Gerard Farrell, of  We are Dublin Town; Garda Niall Kenny from Pearse Street station;  and Inspector Liam Gerraghty, also  from Pearse Street station, at the launch of a Garda initiative to combat bicycle theft.Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Gardaí have begun using “bait bikes” fitted with tracker devices in a bid to find thieves behind the soaring level of bicycle thefts. The new tactic m(...)

US president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, at College Green, Dublin during their brief visit in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be widespread disruption to traffic in the centre of Dublin on Monday and Tuesday next week to facilitate the visit of the US first lady Mi(...)