Jim O'Callaghan

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Jim O Callaghan said : “This second phase of the pandemic is not like the first phase. My concern is the impact this is having not just on young people and children but on the mental health of the elderly and the anxiety levels of the country. We can't have a situation whereby restrictions are brought in, then removed, numbers go back up again. We’ll drive ourselves mad if we keep doing this for another five or six months,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “What we cannot do is to become appeasers of a government that is blatantly engaging in breaches of international law,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “I’m totally addicted, I hate a day to go by when I can’t get out. My normal day is – I’m out in Rathmines, I jump on the bus to South Great George’s Street, I go down Fade Street, Drury Street, Wicklow Street, and over to Grafton Street,” External link

thejournal Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Phil Hogan ) : “In politics you need to be able to see 24 hours, 48 hours down the road. I think when they called upon him [Mr Hogan] to consider his position, the consequence of that was that we were telling the commission that we didn’t have confidence in him,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The culture and identity of northern unionists must be protected in the new island, and more work needs to be done on that," External link

RTERadio Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : "The country and Government would have benefited had these portfolios been divided between the two main parties of Government," External link

herald-ie Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “this was not just an attack on one individual; it was an attack on civilised society” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “We need to send out the message loud and clear that we will simply not tolerate this brutal brand of criminality against members of An Garda Síochana,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “this was not just an attack on one individual; it was an attack on civilised society” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “We need to send out the message loud and clear that we will simply not tolerate this brutal brand of criminality against members of An Garda Síochana,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “We need to send out the message loud and clear that we will simply not tolerate this brutal brand of criminality against members of An Garda Síochana,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “this was not just an attack on one individual; it was an attack on civilised society” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : "The brutal killing of a member of An Garda Síochána in the line of duty is appalling. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The garda detective was shot dead while working to keep his community safe. “I want to express my sadness at the loss of a Garda serving in the line of duty. It reminds us that members of An Garda Siochána display courage and bravery every day in their work in communities across Ireland. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles “This was not just an attack on one individual; it was an attack on civilised society. We need to send out the message loud and clear that we will simply not tolerate this brutal brand of criminality against members of An Garda Síochana. “My deepest sympathies go to family, and friends of the garda detective killed in such a senseless manner. My thoughts are also with his colleagues and all members An Garda Síochána at this time" External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Acts of violence and attacks on members of An Garda Síochana homes will not be tolerated and anyone connected to such criminality must face the full force of the law,” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 8, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : "We need as many members of An Garda Siochana as possible on our streets tackling crime, and protecting our citizens. " External link

irishmirror Friday, March 20, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : "The incidence of knife crime in Ireland has increased in recent years and a clear message needs to be sent out that carrying knives for violent purposes is completely unacceptable," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “we should be certainly looking at flight bans” External link

thejournal Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “We gave an assurance prior to the election to the electorate that we wouldn't go into coalition with Sinn Féin. And I don't think it is tenable now for us to change our policy in respect of that” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It is a very diverse constituency but even in the more affluent areas the issues of housing came up repeatedly. People in affluent areas were complaining about the cost of rent, the inability of their children to be able to buy a house. "Everywhere you went there were people in their 30s at home living with their parents for a while trying to save for a deposit. In the inner city there is a huge crisis in social housing” External link

independent-ie Monday, February 10, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I’m asked to do a job in the same way... if a patient goes in to Dr James Reilly or into Dr Leo Varadkar and sought treatment that patient is entitled and would get the best treatment from those doctors because they’re acting professionally. " External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I am not allowed to comment on individual cases. " External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Regina Doherty ) : "Regina you talk about a conflict of interest. You can’t state what it is. People come to me all the time looking for legal advice" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "My views on Sinn Féin are unaffected by any representation I ever did for members of Sinn Féin just as my views of your party unaffected by the representation I did for members of your party. " External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “What it reveals is that whenever there is a conflict between the interests of a family seeking justice on the one hand, and the interests of the Provisional IRA or people involved in crime on the other hand, Sinn Féin will always opt for the latter,” External link

