Jim O Callaghan

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Gardaí inspect vehicles at a checkpoint. Government Ministers insisted disciplinary action would be taken against individual gardaí if evidence of wrongdoing had occurred. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin must move to ensure “individual accountability” follows the Garda breath-te(...)

Fianna Fáil Dublin West TD Jack Chambers said the Government was proposing a 200-fold funding increase for yet another “bureaucratic quango”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has had to rely on the support of Sinn Féin to narrowly defeat an Opposition effort to remove a highly contentious provision in its new(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan had previously insisted the Chief Justice should chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has proposed the appointment of a retired judge to chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission in a proposed compromise with the Govern(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter any arrangement with Sinn Féin, but many of his TDs have said it must be considered in the future. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has criticised Fianna Fáil’s “obsession” with his party, saying Micheál Martin is terrified of the challenge Sinn Féin(...)

Micheál Martin: he has said that President Michael D Higgins retained his full support. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil TDs will face pressure at the party’s ardfheis this weekend to categorically rule out entering coalition with Sinn Féin in the future. A(...)

The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Eight hundred extra gardaí are to be recruited under the Budget 2018, bringing the force’s strength to about 14,000. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

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(...)

Stepaside Garda Station in Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An increasing population in Stepaside, Co Dublin justifies the reopening of its Garda station despite a significant dip in crime in the area over the (...)

If the Government thought the departure of Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda Commissioner had knocked a can down the road, the reality is proving otherwise. (...)

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per head of population in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court judges are taking longer to reach decisions in cases, with some judgments being delayed for several years, latest figures show. After the (...)

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