John O Connor

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Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance said some schools had provided bean bags for children to rest on so they could participate in lessons after catching up on sleep. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The housing crisis is forcing some families to choose between paying the rent and eating, a leading expert on children’s rights has warned. Tanya War(...)

Carlow businessman Declan Doyle owns the existing Doyle’s pub as well as Bowe’s, a former Ladbrokes betting shop and the Dublin Yeast Company. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

One of Dublin’s last surviving Victorian pubs, Bowe’s on Fleet Street, could more than double in size if a recently lodged planning application is app(...)

Across the State sites worth more than €300 million have been added to the register by local authorities, including the former Player Wills factory on the South Circular Road, Dublin, above. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of the State’s Housing Agency, John O’Connor, has warned the Government against increasing the vacant sites levy from 3 per cent t(...)

Judge John O’Connor described the situation as a ‘sad indictment’.

A mother felt it necessary to have her 14-year-old son charged over a serious arson at her home after she met with “closed doors” when she tried to ge(...)

A 17-year-old boy fell asleep on a couch while he was in the middle of carrying out a house burglary in Dublin, a court has heard. The teenager, who (...)

“The rental statistics are showing a really, really tight supply...with a little over 1,000 properties to rent in Dublin or 3,000 in the country. It is simply not enough.” Photograph: Getty Images

Failure to solve the rental crisis for lower-income households will “disable” the economy “very, very quickly”, a leading property economist has warne(...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Séamus McCarthy: although providing and managing  30 per cent of social housing, approved housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation. Photograph: Frank Miller

The fact that more than 500 voluntary housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation has been harshly criticised by the Comptroller and Audito(...)

A Dublin youth is awaiting sentence after he admitted sexually assaulting a schoolgirl. File photograph: Getty Images

A Dublin youth is awaiting sentence after he admitted sexually assaulting a schoolgirl after she was surrounded by a group of boys on a footpath and p(...)

Ana Kriegel: found dead in Lucan in May

A 13-year-old boy charged with the murder of Kildare schoolgirl Ana Kriegel is to be granted bail. The boy, who cannot be named because he is under 1(...)

A handout photo issued by gardaí of Adam Muldoon whose body was found in Butler Park, Tallaght, south-west Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph: PA

A 17-year-old boy has been remanded in custody with an order that he was to get “urgent psychiatric attention” after he was charged with the murder of(...)

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