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#Jim O'Callaghan

# jim-ocallaghan - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 51,041 Views 189 Comments

His comment comes after Mary Lou McDonald said today that Simon Coveney cannot stay on.

# jim-ocallaghan - Friday 9 July, 2021

Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'

Jul 9th 2021, 4:55 PM 35,046 Views 86 Comments

Fianna Fáil does not ‘understand the scale of the problem in housing’ says Jim O’Callaghan.

# jim-ocallaghan - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Pressure on FF's hopeful future leader O’Callaghan to deliver decent vote in Dublin Bay South
# Litmus Test
# Litmus Test

Pressure on FF's hopeful future leader O’Callaghan to deliver decent vote in Dublin Bay South

May 16th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,433 Views 39 Comments

Questions could be asked as to whether O’Callaghan is the right man for the job if the party performs poorly.

# jim-ocallaghan - Friday 29 January, 2021

Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end
# Josh Dunne
# Josh Dunne

Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end

Jan 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 22,242 Views 0 Comments

Deputy O’Callaghan also wants Government to consider increasing the maximum sentence for knife crime.

# jim-ocallaghan - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Stricter tracing of international travellers needed in Ireland to avoid spread of new strain, senator says
# Travel
# Travel

Stricter tracing of international travellers needed in Ireland to avoid spread of new strain, senator says

Dec 20th 2020, 1:31 PM 25,974 Views 42 Comments

Several countries have placed a flight ban on the UK over fears of a new coronavirus variant.

# jim-ocallaghan - Monday 2 November, 2020

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 11,482 Views 15 Comments

We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

# jim-ocallaghan - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'
# Interview
# Interview

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'

Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 41,670 Views 83 Comments

Making the tough decisions in government during a pandemic is not easy, says O’Callaghan.

# jim-ocallaghan - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting
# Parliamentary Party Meeting
# Parliamentary Party Meeting

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting

Sep 17th 2020, 12:01 PM 41,853 Views 60 Comments

O’Callaghan said the Taoiseach is ‘doing a good job’.

# jim-ocallaghan - Saturday 5 September, 2020

The 'oldest street photographer in Dublin' on why it's never too late to change careers
# Fair City
# Fair City

The 'oldest street photographer in Dublin' on why it's never too late to change careers

Sep 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 75,585 Views 0 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan, now 78, went to college in his late 50s and ended up with his dream job.

# jim-ocallaghan - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil TDs suggest all-party 'national government' to tackle Covid-19 threat
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fianna Fáil TDs suggest all-party 'national government' to tackle Covid-19 threat

Mar 8th 2020, 1:27 PM 38,667 Views 96 Comments

A government spokesperson said that any new government wouldn’t make it easier to deal with Covid-19.

# jim-ocallaghan - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jan 29th 2020, 6:53 PM 13,141 Views 39 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

# jim-ocallaghan - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments
# Tweets
# Tweets

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments

Updated Nov 12th 2019, 5:23 PM 25,349 Views 22 Comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee has come under fire in recent days over controversial tweets she posted in the past.

# jim-ocallaghan - Monday 28 October, 2019

'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport

Oct 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,060 Views 35 Comments

Irish Rail has said it is concerned about the “worsening trend” and has undertaken measures to address it.

# jim-ocallaghan - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers

Oct 16th 2019, 9:45 PM 23,405 Views 37 Comments

€18 million was spent on emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in the first nine months of 2019.

# jim-ocallaghan - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Doubling sentences for knife crime to 10 years 'will send a clear message', says Fianna Fáil
# Tougher Sentencing
# Tougher Sentencing

Doubling sentences for knife crime to 10 years 'will send a clear message', says Fianna Fáil

Oct 1st 2019, 12:59 PM 11,467 Views 42 Comments

Fianna Fáil supports the re-introduction of a ‘Bin the Blade’ amnesty.

# jim-ocallaghan - Monday 3 June, 2019

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists

Jun 3rd 2019, 6:00 PM 11,898 Views 20 Comments

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# jim-ocallaghan - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists

May 30th 2019, 9:36 AM 173 Views 1 Comment

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# jim-ocallaghan - Saturday 25 May, 2019

No dedicated Transport Police yet as Minister says extra garda cash 'undoubtedly' benefits transport policing
# Charlie Flanagan
# Charlie Flanagan

No dedicated Transport Police yet as Minister says extra garda cash 'undoubtedly' benefits transport policing

May 25th 2019, 9:00 AM 8,612 Views 18 Comments

Unions and the opposition have called for a dedicated transport police.

# jim-ocallaghan - Monday 13 May, 2019

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan
# FOI
# FOI

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan

May 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 33,420 Views 38 Comments

Plans for the line were changed this year following local opposition on both sides of Dublin.

# jim-ocallaghan - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'
# Timing
# Timing

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'

May 11th 2019, 3:01 PM 15,476 Views 44 Comments

The former minister took part in a heated debate on RTÉ’s Saturday with Katie Hannon this afternoon.

# jim-ocallaghan - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Delayed rollout of local CCTV cameras across the country criticised
# Security
# Security

Delayed rollout of local CCTV cameras across the country criticised

Jan 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,710 Views 13 Comments

Only 20 local CCTV schemes have received government funding despite €1 million being available.

