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‘Parents are under tremendous pressure ... with Playstations and video games and whatever, that will sometimes take over,’ said Judge Anthony Halpin

Two teenage truants whose mother faced a possible jail sentence because they missed “chunks” of school have agreed to a change of rules about their Pl(...)

Dublin City Council erected a number of signs in the area which state: Do Not Feed Pigeons Or Other Birds By Order. Photograph: iStock

A man is facing trial accused of causing a nuisance in his community by feeding wild pigeons at his home in Dublin. The feral birds have flocked to a(...)

A line of taxis wait for customers near Grafton Street, Dublin. “Passengers are urged to establish the likely cost before taking a taxi and to get receipts to ensure dates and times are accurately recorded and all additions applied are valid.” Photograph:  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A case in the Dublin District Court earlier this week stoked the perhaps low-level fears many Irish people have that they are being ripped off in a di(...)

Taxi driver Brian Markham pictured leaving the Four Courts after he appeared in the Dublin District Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A taxi driver who called his passenger a “scumbag” and a “disgrace to the human race” has been fined €200 at Dublin District Court. Brian Markham (5(...)

Detective Patrick Flood said he had concerns that if Mr Harrison was granted bail he would fail to appear at the next court appearance. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court after he was arrested by gardaí at Dublin Port on Saturday. Eamon Harrison, with an address in Mayobridge, Co(...)

Sherry Perreault, head of ethics and lobbying regulations at the Standards in Public Office Commission,  called on the Government to introduce changes giving the regulator additional powers to impose fines to tackle post-employment breaches.

The State’s public office watchdog has secured its first conviction under the country’s four-year-old lobbying law over the late filing of returns on (...)

Dublin District Court heard the case against Armalou Holdings Ltd and Airfield Villas Ltd was the first prosecution of its kind in Ireland for an offence known as “gun jumping”

A second Dublin motor dealership is to be spared a conviction for failing to notify the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) about a (...)

 Toll cameras on the M50. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ten motorists accused of failing to pay their M50 tolls were hit with fines totalling almost €100,000 on Monday. The penalties, ranging from €3,000 (...)

CCPC chairwoman Isolde Goggin warned that there was potential for considerable harm to the market if transactions were allowed to go ahead without approval. Photograph: Eric Luke

A leading car dealer must pay €2,000 to charity after pleading guilty to breaking competition law by failing to get the regulator’s approval to take o(...)

Pleading for leniency, the defence counsel said the teachers agreed the boy was bright, enjoyed school and seemed happy. The barrister  said the woman was the sole carer for her children and was doing her best

A Dublin mother wept in court when she was jailed for three weeks on Monday after her son (8) missed more than 240 school days over the last two years(...)

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