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€1.2 million spent on removing graffiti in Dublin – need for a greater focus on community service

More than €1.2 million has been spent by Dublin City Council on removing graffiti from city buildings and infrastructure since 2010 according to figures released to Cllr Jim O’Callaghan. O’Callaghan suggests a greater focus on the use of community service orders under the State’s Community Return Programme […]

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Marriage equality referendum – thank you

I want to thank all those members of Fianna Fáil in Dublin Bay South who helped ensure that the marriage equality amendment was passed. It is particularly pleasing that our constituency recorded the highest Yes vote in the country. The campaigning by people who were not members […]

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Government parties run the most inept referendum campaign in the history of the State

Government parties run the most inept referendum campaign in the history of the State Statement by the Legal Advisor to the Fianna Fail front bench and Dublin City Cllr. Jim O’Callaghan May 11, 2015 “The forthcoming referendum seeking an amendment to the constitutional requirement that presidential candidates […]

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Renua’s plan to publish AG’s advice is misguided – Irish Times 25 March 2015

Opinion piece by Jim O’Callaghan When launching Renua Ireland, Lucinda Creighton stated that the party wanted a new concept of open government. She said that one of these new concepts was that the advice given by the Attorney General to Cabinet should be made “publicly available”. This […]

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Time to take the politics out of the parole system

Letter published in The Irish Times 11 February 2015 Dear Sir, 

Dr Diarmuid Griffin’s research published in this newspaper yesterday 
offers a timely opportunity for the Government to take appropriate action
 to improve the integrity of our criminal justice system.  A body which 
performs functions as important […]

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Another Love Ulster March is dangerous and inappropriate

In March 2006 a Love Ulster march took place in Dublin. It resulted in violence on the streets of the capital, with fourteen people being hospitalised and significant damage being done to property in O’Connell Street and the surrounding areas. That Love Ulster march was organised, in […]

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O’Callaghan has called on Willie Frazer to cancel his “Love Ulster” march

Dublin City Councillor and Legal Adviser to the Fianna Fail Frontbench Jim O’Callaghan has called on Willie Frazer to cancel his “Love Ulster” march planned for next month in Dublin. O’Callaghan has tabled a motion to present before the meeting of Dublin City Council tonight seeking the support of the […]

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Prisoners, Parole and Politics don’t mix

Prisoners sentenced to eight years or more are eligible for parole in Ireland. However, those serving sentences for certain offences, such as the murder of a member of An Garda Síochána or the Prison Service in the course of their duty, are excluded from the process.   […]

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O’Callaghan to raise scrapping of fire and accident call-out charges

Review of DFB fire call-out charge needed  Today marks the third anniversary of the introduction by Dublin City Council of fire and road accident call-out charges for Dublin householders. Fianna Fail Cllr Jim O’Callaghan says it’s a timely opportunity for a review of the charge which he says is too […]

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O’Callaghan Calls for reform of archaic Landlord and Tenant Laws at DCC meeting 

Fianna Fail Dublin City Councillor, Jim O’Callaghan, has called for the introduction of new Landlord and Tenant Laws to bring them in line with other European States. During the debate on the Homelessness Plan at the Dublin City Council meeting last night O’Callaghan raised the issue and said that one of […]

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