irishtimes Friday, February 7, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Joe Rafferty ) : “The family of Joe Rafferty is entitled to get justice. No one has been brought before the courts for the murder of Joe Rafferty. It is incumbent on any person who has information concerning his killing to bring that information to the Garda Síochána” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “The reason we believe a gambing regulator is necessary is that it would be able to put forward proposals that would properly regulate an industry that, being frank, is making money off the misery of problem gambling of vulnerable people” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “People are living in fear within their own communities and these thugs carrying out these acts of violence must be stopped,” External link

thejournal Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “In recent weeks in Ireland, gangland violence has reached new levels with the horrific murder of a 17-year-old child,” External link

thejournal Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

newsandstar Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

thecourier Friday, January 17, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

worcesternews Friday, January 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, January 17, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

yorkpress Friday, January 17, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Veronica Guerin ) : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” “It happened with the murder of (journalist) Veronica Guerin (in 1996), and people are so horrified by the brutality of this crime that I believe that there is going to be a turning point, but we can’t expect people on their own to do this, it is leaders in this country who have to stand up to these thugs, and we need to strength our gangland laws to take them on because in the past nine years there have not been any laws introduced to confront gangland crime” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 17, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, January 17, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "We are calling on all parties in Dáil Éireann to put politics to one side, to wake up to the abuse of children that is ongoing by these gangs and to get behind this Bill" External link

independent-ie Friday, January 17, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “This report has found that children as young as 12 years of age are being groomed into gangs in the south inner city. It makes for disturbing reading” External link

dublinpeople Monday, January 6, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “You will have people go through parking lots and one by one check cars to see if they’re unlocked,” External link

wkbw Friday, December 20, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Why don’t you shop around a bit?” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “This report has found that children as young as 12 years of age are being groomed into gangs in the south inner city,” External link

dublinpeople Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “We are calling on all parties in Dáil Éireann to put politics to one side, to wake up to the abuse of children that is ongoing by these gangs and to get behind this Bill,” External link

dublinpeople Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “For instance, they were not aware of the fact that the statements that they provide to the Garda , or the statements of other people supporting them, will be provided to the accused, as they must be,” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “For instance, they were not aware of the fact that the statements that they provide to the Garda, or the statements of other people supporting them, will be provided to the accused, as they must be,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “For instance, they were not aware of the fact that the statements that they provide to the Garda, or the statements of other people supporting them, will be provided to the accused, as they must be,” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “For instance, they were not aware of the fact that the statements that they provide to the Garda, or the statements of other people supporting them, will be provided to the accused, as they must be,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “the long and the short of it is Lorraine is responsible for her own tweets, for her own statements” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “We’re very good in this country at running campaigns. For instance, we ran very effective campaigns on behalf of road safety, the dangers of speeding, the dangers of drink driving. I think we need campaigns as well to warn people of the long-term dangers to taking drugs” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I'm extremely concerned about what's happened, not just in Achill but in recent months in places as you mentioned such as Oughterard, Rooskey and Moville. " External link

independent-ie-regional Friday, November 1, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Tell them the dangers of speeding, wear your seat belt and don’t drive distracted,” “Combined with driver inexperience, any one of those things can be seriously fatal or that’s what’s going to get them in some sort of collision” External link

wivb Monday, October 21, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "If you're coming from another state, you may not be able to lawfully possess that weapon or pistol here in New York," External link

wkbw Monday, October 21, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Peter Donnelly ) : “His death and the death last June in Dublin of Peter Donnelly reveal the danger faced by homeless people on the streets, ” External link

thejournal Monday, October 14, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Let’s look at the opposition to Direct Provision. One of the arguments is that keeping people there for long periods of time is inhumane. I agree with that,” “One of the benefits of a fostering system is that people could be brought into family units, they wouldn’t be concentrated in one or two areas like in Oughterard” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It could be an incentive for people to take in families. A lot of Irish people are well-intentioned but also they’d get a financial return for it,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “closely scrutinised so you don’t have people taking advantage” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “When people say we need abolish Direct Provision we need to recognise those people have to be given accommodation,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I am concerned 1,389 people are staying in hotels and guest houses while their applications for international protection are being processed” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “But we know from other areas where direct provision centres have been placed that they have worked out quite well as time has gone on” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “But we know from other areas where direct provision centres have been placed that they have worked out quite well as time has gone on” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan says : “His status as an outsider helped in calming a very difficult relationship that had developed between politics and policing” External link

