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# 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 15,180 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 26,584 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 10,808 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 13,411 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 36,715 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 23,601 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 9,609 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 37,088 Views 31 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 5,950 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 36,638 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 14,463 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 8,942 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 22,926 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 31,739 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 41,103 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 14,591 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 22,641 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 22,972 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 7,867 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 28,489 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 25,502 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 13,878 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 32,563 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 17,446 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 51,434 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 16,025 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 8,654 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 10,788 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 13,222 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 10,391 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 25,063 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 23,075 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 24,058 Views 64 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Friday 16 June, 2017

Attorney General controversy: Shane Ross calls for review of Whelan appointment
# Cabinet Row
# Cabinet Row

Attorney General controversy: Shane Ross calls for review of Whelan appointment

Jun 16th 2017, 6:01 PM 12,391 Views 54 Comments

Máire Whelan is being appointed to the Court of Appeal – but she never applied for the role.

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

Jun 16th 2017, 1:15 PM 51,520 Views 81 Comments

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# attorney-general - Thursday 15 June, 2017

'It stinks' - Criticism of decision to give Attorney General a job she didn't apply for
# Court Out
# Court Out

'It stinks' - Criticism of decision to give Attorney General a job she didn't apply for

Jun 15th 2017, 9:16 AM 35,141 Views 68 Comments

“This is not something that can just be gotten over with a casual ‘ah sure, we’ll do better next time’.”

# attorney-general - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'Detestable and appalling lie': Jeff Sessions testifies on Russian links to US election
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

'Detestable and appalling lie': Jeff Sessions testifies on Russian links to US election

Jun 13th 2017, 10:45 PM 28,844 Views 51 Comments

The US Attorney General contradicted some claims made by former FBI director James Comey last week.

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