Jim O Callaghan

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Minister for Sport Shane Ross said it would be tragic if Irish boxing was sullied by the incident. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is sending letters to the UK’s minister for sport and to broadcasters Sky and BT to express “our outrage” about “absolutely unacceptabl(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: ‘Politicians won’t have all the knowledge about the different types of gambling, that’s why we need expertise to regulate this industry.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fianna Fáil want to crack down on the self-regulated gambling industry in Ireland if they are to form part of the next government with the party looki(...)

People queueing for coffee in the Phoenix Park last week. Photograph: Collins

Ahead of the June bank holiday weekend and expected warm and sunny weather, the Government has urged the public to avoid spending prolonged periods at(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at a media breifing. File photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The pressure to accelerate the reopening of Ireland is growing; it is audible on the airwaves, and on the streets, where the hum of traffic grows slow(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Dáil has been told that it was time the Government was in charge and started making decisions and not public health advisers. Fianna Fail justice(...)

The Irish Prison Service has said it is trying to accommodate inmates with symptoms in rooms with in-cell showers but that this is not possible in every case.File Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some prisoners awaiting tests for coronavirus are being kept in 24-hour lock-up with no access to showers as prison authorities try to prevent an outb(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaves the GPO in Dublin’s city centre following the annual 1916 Easter commemoration on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The potential cost of the promises made by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in their coalition framework document has caused concern in both of their parliam(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke: Ireland’s fines system has “broken down” because  laws introduced four years ago have no mechanism to ensure people turn up in court. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people not paying fines has trebled since new legislation was brought in to curb the numbers being jailed for non-payment. Newly obtai(...)

Sean Sherlock: ‘It is not feasible to exclude any party from the responsibility to act in the interest of the common good at this time.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Labour TD Seán Sherlock has said the party should enter talks on forming a “time bound” national unity government to deal with the coronavirus. The i(...)

Jim O Callaghan. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The special liquidators of the former Anglo Irish Bank reported suspected criminal offences to the Garda Síochána on five occasions, the Minister for (...)

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