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#Attorney General

# 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 12,413 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 51,565 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 35,197 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 28,853 Views 51 Comments

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

Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal

Jun 13th 2017, 3:36 PM 18,076 Views 27 Comments

The vacancy arose following the retirement of Justice Garrett Sheehan in March.

# attorney-general - Sunday 11 June, 2017

US attorney general Jeff Sessions the next to face grilling over Russian interactions
# Jeff Sessions
# Jeff Sessions

US attorney general Jeff Sessions the next to face grilling over Russian interactions

Jun 11th 2017, 5:05 PM 9,500 Views 17 Comments

Concerns have been raised about whether Sessions helped otherwise subvert the ongoing Russia-related investigations.

# attorney-general - Saturday 15 April, 2017

US judge blocks plan to execute nine people in 10 days
# Cruel And Unusual
# Cruel And Unusual

US judge blocks plan to execute nine people in 10 days

Apr 15th 2017, 6:34 PM 14,514 Views 46 Comments

The executions have been blocked on foot of a constitutional amendment banning “cruel and unusual punishment”.

# attorney-general - Friday 7 April, 2017

'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny
# Fennelly Report
# Fennelly Report

'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny

Apr 7th 2017, 10:55 AM 11,601 Views 30 Comments

The former Justice Minister said the Taoiseach and Attorney General’s actions might be “a resigning matter”.

# attorney-general - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'Witch hunt': How Russian media is covering the latest Trump controversy
# Jeff Sessions
# Jeff Sessions

'Witch hunt': How Russian media is covering the latest Trump controversy

Mar 5th 2017, 7:10 AM 16,126 Views 50 Comments

The US Attorney General has come under fire after it emerged he met the Russian ambassador to the US during Trump’s election campaign.

# attorney-general - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General
# Controversial Pick
# Controversial Pick

Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General

Feb 9th 2017, 3:23 PM 14,608 Views 60 Comments

Sessions, a former attorney general of Alabama, was finally confirmed by the US Senate last night.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Here's exactly what the Attorney General said before Donald Trump fired her
# Letter To Lawyers
# Letter To Lawyers

Here's exactly what the Attorney General said before Donald Trump fired her

Jan 31st 2017, 10:29 AM 44,394 Views 93 Comments

“I am responsible for ensuring the positions we take in court remain consistent with the institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right.”

Trump sacks attorney general for refusing to back his travel ban
# You're Fired
# You're Fired

Trump sacks attorney general for refusing to back his travel ban

Jan 31st 2017, 6:45 AM 44,436 Views 165 Comments

The White House accused Sally Yates of “betrayal” before Trump relieved her of her duties.

Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced
# Chemical Exposure
# Chemical Exposure

Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced

Jan 31st 2017, 6:10 AM 9,839 Views 10 Comments

Christopher O’Toole was a senior advisor to the Attorney General – a body named as the defendant in court documents.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Jeff Sessions says he'd be a fair Attorney General and defy Trump if necessary
# Protests
# Protests

Jeff Sessions says he'd be a fair Attorney General and defy Trump if necessary

Jan 10th 2017, 4:59 PM 10,386 Views 66 Comments

Civil rights advocates have rallied against his nomination, with protesters attending today’s Senate hearing.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report
# Protected Disclosures
# Protected Disclosures

Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report

Dec 7th 2016, 9:55 PM 12,077 Views 29 Comments

A former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in October.

# attorney-general - Friday 18 November, 2016

Man who was denied a judge's seat after racism allegations set to be Trump's attorney general
# Jeff Sessions
# Jeff Sessions

Man who was denied a judge's seat after racism allegations set to be Trump's attorney general

Nov 18th 2016, 2:10 PM 23,961 Views 103 Comments

Trump has tapped Mike Pompeo to be head of the CIA and former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn as national security adviser.

# attorney-general - Saturday 1 October, 2016

"Insults towards the Stardust victims" submission delivered to Attorney General
# Coroner's Inquest
# Coroner's Inquest

"Insults towards the Stardust victims" submission delivered to Attorney General

Oct 1st 2016, 5:50 AM 8,561 Views 9 Comments

The submission details all the “errors and omissions” of both the Keane Tribunal and the Coffey Review of the 1981 fire tragedy.

# attorney-general - Sunday 3 July, 2016

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system
# Constitutional Issues
# Constitutional Issues

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system

Jul 3rd 2016, 3:15 PM 13,046 Views 58 Comments

The junior minister was discussing proposed legislation to do with fatal foetal abnormalities.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Enda Kenny and the Attorney General should resign - political integrity requires nothing less
# Opinion
# Opinion

Enda Kenny and the Attorney General should resign - political integrity requires nothing less

Sep 22nd 2015, 9:30 PM 162 Views 87 Comments

To defend the Taoiseach’s disingenuousness and the Attorney General’s incompetence is to harm the integrity of politics, writes a former advisor to Alan Shatter.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Don't believe the spin, the Fennelly report is a big problem for Enda Kenny
# Analysis
# Analysis

Don't believe the spin, the Fennelly report is a big problem for Enda Kenny

Sep 2nd 2015, 12:55 PM 19,988 Views 124 Comments

Analysis: Government efforts to portray the report as clearing Enda Kenny may not work.

