Jim O Callaghan

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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 (...)

Deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, Lois West, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan, grew frustrated with the response from both the Garda and the Policing Authority when they tried to raise their concerns, they told the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

Garda civilian analysts who said they were belittled and had their credibility attacked in Garda Headquarters raised concerns last year about whether (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said supports included a free, confidential counselling service for prison staff to help officers resolve personal or work-related concerns. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 60 prison officers are on long-term sick leave from the Irish Prison Service for stress or injury due to assault in the State’s 12 prisons and (...)

A general view of the  Four Courts. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may lack transparency. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may l(...)

Down Syndrome Ireland called for  an end to “exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome to promote campaign views”.

All sides in the abortion referendum debate must “stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome” the main representative group for people and(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will ask the Cabinet to consider a number of options including how it can distance the State from the 1985 report of the tribunal into the Kerry babies case. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government will today consider the possibility of offering compensation to Joanne Hayes, the woman at the centre of the Kerry babies controversy. (...)

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