irishtimes Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:26:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “We must never allow a return to violence in the border region. It is imperative that political leaders in Dublin, London, and Belfast work together to protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace it has brought to our island,” External link

irishmirror Monday, August 19, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Garda Commissioner Drew Harris deserves to be commended for taking the lead in seeking to acknowledge the wrongdoing of An Garda Síochána in this act,” “The Government should now acknowledge the State’s wrongdoing and apologise to the [former] garda on behalf of the State for what was, on any analysis, an unfair and shameful dismissal” External link

irishtimes Friday, August 9, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “We need to draft amending legislation to change it, to ensure that people who are applying can deal with the ordinary issues in life. People have to go away for work sometimes, they go away for holidays. I think the way the state has applied it is the correct way and we just need to reflect that in new legislation” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 19, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Funding for vital projects within An Garda Síochána has been diverted to cover costs incurred by the recent visit of US president Donald Trump,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : "There is an €11m hole in the policing budget which can only be met in one of two ways, cuts to valuable projects which improve outcomes for policing, or by the Government stepping in to meet these costs" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "Unfortunately, the current bail laws are not strong enough and need to be reformed," External link

herald-ie Monday, June 24, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “The judicial council Bill will enable judges to set thresholds for personal injuries awards,” “However, that process has already commenced and is being implemented as a result of these recent decisions of the Court of Appeal” External link

irishtimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The increased seizure of knives reveals that many young men think it is acceptable to carry knives," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “The increased seizure of knives reveals that many young men think it is acceptable to carry knives. It is important that people are aware that carrying knives for no lawful purpose is not permitted and will be severely punished,” “At present, the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 imposes a maximum sentence of five years and/or. a fine for carrying a knife that is intended to incapacitate or injure another person. The maximum sentence needs to be increased so that there is a real deterrent for carrying knives in public,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I’m astonished the government sees themselves as being able to go ahead with it” External link

thejournal Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The increased criminality, particularly from gangs targeting ATM machines, means that extra resources in the northern region are required. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I just think we need to be careful,” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 15, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I just think we need to be careful," External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 15, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I just think we need to be careful,” External link

waterford-news Monday, April 15, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "We have been calling for this for a long time. We proposed legislation last year that sought the establishment of an independent authority," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I hope the legislation will be advanced by the Government very promptly, because as we know the Government brought forward legislation in 2013 and nothing happened with that legislation since," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan explained : “Although the crime of familicide has happened in Ireland, we really have not adequately responded to it. Traditionally what happens is when tragic murders, such as that, happen, the gardaí go to the place of the crime and they quickly go to the person responsible to see if they are also dead. Consequently, the only statements that are taken by an Garda Síochána are statements in respect of the people who discovered the tragic scene when they entered the house,” External link

beat102103 Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Are Fianna Fáil calling her to resign? We are not. We do recognised that what she said was completely inappropriate,” External link

irishtimes Friday, March 8, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Colm Fox ) : "These steps could be taken even if it is not possible to put that information into the public domain," "I am conscious that because of the circumstances of the death of Det Supt Fox and out of respect for his family, it may not be possible to put all relevant information into the public domain" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 22, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "If Government ministers want gardai to stop policing certain laws, they should seek to change those laws rather than criticising the gardai for doing their job," External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It’s a complicated scheme…it’s very difficult to do. That’s partly the reason why numbers are so low,” External link

thejournal Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It’s unacceptable for Government, it’s unacceptable for legislators like myself to ignore the statistical evidence,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It is most welcome that my legislation to give more powers to the Policing Authority will now go to committee stage” External link

irishexaminer Friday, November 17, 2017 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I see no reason why we shouldn’t keep trying to evolve our laws and send out a message that it is unacceptable to discriminate on basis you come from a disadvantaged area,” External link

thejournal Thursday, November 9, 2017 1:52:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The inflation of breath tests was so prevalent throughout the force that it can and should be viewed as being a practice, rather than emanating from isolated incidents," "If individual gardai are to be disciplined then it will require a full review of all 523,000 roadside checkpoints and the taped recordings of information communicated by gardai to the Garda information services centre after each of those checkpoints," External link

