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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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Capricious and out-dated model of inheritance tax hammers families and needs reform

There is an urgent need to reform capital acquisitions tax, the tax levied on gifts and inheritances. Because of the surge in Dublin property prices, many bereaved adult children now risk losing their former family home when their parents die. Inheritance tax is a stealth tax.  The […]

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Unfair and harsh clamping serves no-one

Statement by Fianna Fail Cllr Jim O’Callaghan: On Grafton Street this afternoon (Thursday Jan 8th) a Dublin City Council vehicle used by workers from the waste services division who were carrying out a public service for Dubliners was clamped.  It was not causing an obstruction to traffic and the […]

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Reform of the 30-year rule on release of State papers is a contemporary need

Reform of the 30-year rule on release of State papers is a contemporary need Ireland’s law relating to the release of State papers requires reform. Irish papers are released only when they are 30 years old. This period has always been excessive, but developments in the United […]

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Sinn Féin Needs To Read Bunreacht na hEireann

Sinn Féin Needs To Read Bunreacht na hEireann December 22 2014 Fianna Fail Dublin City Councillor and legal adviser to the Fianna Fail front Bench, Jim O’Callaghan, has called on Sinn Fein to read Bunreacht na hEireann before seeking to invoke its powers.  “Sinn Féin announced over the weekend […]

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Avoid rogue moneylenders – O’Callaghan

Avoid rogue moneylenders – O’Callaghan   If you are using the services of a moneylender this Christmas, avoid rogue moneylenders by asking to see their licence says Dublin City Councillor and Legal Advisor to the Fianna Fail Frontbench Jim O’Callaghan.   “Dublin has the highest concentration of licensed moneylenders in the […]

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Love Ulster march is looking for trouble

Love Ulster march is looking for trouble Frazer firearms licence case raises questions   Sunday, December 14 2014:  Dublin City Councillor and Legal Advisor to the Fianna Fail Frontbench Jim O’Callaghan has called on Willie Frazer to cancel his “Love Ulster” march planned for Dublin. O’Callaghan said there is a real risk […]

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O’Callaghan calls on Dublin residents to support Small Business Saturday 

O’Callaghan calls on Dublin residents to support Small Business Saturday     Government should support FF legislation to reduce the burden of rates on business   “In Dublin the small business and local shop are part of our heritage but sadly they have been disappearing rapidly over the past number […]

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Letter to The Irish Times

Letter to The Irish Times 4 December 2014 Dear Sir,

 During the troubles in Northern Ireland Parliamentary privilege was abused
by some politicians who wanted to generate publicity for themselves and
unfairly target political opponents. In particular, some Unionist
politicians acted as Judge and Jury by naming in the House […]

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The Unexplained €10 Million

THE UNEXPLAINED €10 MILLION. Calls for PAC to investigate – Cllr Jim O’Callaghan   Embargo – December 4th 2014: At this week’s City Council Meeting Fianna Fáil Councillor Jim O’Callaghan highlighted the ongoing waste of public money associated with the Poolbeg Incinerator. The City Council was presented with a report from the […]

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