Judge John O Connor  struck out the case, sparing the boy a possible sentence and criminal record.

Most problems in cases at the Dublin Children’s Court are caused by drugs, particularly cannabis, a judge has said. Judge John O’Connor’s comment cam(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton was allegedly trapped in a ministerial car following a graduation ceremony in November 2014. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Two teenage boys have pleaded guilty to taking part in violence during the Jobstown water protest in Dublin in 2014. Their sentencing has been adjour(...)

A Dublin youth who charged at a garda while armed with a golf club and a hammer has been spared a custodial sentence on condition he completes the Lea(...)

A Dublin youth who was allegedly “smirking and then ran off” after crashing into a car carrying two young children has been sent forward for trial. T(...)

 Lawyers for a 15-year-old boy facing a litany of charges have sought psychological and psychiatric reports. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Psychological and psychiatric reports have been sought by lawyers for a 15-year-old boy, who is in court charged in connection with incidents at a con(...)

Liam Lambert in the fire-damaged area of the Lambert Puppet Theatre with Judge of ‘Wanderley Wagon’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a fire gutted the Lambert Puppet Theatre – home to the characters of children’s television prog(...)

A Dublin teenager accused of holding a knife to a 90-year-old woman during a burglary has been sent forward for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A Dublin teenager accused of holding a knife to a 90-year-old woman during a burglary has been sent forward for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal C(...)

A 16-year-old boy has been given a four-month sentence for his role in an armed burglary at a Dublin bookmakers. The boy, who cannot be named because(...)

A Belfast man who staged a prank attempted robbery at his local tobacconists has been ordered to serve 18 months probation. Darren McDonagh wore a bal(...)

Salvatore ’Toto’ Schillaci of Italy celebrates his winning goal against Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Amid disaster, triumph, and in defeat, jubilation. Italian football supporters leaving the magnificent Olympic Stadium in Rome on Saturday night gazed(...)