Jim O Callaghan

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Members of the judiciary are strongly opposed to planned reforms to how judges are appointed from Shane Ross.

A proposal to change the way judges are appointed has been widely criticised and prompted unprecedented expressions of concern from the judges. Below (...)

 Catherine McGuinness says if the Chief Justice were to chair the board it ‘would go a long way’ towards addressing the concerns of judges.  Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

The former Supreme Court judge and president of the Law Reform Commission Catherine McGuinness said not appointing the Chief Justice as chair of the J(...)

 Over the weekend Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  texted Fine Gael TDs with a message critical of Shane Ross.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has sent a clarifying note to Fine Gael TDs and Senators stating he is fully behind a Bill that reforms judicial(...)

“I am not saying I am open to amendments but I will be listening to the concerns of TDs,” Mr Flanagan said. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has signalled to colleagues he will take direct control of proposed legislation on the reform of judicial appoin(...)

 Jim O’Callaghan: “That is a deeply flawed piece of legislation, and it’s not just me that’s saying that”

Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan says his party will repeal the forthcoming Judicial Appointments Commission Bill if it is elected to g(...)

Máire Whelan has her appointment to the  Court of Appeal rubberstamped by President Michael D Higgins, as crafty Leo looks on. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Taoiseach had a problem last weekend. He acted very decisively – with indecent haste, to be more precise – by bundling the former attorney gener(...)

Tanaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at Templemore Garda College with Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan . Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The confidence and supply agreement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael is the linchpin of the current governmental arrangement. It effectively gives Fi(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he was precluded as a member of the Government from discussing who was in the Cabinet room or who said what. Photograph: PA

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he could not discuss who was in the Cabinet room when the appointment of Maire Whelan to the Court of Appea(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has been urged to show independence in the role. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has been urged to show independence and to avoid becoming a “prisoner” of the decisions of the Government an(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: wants the Dáil to sit an extra week. It is due to rise on July 13th but the Government wants to carry out an assessment of pending legislation to see what can be passed. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The way in which the Cabinet conducts its business is set to be changed following the controversial appointment of former attorney general Máire Whela(...)

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