# jim-ocallaghan - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Questions raised over how many of 111 Garda stations without internet have been connected since July
# Pulse
# Pulse

Questions raised over how many of 111 Garda stations without internet have been connected since July

Oct 21st 2018, 6:00 AM 13,118 Views 15 Comments

But Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan has questioned whether the figures can be trusted, and that he would make a complaint.

# jim-ocallaghan - Friday 12 October, 2018

'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders
# All Apologies
# All Apologies

'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders

Oct 12th 2018, 12:18 PM 18,290 Views 94 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have defended their actions of calling for the former Tánaiste’s resignation.

# jim-ocallaghan - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Minister to support 'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting from their crime
# Eamon Lillis
# Eamon Lillis

Minister to support 'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting from their crime

Oct 2nd 2018, 6:00 AM 16,254 Views 23 Comments

The Law Reform Commission recommended changes after the Eamonn Lillis trial.

# jim-ocallaghan - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet
# Sexual Crimes
# Sexual Crimes

Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet

Jul 24th 2018, 8:13 PM 17,387 Views 50 Comments

Currently there is life imprisonment for a male who is convicted of incest, but the sentence is three to seven years for a woman.

# jim-ocallaghan - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell
# Investgation
# Investgation

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell

Jun 12th 2018, 8:48 PM 25,732 Views 20 Comments

Shane O’Farrell was cycling home in 2011 when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for a number of offences.

# jim-ocallaghan - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Electronically tagging 59 prisoners last year cost the State €116,000
# Tagged
# Tagged

Electronically tagging 59 prisoners last year cost the State €116,000

Apr 4th 2018, 6:05 AM 8,776 Views 22 Comments

A total of €116,000 was spent on the system last year.

# jim-ocallaghan - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

There are 38 garda stations in Munster that can't access the Pulse system
# ACCESS DENIED
# ACCESS DENIED

There are 38 garda stations in Munster that can't access the Pulse system

Feb 27th 2018, 9:32 AM 13,613 Views 44 Comments

The system is used widely by the force but 77 stations can’t access it.

# jim-ocallaghan - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Calls for electronic monitoring to be a condition of bail for repeat offenders
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

Calls for electronic monitoring to be a condition of bail for repeat offenders

Nov 25th 2017, 8:30 AM 6,507 Views 29 Comments

‘The ability for criminals to access rural Ireland via the improved motorway network has had a real impact on rural crime.’

# jim-ocallaghan - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'

Nov 8th 2017, 8:49 PM 13,557 Views 53 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.

# jim-ocallaghan - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management

Sep 27th 2017, 10:16 AM 11,494 Views 23 Comments

Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily was in front of the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning.

# jim-ocallaghan - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive

Sep 18th 2017, 5:55 PM 11,193 Views 50 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said investigating such a large number of cases would “cost a huge amount of money”.

# jim-ocallaghan - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?

Sep 17th 2017, 10:39 AM 20,255 Views 67 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that attempting to prosecute individual gardaí would be an exercise in futility.

# jim-ocallaghan - Friday 16 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

Jun 16th 2017, 1:15 PM 51,530 Views 81 Comments

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# jim-ocallaghan - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Fianna Fáil might join forces with Labour for motion of no confidence in Garda management
# Breath Test Scandal
# Breath Test Scandal

Fianna Fáil might join forces with Labour for motion of no confidence in Garda management

Apr 5th 2017, 12:40 PM 8,496 Views 37 Comments

The party said it cannot express confidence in Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan.

# jim-ocallaghan - Friday 17 February, 2017

Moriarty Tribunal will cost another €10m this year, despite taking place 20 years ago
# Neverending Story
# Neverending Story

Moriarty Tribunal will cost another €10m this year, despite taking place 20 years ago

Feb 17th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,680 Views 26 Comments

The money is spent on third party legal fees.

# jim-ocallaghan - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Give Bertie Ahern a break, he's off doing his gardening'
# Flower Power
# Flower Power

'Give Bertie Ahern a break, he's off doing his gardening'

Dec 3rd 2016, 3:30 PM 17,288 Views 82 Comments

“If he applies to join Fianna Fáil, I’ll come back to you.”

# jim-ocallaghan - Monday 28 November, 2016

Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years
# IOU
# IOU

Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years

Nov 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 6,446 Views 12 Comments

6,616 people have been committed to prison thus far in 2016 for non-payment of fines.

# jim-ocallaghan - Friday 7 October, 2016

High Court judge to investigate allegations of wrongdoing related to whistleblower disclosures
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

High Court judge to investigate allegations of wrongdoing related to whistleblower disclosures

Oct 7th 2016, 6:55 PM 9,244 Views 29 Comments

The inquiry will look into allegations of “wrongdoing” concerning recent disclosures.

# jim-ocallaghan - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

People who have paid water charges won't get their money back - Fianna Fáil TD
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

People who have paid water charges won't get their money back - Fianna Fáil TD

May 4th 2016, 10:51 AM 35,606 Views 186 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said we can’t have a situation where people who haven’t paid their bills can tell people who have, ‘Well tough, you shouldn’t have bothered.’

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