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#Attorney General

# attorney-general - Monday 4 October, 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 20,619 Views 0 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Thursday 30 September, 2021

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 17,846 Views 0 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Friday 6 August, 2021

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 45,221 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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

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 18,807 Views 39 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Friday 16 April, 2021

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 16,490 Views 6 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

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 26,614 Views 37 Comments

Paul Gallagher has written to Stephen Donnelly about the plans.

# attorney-general - Saturday 30 January, 2021

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 11,187 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 - Friday 15 January, 2021

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 13,436 Views 27 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Monday 24 August, 2020

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 36,740 Views 55 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

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 23,614 Views 81 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Sunday 12 January, 2020

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 9,617 Views 2 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

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 37,161 Views 32 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'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 5,952 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.

# attorney-general - Monday 12 August, 2019

'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 36,646 Views 65 Comments

Epstein was found dead in his cell on Saturday.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

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 14,464 Views 90 Comments

The move escalates tensions between Democrats and President Donald Trump.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

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 8,946 Views 13 Comments

New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'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 22,927 Views 17 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

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 31,744 Views 64 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Friday 15 February, 2019

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 41,119 Views 52 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

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 14,598 Views 85 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

Jan 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 22,643 Views 18 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

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 22,974 Views 0 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Friday 7 December, 2018

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 7,868 Views 6 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Friday 23 November, 2018

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 28,596 Views 50 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Monday 19 November, 2018

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 16,607 Views 8 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'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 20,064 Views 71 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Friday 21 September, 2018

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 14,247 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.

# attorney-general - Friday 24 August, 2018

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 25,503 Views 71 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

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 13,889 Views 142 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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 32,571 Views 184 Comments

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

# attorney-general - Saturday 24 March, 2018

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 17,447 Views 65 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

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 51,527 Views 111 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

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 16,030 Views 110 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

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 8,655 Views 47 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Friday 8 September, 2017

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 10,798 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.

# attorney-general - Friday 4 August, 2017

'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 13,224 Views 58 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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 10,454 Views 27 Comments

The affair has dominated the political agenda this week.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'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 25,068 Views 89 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Monday 19 June, 2017

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 23,093 Views 66 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?

Jun 17th 2017, 9:50 AM 24,062 Views 64 Comments

The decision by Leo Varadkar’s government has drawn a deal of criticism from the opposition.

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