Jim O Callaghan

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Richard  Boyd Barrett was speaking during a debate on the Birth Information and Tracing Bill, which will allow people to access full birth certs and other information.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said while his situation as an adopted person has “turned out to be a lucky one”, this has not been the c(...)

A computer-generated image of the development planned for the Milltown Park site.

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for plans for a 667 apartment scheme for Milltown Park southeast of Ranelagh village in Dublin.&(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. ‘The bulk of middle Ireland is still open to being won back by the Government.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The biggest threat to the Coalition is not the rise in support for Sinn Féin but the supine acceptance by many Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs that the (...)

People queue outside Krispy Kreme in Blanchardstown in pre-Covid times. It claimed €121,000 in TWSS payments from the State

If ever he desired to know what his fellow citizens wanted, Eamon de Valera famously said he had only to look into his heart. Were he around now, he m(...)

Pupils from Scoil Bhríde, Gaelscoil Lios na nÓg, Scoil Mológa, Bunscoil Sancta Maria and Gaelscoil Eoin gathered outside Leinster House on Wednesday to call for a Gaelcholáiste for their school area. Photograph: Alan Betson

Children from five south Dublin Irish medium primary schools gathered outside Leinster House on Wednesday and called for a new Gaelcholáiste to be est(...)

Average car premiums fell by  16% between late 2017 and the end of 2020, following a 62% surge over the previous five years.

Insurance executives have told the Oireachtas finance committee that while Personal Injury Assessment Board (PIAB) awards have fallen dramatically as (...)

The department confirmed it will consult with Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, and then look again at the legislation underpinning the State’s flagship Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has suggested that some companies that claimed taxpayer-funded wage subsidies from the State’s flagship €5.(...)

Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Bay South Jim O’Callaghan: “The terms of the schemes should be amended to ensure that no dividends can be paid out by companies that are in receipt of pandemic supports.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Companies that took taxpayer-funded payments to cope with the pandemic and then paid dividends to their shareholders should be banned from availing of(...)

Former Garda commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. ‘It is dehumanising to be at the centre of this vortex.’  Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Garda whistleblower controversy had a “devastating” effect on Nóirín O’Sullivan and her family, the former Garda commissioner has said in her firs(...)

McDonald said the conversation about a united Ireland should start with the health services in both jurisdictions which are subjects of review. Photograph: Alan Betson

A united Ireland needs a national health service which is free at the point of access, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has suggested. Ms McDonald(...)

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