Jim O Callaghan

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Gardaí are becoming increasingly concerned about the rise in  knife attacks being carried out by teenagers in recent months. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí plan to roll out a national anti-knife awareness campaign in the coming months to tackle the increasing level of knife violence. Gardaí are be(...)

A recent report by the Waterford Institute of Technology on behalf of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association found two-thirds of farmers had been the victims of crime. Photograph: Alan Betson/  The Irish Times

Rural crime now costs €2.4 million annually, with farming victims each losing an average of €4,300, Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan h(...)

Chief Justice: Ms Justice Susan Denham is retiring after six years in the role. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Cabinet is expected to nominate the next chief justice at its final planned meeting before the summer recess on Wednesday. There had been concer(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is one of the high-profile parties to have been granted legal aid in the recent past. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme ran €5 million over its allocated budget last year. The total expenditure was €53 million, with an allocated bu(...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will miss next week’s meeting of the Policing Authority. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The head of the Policing Authority has said it is “unfortunate” that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will miss next week’s meeting of the authori(...)

Jim O’Callaghan called for a “swift” response from the Minister for Justice and Equality. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Policing Authority has said it will study the “significant findings and recommendations” of the Public Accounts Committee’s report into the manag(...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan allayed concerns that the backlog is impacting on Garda prosecutions in the courts. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that the backlog in unanalysed drug cases at Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) currently stands at 2,(...)

Kieran Conway, above, believes Michael Hayes had given the apology in the hope that it would help the relatives of those killed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former IRA member Kieran Conway says he believes the apology offered by Michael Hayes to the relatives of the Birmingham bombing is a “courageous” mov(...)

Micheál Martin: has been back on the doors since last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

The foundation of all electoral success is worn shoe leather but, for Micheál Martin, canvassing is an article of faith. The Fianna Fáil leader attri(...)

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