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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# James Lawless

This year
‘Record number’ of gardaí leaving the force, with at least 150 due to quit this year says GRA
The Joint Committee for engagement on Policing Matters is due to meet in Leinster House later today.
Road access to Castletown House remains open temporarily as OPW and private owners re-engage
The access route was due to be closed permanently today after the owners had moved on plans to develop the grounds.
Private owners of land at Castletown House limit road access to the historic site
One local councillor told The Journal that the state had made a “real error” when it was outbid by private developers this year.
'The war on drugs does not work': Fianna Fáil TDs call for reform to drugs policy
A report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee called for an acceleration of decriminalisation.
All time
Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says
James Lawless described the controversy as a “Fine Gael mess” and insisted: “There’s not a single Fianna Fail-er near this.”
Confusion as HSE claims out-of-hours GP service charging for Covid consultations has received funding
There have been reports that the KDoc service has been charging people for Covid-19 consultations.
'Awful, really frightening': Woman purposefully coughed and spat on by two youths while out walking
Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless is calling for a serious conviction for those found guilty of deliberating trying to spread Covid-19.
Mark Zuckerberg tells TDs that Facebook is working proactively on child protection issues
Three TDs met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin today
TDs to meet Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook Dublin HQ tomorrow to chat about fake news
Social media regulation, transparency in political advertising and the safety of young people online are all up for discussion.
Poll: Should it be mandatory to register all drones?
Dublin Airport yesterday temporarily suspended all flights for 30 minutes due to the sighting of a drone.
Fianna Fáil TD invites Shane Ross to travel with him on public transport to Dublin from the commuter belt
James Lawless said commuters can’t get parking at the train stations and can’t get on carriages in the morning.
Twitter portal to allow election partners flag issues directly during European elections
Fianna Fái’s Bill which seeks tackle political advertising on online media platforms is to be discussed today.
Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics
Fianna Fáil said the new Bill will ensure the government stay within the definition of what is political advertising.
Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.