Dublin District Family Court: Judge Sinéad Ní Chulacháin made an order for the involuntary detention of a 17-year-old boy at an adult unit, in light of no more suitable place being available for him.

Youth to be held in adult mental health unit, court hears

More than one-third of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s   5,000 tenants are in arrears, while the majority are more than 12 weeks behind.

More than third of tenants in arrears

At the Family Court couples applied for  safety orders against each other. Photograph: Getty Images

Thirty-seven cases at Dublin District Family Court had domestic violence element

In 2012, 40 requests related to child pornography, 17 to child sexual assault or rape

The judge asked for a psychologist’s report to help address custody and access. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

Judge tells couple to say ‘kind things about each other’ to their children

Photograph: Reuters

Asylum-seeking girls had requested to be placed with an Irish family

A Poolbeg incinerator protest in 2010.   At a meeting last night Councillor Ossian Smyth called on Dún Laoghaire chief executive Philomena Poole to find the courage to “back away” from the project. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Councillors raise concerns about environment, costs and health and safety

Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe said the reports prepared for Dublin City Council on the incinerator were ‘deeply flawed and lacking in transparency’.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Green Party councillor says plant will need to burn waste generated by ‘entire country’

A computer generated image of the proposed Poolbeg incinerator in Dublin.

Watchdog approves €500m Dublin waste-to-energy plant which could open by 2017

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