Jim O Callaghan

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 ‘Liam’ kept his Garda notebooks from the 1980s. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government should apologise to a former Garda member who was dismissed from the force because of suspected “homosexual activity”, Fianna Fáil has (...)

The inquiry report was reviewed by the Attorney General, who cleared it for publication. Photograph: Getty Images

Prison service staff attempting to stop the supply of drugs and contraband into Irish jails wrongfully, and possibly illegally, carried out covert sur(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said it established a ‘comprehensive framework for dealing with the corrosive legacy of the past’ . Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

Gardaí will be permitted to give evidence at Troubles era inquests in Northern Ireland after urgent legislation was passed by the Oireachtas. The Cri(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan: said he increased the number of judges to ‘ensure the efficient administration of justice’.   Photograph: Tom Honan

The process of appointing six additional judges to the Court of Appeal is expected to begin in September. Legislation to increase the statutory numbe(...)

This is not the actual rat seen in the Dáil bar.

The Oireachtas members’ bar and the visitors’ bar have both been closed for the day after a large rat was seen on the premises. The rat was spotted b(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit Mick Barry. File photograph: Collins

Eight members of the Oireachtas were denied the full amount of one of their annual allowances last year because of their poor attendance record at Lei(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. The judicial council, once established, will set up a judicial conduct committee which will comprise eight judges and five lay people.

Legislation to create a judicial council has finally passed through the Dáil, following 20 years of tribulations, writes Colm Keena. So what is the j(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “I think it’s really fantastic that women like herself have the courage to come into the public where the State must face them.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State must face up to how women like former garda Majella Moynihan were treated, and make reparations for the “terrible aspects of our past,” Mini(...)

Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance Michael D’Arcy said it was the Government’s position that the “recalibration” of awards downwards would involve a number of factors. Photograph: Alan Betson

The high personal injury awards being made by judges in the circuit and district courts is “driving the compo culture in Ireland, ” according to Minis(...)

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