The teenager stole the bicycle and left the scene but was arrested within minutes, the court heard. Photograph: iStock

A Dublin teenager drove after a cyclist who made an offensive hand gesture at him and stole his bicycle, a court has heard. The 17-year-old boy plead(...)

Council uses Housing Act 1996 to acquire non-derelict vacant homes. Photograph: iStock

Louth County Council has acquired 35 vacant houses by compulsory purchase over the past 15 months, has a further 30 in the pipeline, and finds the pro(...)

Latest figures from the Department of Finance show there were close to 8,000 Help-to-Buy applications in the first half of 2017, of which 5,000 were successful. File photograph: Frank Miller

Scrapping the Government’s Help-to-Buy scheme would be “a mistake” and would disrupt efforts to address the housing crisis, according to the head of t(...)

John O’Connor, CEO of the Housing Agency, wants to see more stringent planning laws to discourage short-term letting of units that are not owner-inhabited. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Developers who build low-density housing in highly populated areas should be hit with punitive levies, the head of the Housing Agency has said. John (...)

Fintan Slye will leave EirGrid at the end of December, with close to two years of his contract to run. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fintan Slye, chief executive of EirGrid, the company that runs Ireland’s electricity grid, is leaving to create and run a new subsidiary at the equiva(...)

Oberstown Detention Centre. Photograph: Eric Luke

Youths armed with metal poles and weights attacked staff and caused more than €26,000 worth of damage during one of a series of violent incidents at O(...)

The former Central Bank headquarters on Dame Street, which is set to be redeveloped by Hines and Peterson Group. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

HSBC Ireland has entered the commercial property lending market for the first time after advancing a €100 million loan for the redevelopment of the fo(...)

The Children Act 2001 states an order can be imposed if a court is satisfied that “a wilful failure of the child’s parents to take care of or control the child contributed to the child’s criminal behaviour”.

A law which allows the monitoring and punishment of parents who fail to control their children should be abolished as it “criminalises” parents, a Chi(...)

The girl was aged 15 at the time, but Judge John O’Connor held that her case was too serious to be heard in the juvenile court and must go forward to the Circuit Court. File photograph: Collins Courts

A teenage girl has been sent forward for trial to the Circuit Court after a Leaving Cert student was beaten and repeatedly stabbed by a gang. The 17-(...)

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney:  said the proposals will help to grow Cork city as an economic driver and a counterpoint to Dublin. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

The retention of two local authorities for Cork has been recommended in a Government-commissioned report which supports an expansion of the city counc(...)