Jim O Callaghan

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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(...)

Some 475 inmates are   at large from Irish prisons. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 475 inmates are currently at large from prisons around the country, authorities have confirmed. While the majority are deemed “technical breache(...)

Paschal Donohoe is Fine Gael’s director of organisation and will be its director of elections for the general election. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is to review general election strategies in constituencies across the country following the local elections, with Ministers suggesting some (...)

Tallaght Garda station has been one of the top five busiest stations in the country for the number of crimes reported each year, reaching 5,200 last year. Photograph:   Frank Miller

The Garda is paying more than €120,000 annually to rent a full floor of a hotel beside one of the Republic’s busiest Garda stations because the statio(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin: The improvement on northside Dublin, allied with more modest improvements south of the Liffey, allows the party look Fine Gael in the eye in the capital. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil will take heart from its performance on local councils around the country, even while it regrets the handling of the party’s campaign in t(...)

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