climate start-up Sustain.Life acquired for $100m

Sustain.Life, founded less than three years ago by Irish entrepreneur Mike Hanrahan and three other former Walmart executives, has been bought by the listed US software firm Workiva.

Top Voices

Stephen Kinsella: All reports agree on what should be in the budget. But reports don’t need to get elected

Targeted investment in infrastructure can demonstrably deliver social inclusion and bridge the remaining gaps in an otherwise healthy economy. Can the Government listen to this advice in an election year?

Are the French heading for a Liz Truss moment?

French bond rate spreads could blow out if Emmanuel Macron’s high-risk election gamble doesn’t work out. This time, the euro is safe, however.

Eamon Ryan has been a formidable legislator for climate and biodiversity. He now leaves implementation to others

The Green leader’s resignation lets his party present a new face after participation in government did not result in the usual electoral wipe-out.

Ronan Lyons: Controlling rents is a means, not an end

The Housing Commission disagreed over how to reform Ireland’s stringent system of rent controls. I was on the commission. These are the systems that we examined, and why different people took different stands.

Most professionals still favour hybrid working but one in three is happy to return to the office full-time

As more employers press their workers to return to the office, the debate about what best suits both sides is intensifying – with no clear outcome so far.

The sustainable funding model behind sustainable success: Rewinding the week that was

Hamish Adams, the CEO of Athletics Ireland, is overjoyed by Ireland’s stunning success in Rome last week. But he maintains that the funding model for the sport should not be just linked to medals.

Putting the band back together: An evening with George Mitchell, Gerry Adams, Reg Empey and Bertie Ahern

Given the political discourse in recent weeks, a conversation between the US Ambassador to Ireland and four major participants in the peace process was an important reminder that what happened in Northern Ireland in April 1998 is the political success story of our times.

The pandemic magnified Dublin and San Francisco’s problems. One city has fought its way back

Tented communities. The removal of cultural hubs. Record commercial property vacancy rates. The word in tech circles was that San Francisco was finished. But it has bounced back. Dublin should learn the lessons of how it is reclaiming its throne.