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#Attorney General

# attorney-general - Last month November 2022

Attorney General to step down from his role in coming weeks
# Courts
# Courts

Attorney General to step down from his role in coming weeks

Nov 25th 2022, 6:34 PM 15,846 Views 7 Comments

Paul Gallagher has held the role for two years under the current Government.

# attorney-general - Last year 2021

Taoiseach says no conflict of interest in Attorney General's private work cases
# Paul Gallagher
# Paul Gallagher

Taoiseach says no conflict of interest in Attorney General's private work cases

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 3:25 PM 20,676 Views 0 Comments

Michael McGrath also says that Covid contributed to Paul Gallagher’s work continuing for longer.

Tánaiste defends Attorney General ‘finishing out’ private cases from before his appointment
# Paul Gallagher
# Paul Gallagher

Tánaiste defends Attorney General ‘finishing out’ private cases from before his appointment

Sep 30th 2021, 2:55 PM 17,934 Views 0 Comments

The government gave the Attorney General permission to continue working on several outstanding private legal cases.

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines
# New Rules
# New Rules

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines

Aug 6th 2021, 11:29 AM 45,491 Views 108 Comments
  • The update comes after advice from the Attorney General, Órla Ryan reports
  • The latest update comes amid controversy over an event organised by former minister Katherine Zappone
  • Weddings fall under a different regulation and have an upper limit of 100 guests
New York governor Cuomo 'sexually harassed multiple women' - Attorney General
# Andrew Cuomo
# Andrew Cuomo

New York governor Cuomo 'sexually harassed multiple women' - Attorney General

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:03 PM 18,840 Views 39 Comments

The state’s attorney general Letitia James announced the findings of an independent investigation into allegations against Cuomo.

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office
# Phone Scam
# Phone Scam

Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office

Apr 16th 2021, 6:05 PM 16,534 Views 6 Comments

The Office of the Attorney General does not request PPS numbers or bank details from the public.

Attorney General writes to Health Minister with concerns over plans to extend hotel quarantine to more countries
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Attorney General writes to Health Minister with concerns over plans to extend hotel quarantine to more countries

Mar 31st 2021, 11:49 PM 26,670 Views 37 Comments

Paul Gallagher has written to Stephen Donnelly about the plans.

Opinion: The role of Attorney General should be more transparent - let's start by publishing the advice
# Constitution
# Constitution

Opinion: The role of Attorney General should be more transparent - let's start by publishing the advice

Jan 30th 2021, 7:40 AM 11,348 Views 9 Comments

Dr David Kenny and Dr Conor Casey argue that the refusal to publish the advice of the AG by successive governments serves no one.

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access

Jan 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 13,475 Views 27 Comments

Survivors have campaigned for access to their personal information for years.

# attorney-general - All time

Golfgate: Supreme Court orders report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at event
# Co Galway
# Co Galway

Golfgate: Supreme Court orders report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at event

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 7:26 PM 36,804 Views 56 Comments

Meanwhile, former Kildare junior minister Áine Brady has apologised for her attendance at the event.

Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws
# Legislation
# Legislation

Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws

Aug 19th 2020, 10:32 AM 23,664 Views 81 Comments

Gardaí will be given greater ability to police new public health measures.

Attorney General: Decision to open fresh Stardust inquest drew on 'analogies' from Hillsborough disaster
# New Inquiry
# New Inquiry

Attorney General: Decision to open fresh Stardust inquest drew on 'analogies' from Hillsborough disaster

Jan 12th 2020, 1:37 PM 9,664 Views 2 Comments

48 young people died in the fire at the north Dublin nightclub almost four decades ago.

Stardust fire: New inquests ordered into 1981 fire that killed 48 young people
# Stardust
# Stardust

Stardust fire: New inquests ordered into 1981 fire that killed 48 young people

Sep 25th 2019, 6:28 PM 37,369 Views 32 Comments

48 people died in the Stardust fire in Artane, north Dublin on 14 February 1981.

'Do the right thing. Finally lift the lid on this': Stardust activists urge end to delay on inquest decision
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

'Do the right thing. Finally lift the lid on this': Stardust activists urge end to delay on inquest decision

Sep 24th 2019, 2:29 PM 5,971 Views 7 Comments

Families of the victims have urged the Attorney General to grant new inquests, but that decision has been delayed a number of times.

'Serious irregularities' at prison where Jeffrey Epstein died, US Attorney General says
# Jeffrey Epstein
# Jeffrey Epstein

'Serious irregularities' at prison where Jeffrey Epstein died, US Attorney General says

Aug 12th 2019, 5:36 PM 36,668 Views 65 Comments

Epstein was found dead in his cell on Saturday.

US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report
# William Barr
# William Barr

US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report

May 8th 2019, 9:49 PM 14,474 Views 90 Comments

The move escalates tensions between Democrats and President Donald Trump.

Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest

Apr 2nd 2019, 4:48 PM 8,973 Views 13 Comments

New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.