independent-ie Sunday, September 17, 2017 5:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Síochána ) : "I would like to thank Nóirín O'Sullivan for her many years of public service and wish her well in her retirement. Her resignation means there has been some accountability within An Garda Síochána for the 1.5 million false breath tests recorded on the Garda Pulse system," External link

independent-ie Monday, September 11, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "It is therefore important that Nóirín O’Sullivan is replaced by somebody who is not already tainted by the current scandals engulfing An Garda Síochána. “Therefore Sinn Féin favours the appointment of somebody from a different jurisdiction. “Above all garda reform requires a government that is prepared to act to implement the required changes needed restore public confidence”. FIANNA FAIL. Responding to the resignation of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan has welcomed the move saying it paves the way for a new chapter for An Garda Síochána. “I would like to thank Nóirín O’Sullivan for her many years of public service and wish her well in her retirement. Her resignation means there has been some accountability within An Garda Síochána for the 1.5 million false breath tests recorded on the Garda Pulse system" External link

breakingnews-ie Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "It is therefore important that Nóirín O’Sullivan is replaced by somebody who is not already tainted by the current scandals engulfing An Garda Síochána. “Therefore Sinn Féin favours the appointment of somebody from a different jurisdiction. “Above all garda reform requires a government that is prepared to act to implement the required changes needed restore public confidence”. FIANNA FAIL. Responding to the resignation of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan has welcomed the move saying it paves the way for a new chapter for An Garda Síochána. “I would like to thank Nóirín O’Sullivan for her many years of public service and wish her well in her retirement. Her resignation means there has been some accountability within An Garda Síochána for the 1.5 million false breath tests recorded on the Garda Pulse system" External link

breakingnews-ie Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:44:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "Up to now we thought there was just 939,000 false breath tests published on the PULSE system. It now appears for the two years prior to those years there’s now an extra half a million. So we have a bigger problem than what we thought" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 6, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “Our picturesque and dog-friendly strand is popular among all in the community and many use it on a daily basis,” External link

dublinpeople Friday, March 3, 2017 7:34:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “Fianna Fáil has long maintained that the response to this issue must have the full support of the McCabe family. Accordingly we fully support their call for a public inquiry to be conducted into this matter. We also believe a public inquiry will benefit An Garda Síochána and the general public,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:14:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I thought it was inappropriate and I thought it was unfair. And it was unfair to the Garda Commissioner but it was also even more unfair to Sgt McCabe," External link

RTERadio Thursday, February 9, 2017 4:08:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Peter Charleton ) : “Fianna Fáil has been clear in saying that such an investigation is needed. We now look forward to Judge Peter Charleton working towards a speedy conclusion to his investigation so that we can get to the truth of these matters as soon as possible” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, February 8, 2017 8:07:00 AM EAT



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Regina Doherty claimed ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : "Jim was desperately attempting to be a TD in 2015 and always knew he was going to be on the ticket" "You have to ask yourself the question can you trust Fianna Fáil when they tell you that they won’t go into government with Sinn Fein," External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Regina Doherty said ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : "A barrister is also justified in refusing a case where there is a conflict of interest arises or likely to arise and I think Jim in fairness in 2015 you were on the ticket to be a Fianna Fáil TD" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Regina Doherty said ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : “Jim was desperately attempting to be a TD in 2015 and always knew he was going to be on the ticket” “It is about whether people can trust Fianna Fail when they say they won’t go into government with Sinn Fein,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 7, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Frances Fitzgerald said ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : "The engagement between the Tánaiste and Deputy O'Callaghan last Wednesday was constructive throughout and entirely focused on ensuring that a commission of investigation would establish the full truth. " External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Frances Fitzgerald said ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : "The engagement between the Tánaiste and Deputy O'Callaghan last Wednesday was constructive throughout and entirely focused on ensuring that a commission of investigation would establish the full truth. " External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:59:00 AM EAT

