Jim O Callaghan

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Celine Cawley, who was killed by her husband Eamonn Lillis. Photograph: Eric Luke

A proposed new law to block killers from inheriting assets from the estate of their victim “goes too far in stripping them of property and risks being(...)

Under the original Metrolink plan, Dunville Avenue, a narrow but crucial link between Ranelagh and Rathmines, would have to be closed permanently to permit the unimpeded operation of higher-frequency metro services.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, to paraphrase Robert Burns. And so it is with the Government’s on-again, off-again MetroLink from S(...)

After 27 years in the Dáil and Seanad, Billy Kelleher has turned his face firmly towards Brussels in the May 24th election although a date for the selection convention has yet to be confirmed. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil enterprise spokesman Billy Kelleher has left his party leader Micheál Martin and the entire membership in no doubt about his electoral int(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan said 10 per cent of all crime was committed by children. The victims in these cases were let down, as were the 3,500 perpetrators because “every child must be given the opportunity to get away from a path of criminality”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sexual assault offenders should not be eligible for the juvenile diversionary programme because it is an inappropriate response to serious crime, the (...)

The Budapest convention dealt specifically with individual actions of production, possession, distribution and solicitation of child abuse images.

The Government has failed to ratify two international conventions on child protection four years after the special rapporteur called for the State to (...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and Silbaziso Ndlovu: The Solidarity Bill, if passed, would restore automatic citizenship rights to all children born in the State. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Thousands of children living in the State are facing legal limbo as they enter adulthood unless laws governing citizenship are reformed, migrant right(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. It is widely expected he  will offer to open negotiations on an extension to the arrangement underpinning the minority government, possibly for another year

At times Fianna Fáil TDs are left to judge the political direction of their party by the mood of their leader rather than by anything he says. On the(...)

A Guinness lorry at the Border. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to reveal their contingency plans for the Border amid concerns of a no-deal Brexit. The party’s justice spo(...)

Sex offenders being ‘driven underground’ post release from prison was a ‘serious issue’ the Probation Service faced, the committee heard. Photograph: iStock

Concerns have been expressed that disclosures of the location of convicted sex offenders after their release from prison will drive offenders “under t(...)

  Susanna  and Chris Cawley,  sister and brother of Celine Cawley who was killed by her husband 10 years ago. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins

Siblings of Celine Cawley, who was killed by her husband ten years ago at their home in Howth, Co Dublin, have described the criminal trial following (...)

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