Jim Mitchell

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Pope John Paul II in Galway in 1979. Photograph: The Irish Times

When Pope Francis flies into Ireland West Airport for his brief visit to Knock shrine on Sunday week, he will have to atone for past sins, not least (...)

 Supreme Court Judge, Mr Justice Frank Clarke pictured in the Four Courts after the announcement that he is to be appointed as the new chief justice. Photograph: Collins Courts

Most young barristers have to wait years for a meaty case to arrive on their desk. Frank Clarke was qualified less than a year when one of the biggest(...)

Frank Clarke: he was the first member of his family to go to university

The incoming chief justice Frank Clarke was nominated after pre-Cabinet discussions between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Justice Charlie Flana(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke: first member of his family to go to university

After almost 20 years as a senior counsel, Frank Clarke was head-hunted for the High Court in 2004 by the Fianna Fáil/PD coalition. With a degree in(...)

John McGuinness: Called on Minister for Justice  to insist the courts speak directly to the families of wards of courts. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The courts and the Department of Justice have to stop using the separation of powers as an excuse not to be accountable for legal issues such as the h(...)

Tony Ryan:  co-founder of Ryanair.  The company carried 82,000 passengers in 1986, its first full year in operation.

Newly operational Ryanair had a row with minister for communications Jim Mitchell over his decision to defer approval for new jets on the Dublin-Luto(...)

Mountjoy Prison: last year three officers were injured in a knife attack in the prison.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Prison officers are worried that the recent wave of gangland crime could result in further violence in the State’s jails once the perpetrators are lo(...)

Apart from Michael Collins, there were seven presidents and eight taoisigh to be considered, with one president and four taoisigh being “still alive”. Photograph: Hulton Archive

A proposed series of postage stamps featuring taoisigh and presidents were to include only deceased holders of the office, in part because next of kin(...)

Memo said former minister for communications Jim Mitchell would be pleased to see a ferry service to Cork, but was concerned about possible losses. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

A subsidy of £300,000 was suggested for a proposed Cork to Swansea ferry service, but the government was warned of the effects on B&I Ferries, Sta(...)

Judge Michael Reilly said some officers “prefer to turn a blind eye” to the activities of gangs in prisons. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prison officers have criticised the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, for offering unsubstantiated opinions after he concluded in a report t(...)

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