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#Attorney General

# attorney-general - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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 '

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

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

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

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

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 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"

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

'I know that I committed no offence': Adams on case being referred to Attorney General

The Sinn Féin president has faced more questions today about his handling of abuse allegations related to his brother Liam.

# attorney-general - Monday 5 August, 2013

Over €5 million spent on bank guarantee legal advice since 2011

Over €5 million has been spent with one legal firm alone since 2011 on advice related to the controversial bank guarantee scheme of 2008.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages

The sub-committee on health is discussing changes to the Bill, which was passed at the second stage in the Dáil last night.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

US Attorney General: We seized reporters' phone records to protect American lives

The US administration has been accused of undermining press freedom by secretly seizing journalists’ phone records.

# attorney-general - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Irish nanny due in court today to face murder charge over child's death

Aisling Brady McCarthy has been charged in connection with the death of a child who was found injured in her care.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood'

A row between the judiciary and the government seems to have fizzled out today with two separate developments.

# attorney-general - Friday 12 April, 2013

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy charged with first-degree murder

Previously, the 34-year-old was charged with assault and battery relating to the death of a one-year-old girl allegedly in her care.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Contempt action to be taken over photos of 'James Bulger's killers'

Individuals who posted material purporting to show the notorious Jon Venables and Robert Thompson face prosecution by the British government.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response

The government has come under fire for failing to provide a full apology on behalf of the State for its role in the Magdalene Laundries.

# attorney-general - Sunday 30 December, 2012

1982: 'Ireland', 'Éire' and why both aren't written on postage stamps 55c

1982: 'Ireland', 'Éire' and why both aren't written on postage stamps

Government thought that using the word ‘Ireland’ would be problematic as unionists regarded it as referring to the 32 counties.