Jim O Callaghan

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Charlie Flanagan: the Minister for Justice is bringing forward a number of committee-stage amendments to the Bill, which Fianna Fáil  will support. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Free legal aid is to be provided for victims of crime as well as those who were convicted but seeking parole, under proposals being brought to Cabinet(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Given his experience and work rate, he remains the best leader available to the party. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin’s leadership is the elephant in the Fianna Fáil room. That is not to say it is under immediate threat, nor that there is anybody else (...)

 Fianna Fáil for No:  those present for the photograph and those who missed the event received this image. A text message urged those present to “share widely on social media”

“Hi all. A photograph of Fianna Fáil Oireachtas members who support No vote will take place at Merrion Street entrance of Leinster House. Please do no(...)

Children’s groups have argued to maintain the age of digital consent at 13. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals to raise the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 years of age were rejected by an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday. The digital age of co(...)

Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin will seek to harmonise abortion laws across the country if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution. Abortion is banned in alm(...)

The Irish Glass Bottle site. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Lands for the development of the eastern bypass motorway must be preserved within the new Poolbeg development zone, Transport Infrastructure Ireland ((...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: “The position is that no tenders have yet been received for the construction of the new forensic science laboratory at the Backweston Campus.”  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new €60 million State forensic science laboratory has been indefinitely delayed because no one has tendered for the project. The setback is already(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan. Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said  the Minister  “needs to act on the commitment he previously gave to ensure that Gsoc is fully resourced so that it can carry out its statutory function”

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has more than 1,000 active investigations ongoing, latest published figures show. With just 35 investi(...)

Chairwoman of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily said she would not accept data on homicides from the Garda unless it was approved by the civilian analysts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Policing Authority has strongly denied suggestions it failed, or even ignored, two Garda civilian whistleblowers who came to it last year seeking (...)

European Commission: Composition of Judicial Appointments Commission would not be in line with European standards

Fianna Fáil has asked Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan how he intends to respond to the European Commission’s criticisms of the proposed changes (...)

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