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#Jim O'Callaghan

# jim-ocallaghan - Monday 2 November, 2020

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

€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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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'

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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'

“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

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

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

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.’

# jim-ocallaghan - Friday 19 February, 2016

O'Callaghan vs. Rock: Which one of these two can we trust?

In our fifth High Table Election Debate, it’s Fianna Fáil against Fine Gael.

# jim-ocallaghan - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Will increased Dart frequency make traffic in Dublin worse?

Irish Rail has said better public transport is the only solution to traffic congestion.

# jim-ocallaghan - Monday 15 June, 2015

Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016

The party will hold the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin during the 1916 commemorations.

# jim-ocallaghan - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil

Linda O’Shea Farren, who failed to get elected to Dublin City Council last year, is seeking the Fine Gael nomination in Dublin Bay South.

# jim-ocallaghan - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Gardaí met with Willie Frazer over his plans to march in Dublin

He has reportedly been given the green light.

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