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Jim O Callaghan said : “This second phase of the pandemic is not like the first phase. My concern is the impact this is having not just on young people and children but on the mental health of the elderly and the anxiety levels of the country. We can't have a situation whereby restrictions are brought in, then removed, numbers go back up again. We’ll drive ourselves mad if we keep doing this for another five or six months,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “What we cannot do is to become appeasers of a government that is blatantly engaging in breaches of international law,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “I’m totally addicted, I hate a day to go by when I can’t get out. My normal day is – I’m out in Rathmines, I jump on the bus to South Great George’s Street, I go down Fade Street, Drury Street, Wicklow Street, and over to Grafton Street,” External link

thejournal Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Phil Hogan ) : “In politics you need to be able to see 24 hours, 48 hours down the road. I think when they called upon him [Mr Hogan] to consider his position, the consequence of that was that we were telling the commission that we didn’t have confidence in him,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The culture and identity of northern unionists must be protected in the new island, and more work needs to be done on that," External link

RTERadio Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : "The country and Government would have benefited had these portfolios been divided between the two main parties of Government," External link

herald-ie Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “this was not just an attack on one individual; it was an attack on civilised society” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “We need to send out the message loud and clear that we will simply not tolerate this brutal brand of criminality against members of An Garda Síochana,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “this was not just an attack on one individual; it was an attack on civilised society” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “We need to send out the message loud and clear that we will simply not tolerate this brutal brand of criminality against members of An Garda Síochana,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “We need to send out the message loud and clear that we will simply not tolerate this brutal brand of criminality against members of An Garda Síochana,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “this was not just an attack on one individual; it was an attack on civilised society” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : "The brutal killing of a member of An Garda Síochána in the line of duty is appalling. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The garda detective was shot dead while working to keep his community safe. “I want to express my sadness at the loss of a Garda serving in the line of duty. It reminds us that members of An Garda Siochána display courage and bravery every day in their work in communities across Ireland. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles “This was not just an attack on one individual; it was an attack on civilised society. We need to send out the message loud and clear that we will simply not tolerate this brutal brand of criminality against members of An Garda Síochana. “My deepest sympathies go to family, and friends of the garda detective killed in such a senseless manner. My thoughts are also with his colleagues and all members An Garda Síochána at this time" External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Acts of violence and attacks on members of An Garda Síochana homes will not be tolerated and anyone connected to such criminality must face the full force of the law,” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 8, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : "We need as many members of An Garda Siochana as possible on our streets tackling crime, and protecting our citizens. " External link

irishmirror Friday, March 20, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : "The incidence of knife crime in Ireland has increased in recent years and a clear message needs to be sent out that carrying knives for violent purposes is completely unacceptable," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “we should be certainly looking at flight bans” External link

thejournal Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “We gave an assurance prior to the election to the electorate that we wouldn't go into coalition with Sinn Féin. And I don't think it is tenable now for us to change our policy in respect of that” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It is a very diverse constituency but even in the more affluent areas the issues of housing came up repeatedly. People in affluent areas were complaining about the cost of rent, the inability of their children to be able to buy a house. "Everywhere you went there were people in their 30s at home living with their parents for a while trying to save for a deposit. In the inner city there is a huge crisis in social housing” External link

independent-ie Monday, February 10, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I’m asked to do a job in the same way... if a patient goes in to Dr James Reilly or into Dr Leo Varadkar and sought treatment that patient is entitled and would get the best treatment from those doctors because they’re acting professionally. " External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I am not allowed to comment on individual cases. " External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Regina Doherty ) : "Regina you talk about a conflict of interest. You can’t state what it is. People come to me all the time looking for legal advice" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "My views on Sinn Féin are unaffected by any representation I ever did for members of Sinn Féin just as my views of your party unaffected by the representation I did for members of your party. " External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “What it reveals is that whenever there is a conflict between the interests of a family seeking justice on the one hand, and the interests of the Provisional IRA or people involved in crime on the other hand, Sinn Féin will always opt for the latter,” External link

irishtimes Friday, February 7, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Joe Rafferty ) : “The family of Joe Rafferty is entitled to get justice. No one has been brought before the courts for the murder of Joe Rafferty. It is incumbent on any person who has information concerning his killing to bring that information to the Garda Síochána” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “The reason we believe a gambing regulator is necessary is that it would be able to put forward proposals that would properly regulate an industry that, being frank, is making money off the misery of problem gambling of vulnerable people” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “People are living in fear within their own communities and these thugs carrying out these acts of violence must be stopped,” External link

