Jim O Callaghan

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Ever vigilant: Deputies   watched agog  as security men   guarded   the exits to the Members’ Bar while Minister of State at the Department of Defence  Paul Kehoe  went in for a sandwich. Photograph: Alan Betson

The morning after Donald Trump was elected, Minister of State Eoghan Murphy headed to Government Buildings for a pre-breakfast meeting with Michael No(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Transport Shane Ross must not be allowed to tell the public on behalf of the Government that “some judges need to be reminded of their oa(...)

 The Government is facing the prospect of a legal challenge from a group of senior Garda officers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government is facing the prospect of a legal challenge from a group of senior Garda officers who secured promotion in recent months but who may no(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: He said on Monday  that a register of interests was necessary for judges as they might “forget” their constitutional oath to hear cases impartially.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

New laws covering the appointment and conduct of judges have been delayed amid disagreement between Fine Gael and Independent Alliance Minister Shane (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross  said judges ‘need to be more transparent’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A declaration of interests is needed for judges because they “they might forget their oath” of office to administer justice without fear or favour, Mi(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: Calling for the strike to be called off, the Tánaiste said all the “mechanisms of industrial relations have been made available to An Garda Síochána”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

No contingency plan could ever adequately replace 12,800 gardaí on strike, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has told the Dáil. “We are talking about esse(...)

Shane Ross (centre), seen here with his Independent Alliance colleagues Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran (left) and Sean Canney has been criticised for his stance on judicial appointments.

Fianna Fáil has criticised Minister for Transport Shane Ross for blocking judicial appointments. Mr Ross told The Sunday Times the Independent Allian(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman  Jim O’Callaghan: said there was a pressing need for a judicial council to be established. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Association of Judges in Ireland (AJI) has called for the establishment of a judicial council following claims made against a member of the judici(...)

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair after the signing of the Belfast Agreement on April 10th, 1998. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Reuters

Will a British bill of rights breach the Belfast Agreement? Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesman thinks so. Jim O’Callaghan says Ireland did not amend ar(...)

 Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan: says  that, of the proposed 12-member commission, only five would be from the judiciary. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is to introduce legislation setting up a new commission to appoint judges “at the earliest opportunity’’, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald (...)

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