Jim O’Callaghan: Flight Path Of A Legal Eagle

A high-profile barrister, O’Callaghan is also seen as Fianna Fáil leader in waiting

1st October, 2017
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Jim O’Callaghan outside Leinster House: ‘There is far too much outrage in politics’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

It’s just before 10am when Jim O’Callaghan walks into the Fianna Fáil tent on day one of rural Ireland’s answer to Woodstock, the Ploughing Championships. This is one of the last places you would expect to find a Cambridge-educated, rugby-playing TD and barrister who has lived almost all his life in the leafy suburbs of south Dublin.

But none of that matters to two bespectacled men from...

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