# attorney-general - Monday 31 August, 2015

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda
# Fennelly
# Fennelly

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda

Aug 31st 2015, 10:45 PM 81,138 Views 182 Comments

A report into the circumstances surrounding Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s departure last year is expected shortly…

# attorney-general - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances

Jun 16th 2015, 6:40 PM 13,453 Views 0 Comments

The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Irish-born US judge suspended over porn emails scandal
# Pennsylvania
# Pennsylvania

Irish-born US judge suspended over porn emails scandal

Oct 22nd 2014, 9:30 AM 13,646 Views 26 Comments

McCaffery exchanged emails with a member of the Office of Attorney General that depicted sexual acts .

# attorney-general - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Warnings that insolvency laws could contain "an extra layer of bank veto"
# Changes
# Changes

Warnings that insolvency laws could contain "an extra layer of bank veto"

Jul 20th 2014, 1:32 PM 7,397 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Justice briefed on the issue reports The Sunday Times.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Yes, you CAN get married outdoors... the Attorney General gives her blessing
# No Hitch
# No Hitch

Yes, you CAN get married outdoors... the Attorney General gives her blessing

Jul 15th 2014, 4:33 PM 17,707 Views 17 Comments

It follows a number of cases in recent months where couples were told they would have to get married inside a hotel, rather than in a marquee outside as planned.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Civil Liberties group writes to Taoiseach, wants GardaGate inquiry expanded to protect human rights
# Scope
# Scope

Civil Liberties group writes to Taoiseach, wants GardaGate inquiry expanded to protect human rights

Apr 8th 2014, 12:44 PM 4,209 Views 16 Comments

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties says new revelations mean the inquiry’s scope needs to be expanded.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important
# No Red Flags
# No Red Flags

Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important

Apr 1st 2014, 11:56 PM 14,244 Views 45 Comments

The fact that calls were taped in garda stations since the 1980s wasn’t widely discussed by officials after the letter arrived “and certainly not in any red flag manner”.

Senators' attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails
# Questions To Answer
# Questions To Answer

Senators' attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails

Apr 1st 2014, 4:20 PM 9,576 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil will attempt to bring Marie Whelan before the upper house later today – but they already failed with a similar attempt last week.

9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight's no confidence motion
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight's no confidence motion

Apr 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,648 Views 49 Comments

Fianna Fáil will be piling the pressure on the Justice Minister tonight as it tables a motion of no confidence. Here are the questions they and others will want answered.

# attorney-general - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Mar 29th 2014, 7:58 PM 10,619 Views 5 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about an opinion poll, a judge apologising, and whether the Attorney General’s phone was tapped.

Adams says Attorney General "clearly felt her phone may have been tapped"
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Adams says Attorney General "clearly felt her phone may have been tapped"

Mar 29th 2014, 1:40 PM 10,626 Views 77 Comments

He also called for Shatter to step down.

# attorney-general - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals

Mar 27th 2014, 1:32 PM 7,346 Views 65 Comments

Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain

Mar 26th 2014, 11:15 PM 21,238 Views 62 Comments

Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…

Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: 'I've difficulty getting my head around it at the moment '
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: 'I've difficulty getting my head around it at the moment '

Mar 26th 2014, 2:57 PM 10,030 Views 38 Comments

The Minister whose remarks kicked-off a series of controversies last week has been speaking this afternoon in Dublin.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning
# Garda Tapes
# Garda Tapes

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning

Mar 25th 2014, 11:38 PM 21,032 Views 94 Comments

It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.

# attorney-general - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Former AG Peter Sutherland to give Garret FitzGerald memorial address
# Lecture
# Lecture

Former AG Peter Sutherland to give Garret FitzGerald memorial address

Jan 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,190 Views 18 Comments

Sutherland and FitzGerland had a close working relationship, with the former Taoieach appointing the barrister Ireland’s Attorney General when he took office in 1981.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Column: Yes, State legal spending is significant – but it’s an investment in our democracy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, State legal spending is significant – but it’s an investment in our democracy

Jan 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 377 Views 149 Comments

What distinguishes a democracy from other systems is a fair balance between the might of the State – which has very substantial legal resources at its disposal – and the capacity of citizens to challenge its power, writes Noeline Blackwell.

# attorney-general - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Bishops given copy of Attorney General's advice ahead of 1983 referendum
# Abortion
# Abortion

Bishops given copy of Attorney General's advice ahead of 1983 referendum

Dec 28th 2013, 5:00 PM 7,988 Views 35 Comments

The Bishop of Clonfert was also given unfettered access to the Attorney General in the lead up to the abortion referendum.

# attorney-general - Friday 22 November, 2013

'I don't think it's a good idea': Adams against proposal to end Troubles prosecutions
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'I don't think it's a good idea': Adams against proposal to end Troubles prosecutions

Nov 22nd 2013, 5:12 PM 6,161 Views 93 Comments

The Sinn Féin president has come out against a proposal to end all prosecutions related to the Troubles that was put forward by the North’s Attorney General this week.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

PSNI Chief Constable says dealing with historic Troubles cases is a "significant pressure"
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

PSNI Chief Constable says dealing with historic Troubles cases is a "significant pressure"

Nov 20th 2013, 4:26 PM 3,681 Views 8 Comments

Matt Baggott said that any change would have to be a matter for politicians.