'Yellow vest' protesters have stormed the British Attorney General's office
# Geoffrey Cox
# Geoffrey Cox

'Yellow vest' protesters have stormed the British Attorney General's office

Mar 19th 2019, 4:08 PM 22,948 Views 17 Comments

No arrests have been made, the Met Police said, who are at the scene.

Deal in jeopardy as UK's Attorney General says there is still a legal risk of being trapped in backstop
# Brexit
# Brexit

Deal in jeopardy as UK's Attorney General says there is still a legal risk of being trapped in backstop

Mar 12th 2019, 12:49 PM 31,760 Views 64 Comments

It is now less likely Theresa May’s deal will get through the House of Commons.

Jeff Sessions said FBI better off hiring Irishmen who are 'drunks but could be trusted', new book claims
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Jeff Sessions said FBI better off hiring Irishmen who are 'drunks but could be trusted', new book claims

Feb 15th 2019, 4:02 PM 41,152 Views 52 Comments

Former FBI director Andrew McCabe has been scathing of the US President and Jeff Sessions in a new book.

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Feb 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 14,618 Views 85 Comments

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach
# Substituted
# Substituted

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

Jan 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 22,669 Views 18 Comments

It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.

State admits liability in two claims brought against it by Maurice McCabe
# High Court
# High Court

State admits liability in two claims brought against it by Maurice McCabe

Dec 11th 2018, 12:53 PM 22,996 Views 0 Comments

Liability was admitted in a personal injuries claim brought by McCabe against the Garda Commissioner, Ireland and the Attorney General.

Trump nominates lawyer who served under George HW Bush as attorney general
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Trump nominates lawyer who served under George HW Bush as attorney general

Dec 7th 2018, 4:25 PM 7,883 Views 6 Comments

Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri.

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'
# Middle East
# Middle East

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'

Nov 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,651 Views 50 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

Three senators sue Trump over acting Attorney General
# Matthew Whitaker
# Matthew Whitaker

Three senators sue Trump over acting Attorney General

Nov 19th 2018, 10:30 PM 16,621 Views 8 Comments

Many critics believe Matthew Whitaker was chosen to protect Donald Trump from the Russia collusion probe.

'Trump has crossed a red line': Fears Jeff Sessions' replacement will try to derail Russia probe
# Protests
# Protests

'Trump has crossed a red line': Fears Jeff Sessions' replacement will try to derail Russia probe

Nov 8th 2018, 7:26 AM 20,078 Views 71 Comments

Matthew Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, has been named as acting Attorney General.

Top US justice official denies discussing removing Trump from office
# Rod Rosenstein
# Rod Rosenstein

Top US justice official denies discussing removing Trump from office

Sep 21st 2018, 9:38 PM 14,266 Views 21 Comments

According to the New York Times, Rosenstein was unhappy about being “used” by Trump in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Trump mocks US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in another burst of tweets
# Hitting Back
# Hitting Back

Trump mocks US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in another burst of tweets

Aug 24th 2018, 1:51 PM 25,536 Views 71 Comments

He called on him to probe a litany of recurring complaints against those investigating his administration and Democrats.

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

Aug 14th 2018, 2:47 PM 13,925 Views 142 Comments

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional

Mar 27th 2018, 5:55 PM 32,594 Views 184 Comments

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner'
# Woulfe Bites
# Woulfe Bites

Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner'

Mar 24th 2018, 12:21 PM 17,468 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach spoke with AG Seamus Woulfe last night in the wake of his comments.

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Feb 13th 2018, 6:52 PM 51,641 Views 111 Comments

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option

Jan 30th 2018, 6:31 PM 16,052 Views 110 Comments

A summary of the Attorney General’s advice has been published.

Reports that Trump could be questioned soon over alleged Russian election meddling
# Russia Probe
# Russia Probe

Reports that Trump could be questioned soon over alleged Russian election meddling

Jan 24th 2018, 7:08 AM 8,671 Views 47 Comments

Reports have indicated that Trump could be questioned in the “coming weeks”.

Israel prime minister's wife facing charges of fraud for allegedly overspending public funds
# Sara Netanyahu
# Sara Netanyahu

Israel prime minister's wife facing charges of fraud for allegedly overspending public funds

Sep 8th 2017, 9:28 PM 10,822 Views 24 Comments

It’s alleged that Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife spent over $100,000 in public funds on private meals at the prime minister’s official residence.

'We will find you': White House vows crackdown on 'staggering number of leaks'
# Jeff Sessions
# Jeff Sessions

'We will find you': White House vows crackdown on 'staggering number of leaks'

Aug 4th 2017, 5:47 PM 13,244 Views 58 Comments

Concern has been expressed after phone calls between President Trump and two world leaders were leaked this week.

How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down?
# Maire Whelan
# Maire Whelan

How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down?

Jun 22nd 2017, 3:25 PM 10,626 Views 27 Comments

The affair has dominated the political agenda this week.

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row
# Controversy
# Controversy

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

Jun 21st 2017, 10:50 PM 25,095 Views 90 Comments

The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

Jun 19th 2017, 11:40 AM 23,257 Views 66 Comments

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

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