John O Connor

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The teenager had been arrested following a chase which began in Boyle, Co Roscommon and came to a halt in Lucan, Dublin on March 14th last.

A Dublin youth, who phoned gardaí begging them to call off a pursuit after hitting speeds of 200km/h in a stolen Audi A4, has received a six-month sen(...)

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy is expected to bring to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting a recommendation for approval of the agreed extension of Cork city’s boundary. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Elected members of Cork County Council have sought access to legal advice on a proposed boundary extension recommended by a Government-appointed overs(...)

Cork Airport is to be incorporated into Cork city under the agreement reached between the city and county councils.

Agreement has been reached between Cork City Council and Cork County Council on a proposed expansion which will see the city’s population increase to (...)

Eoghan Murphy has retained the power to impose a boundary extension if both parties fail to reach an agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Proximity talks between Cork City Council and Cork County Council will take place on Monday with a view to finalising agreement on the proposed Cork c(...)

 Cork city: plan to move boundaries would bring areas belonging to the Cork County Council under the control of Cork City  Council.

Detailed negotiations will be needed before a deal can be agreed to end a contentious dispute over new boundaries for the Cork City and Cork County Co(...)

Declan O’Rourke: “There are very few songs about the famine. Musically, I think it was skipped over.” Photograph: Dara Munnis

Some 15 years – or in reality – three generations in gestation, Declan O’Rourke takes another bold step along his picaresque creative path with the re(...)

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 (...)

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