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# Niall Collins

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Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping
The party’s crime policy includes increasing the Garda force to 15,000.
You could hear this TD's ringing endorsement of Enda all over Leinster House
Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely
Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…
Sinn Féin hits back at 'cult' allegations
Can you sense a general election coming on?
'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants
Many relate to non-payment of fines.
For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions
Questions about the garda investigation into the tribunal’s findings have not disclosed much information since 2012.
Disaster for Fianna Fáil as prominent Yes Equality campaigner quits
Meanwhile, Senator Averil Power said she was “laughed at and made feel like an eejit” for suggesting colleagues campaign for a Yes vote.
Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president
Spare a thought for Niall Horan.
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ
The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.
TD says garda helicopter causing 'noise pollution' in Dublin at night
Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said gardaí operate a noise reduction policy during night hours.
'Some people have a romantic, bleary-eyed view of cannabis ... They're wrong'
Here’s how Fianna Fáil thinks we can deal with the ‘scourge’ of drugs.
Fianna Fáil's lack of progress is breaking Éamon Ó Cuív's heart
The party’s internal woes continue today.
The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year
… and the gardaí turned most of them down. And no one seems to know why.
More than 700 tourists were mugged last year
Niall Collins asked Frances Fitzgerald to take a walk with him in Dublin city centre to see how common crime is.
Election 2015? Fianna Fáil is selecting general election candidates next week
The Soldiers of Destiny aren’t hanging around…
Gardaí currently have 113,500 arrests waiting to be carried out
The Justice Minister says she accepts that this is unacceptable but adds that most are for minor offences.
Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?
Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.
You'll soon need a licence if you want to be a private investigator
Plans to license the PI industry are being formulated by Data Protection Minister Dara Murphy.
Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge... and nominated James Reilly
The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.
The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin's authority
Analysis: Defiance of the party leader is now a common occurrence in Fianna Fáil and it’s not good in the long run for the former Cabinet minister.
Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint
Pádraig Mac Loclainn said that GSOC had to delay investigating a complaint made by the family of Seamus Doherty due to a lack of cooperation from gardaí in Donegal.
"It's common sense, you don't interfere with the judiciary"
Government and opposition TDs agree that the judiciary should be free of political influence.
Niall Collins admits that asking a judge not to jail a drug dealer was 'a mistake'
Meanwhile, his party leader Micheál Martin says that the Limerick TD’s position IS tenable.
How Niall Collins did nothing wrong, but did himself no favours
Analysis: Niall Collins should not have got involved in the case of a man convicted of serious drug offences – for his own sake.
Micheál Martin: TDs shouldn't involve themselves in criminal proceedings
The Fianna Fáil leader has been reacting to the controversy surrounding his justice spokesperson today.
Niall Collins sent letter to judge to inform him of the suicide of children's mother
The mother of a convicted man’s four children died earlier this year.
Fianna Fáil won't comment on one of its TDs asking a judge not to jail a drug dealer
The party’s justice spokesperson Niall Collins is in the spotlight this morning.
Shatter resignation a lesson for government to "listen to dissenting voices"
Fianna Fáil is now for calling for a road map to “restore this situation to normality”.
Senators' attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails
Fianna Fáil will attempt to bring Marie Whelan before the upper house later today – but they already failed with a similar attempt last week.
"The Taoiseach should explain" - opposition want answers on Kenny delay in telling Shatter about taping
The Taoiseach knew about the issue on Sunday, but didn’t inform the Justice Minister until Monday. Now the opposition would like to know why.
Shatter: I didn't 'recall or remember' Oliver Connolly's €1k donation when I appointed him
The Justice Minister has also admitted that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was invited, but not directed, to engage in the penalty points investigation, and said there was “fault on both sides”.
‘Experienced criminal lawyer’ to examine garda whistleblower’s dossier of allegations
Enda Kenny has said the documents from whistleblower Maurice McCabe contain “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”.
Retired judge to review GSOC surveillance claims and report “within eight weeks”
It comes as Sinn Féin prepares to table a motion calling for the establishment of an independent inquiry into claims that the Garda Ombudman’s headquarters was placed under surveillance.
'I would say to Charlie Flanagan to cop on': Mary Lou hits back at FG chairman over GSOC claims
Claims from Charlie Flanagan that Sinn Féin has undermined the work of a committee chaired by one of its own TDs have drawn sharp criticism today.
Dáil hears alleged conversation: 'If Shatter thinks you're screwing him, you're finished'
Alan Shatter said that suggestions in a transcript, read into the Dáil record last night, that he threatened anyone or authorised threatening were “absolutely outrageous”.
Shatter urged to comment on report of bugging at Garda Ombudsman office
A report today claimed emails, wi-fi and phone systems were hacked and a phone in a conference room at the building was bugged.
Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'
And everyone struggled to keep a straight face in the Dáil this morning…
13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012
The thirteen prisoners had been released from prison early.
'Desperate people are being sucked into this': Controversial property trust criticised
The Dáil has heard that there have been over 500 applications to the State property registration body for the acknowledgement of ‘freeman on the land’.
Shatter needs extra €32 million for gardaí and Magdalene payments
The Justice Minister also said today that An Garda Siochána’s new recruitment campaign will begin next month.