thejournal Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “In recent weeks in Ireland, gangland violence has reached new levels with the horrific murder of a 17-year-old child,” External link

thejournal Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

newsandstar Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

thecourier Friday, January 17, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

worcesternews Friday, January 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, January 17, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

yorkpress Friday, January 17, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Veronica Guerin ) : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” “It happened with the murder of (journalist) Veronica Guerin (in 1996), and people are so horrified by the brutality of this crime that I believe that there is going to be a turning point, but we can’t expect people on their own to do this, it is leaders in this country who have to stand up to these thugs, and we need to strength our gangland laws to take them on because in the past nine years there have not been any laws introduced to confront gangland crime” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 17, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I do think it is a turning point, sometimes there are crimes that are so horrific, that outrage people so much, that they give rise to a turn in public sentiment, and more importantly political activity,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, January 17, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "We are calling on all parties in Dáil Éireann to put politics to one side, to wake up to the abuse of children that is ongoing by these gangs and to get behind this Bill" External link

independent-ie Friday, January 17, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “This report has found that children as young as 12 years of age are being groomed into gangs in the south inner city. It makes for disturbing reading” External link

dublinpeople Monday, January 6, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “You will have people go through parking lots and one by one check cars to see if they’re unlocked,” External link

wkbw Friday, December 20, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Why don’t you shop around a bit?” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “This report has found that children as young as 12 years of age are being groomed into gangs in the south inner city,” External link

dublinpeople Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “We are calling on all parties in Dáil Éireann to put politics to one side, to wake up to the abuse of children that is ongoing by these gangs and to get behind this Bill,” External link

dublinpeople Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “For instance, they were not aware of the fact that the statements that they provide to the Garda , or the statements of other people supporting them, will be provided to the accused, as they must be,” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “For instance, they were not aware of the fact that the statements that they provide to the Garda, or the statements of other people supporting them, will be provided to the accused, as they must be,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “For instance, they were not aware of the fact that the statements that they provide to the Garda, or the statements of other people supporting them, will be provided to the accused, as they must be,” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan told : “For instance, they were not aware of the fact that the statements that they provide to the Garda, or the statements of other people supporting them, will be provided to the accused, as they must be,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “the long and the short of it is Lorraine is responsible for her own tweets, for her own statements” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “We’re very good in this country at running campaigns. For instance, we ran very effective campaigns on behalf of road safety, the dangers of speeding, the dangers of drink driving. I think we need campaigns as well to warn people of the long-term dangers to taking drugs” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I'm extremely concerned about what's happened, not just in Achill but in recent months in places as you mentioned such as Oughterard, Rooskey and Moville. " External link

independent-ie-regional Friday, November 1, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Tell them the dangers of speeding, wear your seat belt and don’t drive distracted,” “Combined with driver inexperience, any one of those things can be seriously fatal or that’s what’s going to get them in some sort of collision” External link

wivb Monday, October 21, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "If you're coming from another state, you may not be able to lawfully possess that weapon or pistol here in New York," External link

wkbw Monday, October 21, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Peter Donnelly ) : “His death and the death last June in Dublin of Peter Donnelly reveal the danger faced by homeless people on the streets, ” External link

thejournal Monday, October 14, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Let’s look at the opposition to Direct Provision. One of the arguments is that keeping people there for long periods of time is inhumane. I agree with that,” “One of the benefits of a fostering system is that people could be brought into family units, they wouldn’t be concentrated in one or two areas like in Oughterard” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It could be an incentive for people to take in families. A lot of Irish people are well-intentioned but also they’d get a financial return for it,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “closely scrutinised so you don’t have people taking advantage” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “When people say we need abolish Direct Provision we need to recognise those people have to be given accommodation,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I am concerned 1,389 people are staying in hotels and guest houses while their applications for international protection are being processed” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “But we know from other areas where direct provision centres have been placed that they have worked out quite well as time has gone on” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “But we know from other areas where direct provision centres have been placed that they have worked out quite well as time has gone on” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan says : “His status as an outsider helped in calming a very difficult relationship that had developed between politics and policing” External link

