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Teen held over windscreen hit

A YOUTH who allegedly smashed the windscreen of his mother's car while she was driving it has been remanded in custody.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested and brought to court charged with criminal damage to a wall at his Dublin home, breach of the peace, damaging his mother's car windscreen and possessing a quantity of heroin.

The teenager said if bailed he would make up with is mother. However, Judge Catherine Staines remanded him in custody for one night, for him to appear again today. "You cannot live out on the streets," she told the teen.

Energy firm to create 80 jobs

Eighty jobs are to be created with the expansion of a homegrown energy technology firm, it was revealed today.

SolarPrint is to open a new headquarters in Dublin to house its first high-volume manufacturing line next year.

The jobs will be in the fields of chemistry, electrical engineering, physics and material sciences and also commercial and financial roles.