Jim O Callaghan

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The scene of the fatal shooting in the Marigold Road area of Darndale. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

A man shot dead in north Dublin yesterday afternoon outside a primary school and adjoining church was wheeling his baby son in a buggy at the time. J(...)

 Gerald Kean pictured at the Four Courts on Friday  for his  High Court defamation action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court jury, in a majority verdict, has awarded €160,000 damages to solicitor Gerald Kean after finding he was defamed in a newspaper article co(...)

Scene of a double ATM robbery on Main Street, Kells, Co Meath. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

More pressure needs to be put on banks to put tracking devices on their ATM machines to deal with the series of robberies mainly in cross-Border areas(...)

Clare Daly TD: ‘Their inquests have brought the issue of maternal deaths into the public domain and given it the public attention it deserves.’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly became emotional in the Dáil during a debate on legislation to make inquests into maternal deaths mandatory. Ms D(...)

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Last year 236 old Garda vehicles were withdrawn and replaced with only 205 new ones.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(...)

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