irishtimes Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:26:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “We must never allow a return to violence in the border region. It is imperative that political leaders in Dublin, London, and Belfast work together to protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace it has brought to our island,” External link

irishmirror Monday, August 19, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Garda Commissioner Drew Harris deserves to be commended for taking the lead in seeking to acknowledge the wrongdoing of An Garda Síochána in this act,” “The Government should now acknowledge the State’s wrongdoing and apologise to the [former] garda on behalf of the State for what was, on any analysis, an unfair and shameful dismissal” External link

irishtimes Friday, August 9, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “We need to draft amending legislation to change it, to ensure that people who are applying can deal with the ordinary issues in life. People have to go away for work sometimes, they go away for holidays. I think the way the state has applied it is the correct way and we just need to reflect that in new legislation” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 19, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Funding for vital projects within An Garda Síochána has been diverted to cover costs incurred by the recent visit of US president Donald Trump,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : "There is an €11m hole in the policing budget which can only be met in one of two ways, cuts to valuable projects which improve outcomes for policing, or by the Government stepping in to meet these costs" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "Unfortunately, the current bail laws are not strong enough and need to be reformed," External link

herald-ie Monday, June 24, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “The judicial council Bill will enable judges to set thresholds for personal injuries awards,” “However, that process has already commenced and is being implemented as a result of these recent decisions of the Court of Appeal” External link

irishtimes Friday, June 7, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The increased seizure of knives reveals that many young men think it is acceptable to carry knives," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “The increased seizure of knives reveals that many young men think it is acceptable to carry knives. It is important that people are aware that carrying knives for no lawful purpose is not permitted and will be severely punished,” “At present, the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 imposes a maximum sentence of five years and/or. a fine for carrying a knife that is intended to incapacitate or injure another person. The maximum sentence needs to be increased so that there is a real deterrent for carrying knives in public,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I’m astonished the government sees themselves as being able to go ahead with it” External link

thejournal Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The increased criminality, particularly from gangs targeting ATM machines, means that extra resources in the northern region are required. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I just think we need to be careful,” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 15, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I just think we need to be careful," External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 15, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I just think we need to be careful,” External link

waterford-news Monday, April 15, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "We have been calling for this for a long time. We proposed legislation last year that sought the establishment of an independent authority," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I hope the legislation will be advanced by the Government very promptly, because as we know the Government brought forward legislation in 2013 and nothing happened with that legislation since," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan explained : “Although the crime of familicide has happened in Ireland, we really have not adequately responded to it. Traditionally what happens is when tragic murders, such as that, happen, the gardaí go to the place of the crime and they quickly go to the person responsible to see if they are also dead. Consequently, the only statements that are taken by an Garda Síochána are statements in respect of the people who discovered the tragic scene when they entered the house,” External link

beat102103 Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “Are Fianna Fáil calling her to resign? We are not. We do recognised that what she said was completely inappropriate,” External link

irishtimes Friday, March 8, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Colm Fox ) : "These steps could be taken even if it is not possible to put that information into the public domain," "I am conscious that because of the circumstances of the death of Det Supt Fox and out of respect for his family, it may not be possible to put all relevant information into the public domain" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 22, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "If Government ministers want gardai to stop policing certain laws, they should seek to change those laws rather than criticising the gardai for doing their job," External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It’s a complicated scheme…it’s very difficult to do. That’s partly the reason why numbers are so low,” External link

thejournal Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It’s unacceptable for Government, it’s unacceptable for legislators like myself to ignore the statistical evidence,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “It is most welcome that my legislation to give more powers to the Policing Authority will now go to committee stage” External link

irishexaminer Friday, November 17, 2017 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : “I see no reason why we shouldn’t keep trying to evolve our laws and send out a message that it is unacceptable to discriminate on basis you come from a disadvantaged area,” External link

thejournal Thursday, November 9, 2017 1:52:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "The inflation of breath tests was so prevalent throughout the force that it can and should be viewed as being a practice, rather than emanating from isolated incidents," "If individual gardai are to be disciplined then it will require a full review of all 523,000 roadside checkpoints and the taped recordings of information communicated by gardai to the Garda information services centre after each of those checkpoints," External link

