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The High Court has approved plans for an at risk 15-year-old boy  to be placed in secure care amid concerns over his drug abuse. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

An at risk 15-year-old boy is to be placed in secure care amid concerns over his drug abuse. Mr Justice Tony O’Connor granted orders in the High Cou(...)

Site at Howth where a proposed housing development, in an area beside the Martello tower, has been given planning permission. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A controversial development in the fishing village of Howth in Dublin has been given planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. The decision will see(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Heather Humphreys and commission chairman  Nicholas Kearns present the findings of the final report of the Personal Injuries Commission. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

Compensation for personal injury claims in the Republic is among the “most generous in Europe” with a high risk of abuse because the risk of prosecuti(...)

Clare Elliot and Dublin City Council have come to an agreement that will see her leave a vacant  council house she moved into at Belcamp Avenue in Dublin 17.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A dispute between a homeless woman who has taken up residence at a vacant local authority house and Dublin City Council has been resolved following ta(...)

A new report revealed the average compensation award for whiplash injuries is approximately 4.4 times higher than in Britain. Photograph: iStock

The recommendations contained in the Government’s Personal Injuries Commission second and final report will provide greater consistency in award level(...)

Monaghan councillor Hugh McElvaney was the subject of the Primetime Investigates broadcast in December 2015.

A Standards in Public Office Commission hearing into the behaviour of a Monaghan county councillor has been adjourned to allow him challenge a ruling(...)

If implemented immediately the court ruling would have led to the immediate release of 93 involuntary patients, including 15 from the Central Mental Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government does not intend to appeal a court ruling which found nearly 100 people are being unconstitutionally detained in mental health facilitie(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  said gardaí were verbally and physically abused on the evening in question and that one Garda member suffered racial abuse.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Social media posts in which a Garda member involved in policing a Dublin housing protest was identified and details of his daily routine published ar(...)


It is “inevitable” there will eventually be a “car crash” where a suitable care place could not be found for a disturbed young person, the High Court (...)

Claire Elliott at the house in Belcamp Avenue. She has been on the council housing list since 2008. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Dublin City Council is seeking the removal of a mother and her three young children from a vacant council house they have been occupying for almost tw(...)

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