John Costello

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A crestfallen Neil McGee of Donegal sits on the pitch at Croke Park following the All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the semi-finals Donegal’s much-referenced system derailed a Dublin team regarded as shoo-ins for back-to-back All-Irelands and made the winners cle(...)

 Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The power to release life sentence prisoners should be taken out of the hands of the minister for justice and consideration should be given to sent(...)

Chairman of the Parole Board John Costello and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at the publication of the annual report of the board. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday the Government has yet to decide whether or not any more Garda recruits will begin training.Th(...)

Dublin County Board chairman Andy Kettle.

Dublin will be resisting any reduction in their central GAA funding for next year, claiming they’re being penalised for their own success while other (...)

Dublin’s  Diarmuid Connolly and his team-mates warm up before the second half of last  Sunday’s Leinster final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Three games, 7-66 scored, a 14-point average winning margin, 19 different scorers, and 18 substitutes – who between them contributed 2-21.No wonder so(...)

Meath’s Michael Burke protests to the referee after a scuffle involving several players on both teams late in the Leinster final defeat to Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

So Dublin recorded a 16-point thumping of their neighbouring rivals on a lovely sunny afternoon in Croke Park before the best attendance of the season(...)

Anthony Clifford (23) of Mourne Road, Drimnagh pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of violent disorder in Temple Bar on April 29th, 2012.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Dublin man has received a six-year sentence for his role in viciously attacking two American tourists who had tried to stop a city centre robbery.An(...)

“Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said the new specialist judges appointed to the Circuit Court will deal with applications under the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill. It is therefore essential they obtain the necessary training.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The long-awaited Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 was published last week. The Bill strongly reflects the recommendations of recent Law R(...)

Archbishop John Charles McQuaid with then taoiseach John A Costello and (standing behind) Costello’s ADC, Mick Byrne. Costello told the Dáil: “I, as a Catholic, obey my church authorities and will continue to do so . . . There will be no flouting of the authority of the bishops in the matter of Catholic social or moral teaching.”

The preoccupations of the Irish Catholic hierarchy in the early years of the State were the twin and related evils of company-keeping and danci(...)

John Costello (right) with Mark FitzGerald

Estate agent DTZ Sherry FitzGerald has announced that John Costello, who is joining the firm as director, will lead a new division focusing on (...)

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