independent-ie Sunday, September 17, 2017 5:15:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about An Garda Síochána ) : "I would like to thank Nóirín O'Sullivan for her many years of public service and wish her well in her retirement. Her resignation means there has been some accountability within An Garda Síochána for the 1.5 million false breath tests recorded on the Garda Pulse system," External link

independent-ie Monday, September 11, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "It is therefore important that Nóirín O’Sullivan is replaced by somebody who is not already tainted by the current scandals engulfing An Garda Síochána. “Therefore Sinn Féin favours the appointment of somebody from a different jurisdiction. “Above all garda reform requires a government that is prepared to act to implement the required changes needed restore public confidence”. FIANNA FAIL. Responding to the resignation of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan has welcomed the move saying it paves the way for a new chapter for An Garda Síochána. “I would like to thank Nóirín O’Sullivan for her many years of public service and wish her well in her retirement. Her resignation means there has been some accountability within An Garda Síochána for the 1.5 million false breath tests recorded on the Garda Pulse system" External link

breakingnews-ie Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "It is therefore important that Nóirín O’Sullivan is replaced by somebody who is not already tainted by the current scandals engulfing An Garda Síochána. “Therefore Sinn Féin favours the appointment of somebody from a different jurisdiction. “Above all garda reform requires a government that is prepared to act to implement the required changes needed restore public confidence”. FIANNA FAIL. Responding to the resignation of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan has welcomed the move saying it paves the way for a new chapter for An Garda Síochána. “I would like to thank Nóirín O’Sullivan for her many years of public service and wish her well in her retirement. Her resignation means there has been some accountability within An Garda Síochána for the 1.5 million false breath tests recorded on the Garda Pulse system" External link

breakingnews-ie Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:44:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "Up to now we thought there was just 939,000 false breath tests published on the PULSE system. It now appears for the two years prior to those years there’s now an extra half a million. So we have a bigger problem than what we thought" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 6, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “Our picturesque and dog-friendly strand is popular among all in the community and many use it on a daily basis,” External link

dublinpeople Friday, March 3, 2017 7:34:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan added : “Fianna Fáil has long maintained that the response to this issue must have the full support of the McCabe family. Accordingly we fully support their call for a public inquiry to be conducted into this matter. We also believe a public inquiry will benefit An Garda Síochána and the general public,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:14:00 AM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said : "I thought it was inappropriate and I thought it was unfair. And it was unfair to the Garda Commissioner but it was also even more unfair to Sgt McCabe," External link

RTERadio Thursday, February 9, 2017 4:08:00 PM EAT

Jim O Callaghan said ( about Peter Charleton ) : “Fianna Fáil has been clear in saying that such an investigation is needed. We now look forward to Judge Peter Charleton working towards a speedy conclusion to his investigation so that we can get to the truth of these matters as soon as possible” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, February 8, 2017 8:07:00 AM EAT



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Regina Doherty claimed ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : "Jim was desperately attempting to be a TD in 2015 and always knew he was going to be on the ticket" "You have to ask yourself the question can you trust Fianna Fáil when they tell you that they won’t go into government with Sinn Fein," External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Regina Doherty said ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : "A barrister is also justified in refusing a case where there is a conflict of interest arises or likely to arise and I think Jim in fairness in 2015 you were on the ticket to be a Fianna Fáil TD" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 7, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Regina Doherty said ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : “Jim was desperately attempting to be a TD in 2015 and always knew he was going to be on the ticket” “It is about whether people can trust Fianna Fail when they say they won’t go into government with Sinn Fein,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 7, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Frances Fitzgerald said ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : "The engagement between the Tánaiste and Deputy O'Callaghan last Wednesday was constructive throughout and entirely focused on ensuring that a commission of investigation would establish the full truth. " External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Frances Fitzgerald said ( about Jim O Callaghan ) : "The engagement between the Tánaiste and Deputy O'Callaghan last Wednesday was constructive throughout and entirely focused on ensuring that a commission of investigation would establish the full truth. " External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:59:00 AM EAT