Colm Brophy

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Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin said there was no evidence to suggest  anyone at management level was asking their people to falsify records. Image: Oireachtas screengrab.

Garda breath testing figures were found to be “out of kilter” by 6.4 million at one point during the recent internal Garda review of data, the Oireach(...)

Colm Brophy is a Fine Gael TD representing Dublin South West.

Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy has described the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as “Ireland’s favourite star chamber” and “the most debased comm(...)

Fergus O’Dowd: he said“we trust lay people who are selected as jurors” and have full confidence in their decision-making in cases

Some District Court judges are “off the wall” and outrageous, racist and sexist, Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall has said. The Dublin North West(...)

 Over the weekend Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  texted Fine Gael TDs with a message critical of Shane Ross.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has sent a clarifying note to Fine Gael TDs and Senators stating he is fully behind a Bill that reforms judicial(...)

Katherine Zappone recalled how she and her wife, Anne Louise Gilligan, had often said to each other they hoped to be ‘ladies in our 80s’. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and Dr Ann Louise Gilligan decided to spend their life together six weeks after meeting in Boston College in 1(...)

Fine Gael Ministers Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Water charges were close to falling off the political agenda 10 days ago. Fine Gael was tweeting its delight at an agreement. Sinn Féin was claiming c(...)

Simon Coveney has said  he will not introduce legislation which could be incompatible with the EU Water Framework Directive

Fine Gael may breach the confidence and supply arrangement and risk a general election by refusing to implement the recommendations of the Oireachtas (...)

The long and drawn-out audit paints a picture of an organisation that does not appear on its way to reform. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The language used by Oireachtas Justice Committee members towards Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan on Thursday underlined the battering her reputa(...)

Colm Brophy is a  Fine Gael TD representing Dublin South West.

Colm Brophy is a new Fine Gael TD representing Dublin South West. A former councillor and political adviser, he dislikes the term “new politi(...)

Fianna Fáil housing spokesman Barry Cowen .Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil has urged Fine Gael to outline its position on water charges by Friday. The members of the Oireachtas water committee met again on Wedne(...)

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