Jim O Callaghan

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Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance Michael D’Arcy said it was the Government’s position that the “recalibration” of awards downwards would involve a number of factors. Photograph: Alan Betson

The high personal injury awards being made by judges in the circuit and district courts is “driving the compo culture in Ireland, ” according to Minis(...)

Some 475 inmates are   at large from Irish prisons. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 475 inmates are currently at large from prisons around the country, authorities have confirmed. While the majority are deemed “technical breache(...)

Paschal Donohoe is Fine Gael’s director of organisation and will be its director of elections for the general election. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is to review general election strategies in constituencies across the country following the local elections, with Ministers suggesting some (...)

Tallaght Garda station has been one of the top five busiest stations in the country for the number of crimes reported each year, reaching 5,200 last year. Photograph:   Frank Miller

The Garda is paying more than €120,000 annually to rent a full floor of a hotel beside one of the Republic’s busiest Garda stations because the statio(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin: The improvement on northside Dublin, allied with more modest improvements south of the Liffey, allows the party look Fine Gael in the eye in the capital. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil will take heart from its performance on local councils around the country, even while it regrets the handling of the party’s campaign in t(...)

The scene of the fatal shooting in the Marigold Road area of Darndale. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

A man shot dead in north Dublin yesterday afternoon outside a primary school and adjoining church was wheeling his baby son in a buggy at the time. J(...)

 Gerald Kean pictured at the Four Courts on Friday  for his  High Court defamation action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court jury, in a majority verdict, has awarded €160,000 damages to solicitor Gerald Kean after finding he was defamed in a newspaper article co(...)

Scene of a double ATM robbery on Main Street, Kells, Co Meath. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

More pressure needs to be put on banks to put tracking devices on their ATM machines to deal with the series of robberies mainly in cross-Border areas(...)

Clare Daly TD: ‘Their inquests have brought the issue of maternal deaths into the public domain and given it the public attention it deserves.’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly became emotional in the Dáil during a debate on legislation to make inquests into maternal deaths mandatory. Ms D(...)

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall, who championed the parental leave legislation in the Dáil, said it was a great relief to see it pass. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas has passed a private member’s Bill to increase the entitlement to unpaid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks in a rare all-party agreeme(...)

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