Jim O Callaghan

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Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall, who championed the parental leave legislation in the Dáil, said it was a great relief to see it pass. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas has passed a private member’s Bill to increase the entitlement to unpaid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks in a rare all-party agreeme(...)

Azzam Raguragui (18) who was stabbed to death in Finsbury Park, Dundrum, south Dublin, last Friday

The maximum sentence for carrying a knife in public must be increased, Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has said, following the fatal stabbing of a teen(...)

Ministers last week consented to the change, which will seek to resolve the issue that arose after the referendum approving same-sex marriage was passed in 2015. File Photograph: Getty

An anomaly in the law that prevented male same-sex couples from receiving adoptive leave and benefit is set to be resolved by legislation that has bee(...)

Last year 236 old Garda vehicles were withdrawn and replaced with only 205 new ones. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí are being forced to rent cars “like tourists” due to an ageing fleet, with new figures showing a sixfold spending increase on hire cars since 2(...)

The issue has been linked to children and underage gamblers. Photograph: iStock

Constantly evolving social media platforms are “blurring the lines” between gambling and online games, researchers have warned. The issue has been l(...)

The Courts of Criminal Justice on Parkgate St, Dublin. Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesman Mr Jim O’Callaghan has introduced a private members bill to increase the maximum sentence from 10 years to life imprisonment. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The maximum sentence for conspiracy to murder, which has been set at 10 years since 1860, must be increased in light of recent gangland crime, accordi(...)

Just 69 motorists were caught over the drink-driving limit “the morning after” since the beginning of the year, latest Garda figures show. Last month(...)

Minister of State Finian McGrath (left) claimed gardaí were making negative comments about  Minister for Transport Shane Ross (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister of State Finian McGrath has been called on to resign over comments he made - and subsequently withdrew - about ‘political policing’ . “It i(...)

Garda sources say the vast majority of  knives  seized were from young people during stop-and-search operations. Photograph: Getty Images

There are concerns Ireland could face more knife crime following figures showing a 66 per cent increase in knife seizures since 2016. According to fi(...)

Eamonn Lillis: Despite his conviction for his wife’s manslaughter, Lillis later won the right to a 50 per cent share of their assets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The family of a man murdered by his wife for his money were forced to pay the killer for her share of their house afterwards, an Oireachtas committee (...)

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