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#Attorney General

# attorney-general - Friday 28 December, 2012

No mention of Patrick Connolly, GUBU in 1982 State Papers

Although it almost brought the Government down, there was no hint of the double murder and massive manhunt that shocked Ireland in the summer of 1982 in the State Archives.

# attorney-general - Friday 21 December, 2012

Seán Quinn to be released from jail for 3 days over Christmas

The decision was taken following talks between the Attorney General, the Prison Service and the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter.

# attorney-general - Monday 10 December, 2012

Attorney General applies for new inquests into 96 Hillsborough deaths

Dominic Grieve, the AG for England and Wales, has announced that he will apply to the High Court to have the original verdict in the deaths of 96 football fans 23 years ago quashed.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know before you start your day…

# attorney-general - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Britain blocks publication of Prince Charles letters

The attorney general blocked the letters saying it could be difficult for Charles to fulfil his duties as king if they are released.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years

MacArthur was jailed in 1982 after he killed a nurse in the Phoenix Park and shot dead a farmer.

# attorney-general - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Column: The Fine Gael revolt against abortion 'liberalisation' is misguided. Here's why.

The expert group on abortion isn’t looking to loosen the rules about abortion – merely to give effect to what the constitution already says, writes Fiona de Londras.

# attorney-general - Friday 15 June, 2012

Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured

Former President Mary Robinson and novelist Edna O’Brien were among the 25 women celebrated last night.

# attorney-general - Friday 27 April, 2012

Eamon Gilmore defends Stability Treaty website changes

Statements disappeared from the site yesterday amid complaints they were biased towards a ‘yes’ vote.

7 barristers paid over €200,000 each for work for Chief State Solicitor

The barristers carried out work for the Office of the Chief State Solicitor, who represents the State in various courts.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

New laws for search warrants after court finds them unconstitutional Law

New laws for search warrants after court finds them unconstitutional

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said that new law for search warrants is a priority for government after the Supreme Court ruled the existing law was unconstitutional.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The Fiscal Compact Referendum: What are we voting on and why?

Here’s’s guide to Ireland’s referendum on the new fiscal treaty.

# attorney-general - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Taoiseach expects AG decision on EU referendum in 'two to three weeks'

Enda Kenny told the Dáil this week that he expects a decision on whether or not a referendum is needed shortly.

# attorney-general - Thursday 23 February, 2012

External review of €3.6bn accounting error "under way" - Noonan

The minister says he hopes to publish the results of internal and external inquiries into the error – depending on legal advice.

# attorney-general - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Buttimer says Fianna Fáil call for referendum on EU treaty is 'two-faced'

The Fine Gael TD has harshly criticised the opposition party for its call on the government to hold a referendum on the EU fiscal compact.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Labour sticks to Government line on EU treaty referendum

A spokesperson for the party said the Government was taking on board the advice of the Attorney General.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

AG to decide on need for referendum

Independent TD Richard Boyd Barrett has echoed other opposition parties’ calls for a referendum on the new EU fiscal compact.

# attorney-general - Monday 30 January, 2012

EU leaders in Brussels for summit on fiscal treaty

Enda Kenny joins his European counterparts today to discuss the new intergovernmental treaty and job creation in Europe.

# attorney-general - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Sinn Féin 'will consider legal challenge' to force EU referendum

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the party would take the Government to court “if a credible legal challenge can be mounted”.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Shatter indicates pardon on the way for Irish deserters who fought in WWII

Thousands of Irish soldiers fled the Defence Forces to fight for the Allies in World War II. They were persecuted upon their return to Ireland.

# attorney-general - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Here’s how much the Government spent on legal fees last year...

Enda Kenny said proposals for a competitive tendering process to cut costs have been rejected.

# attorney-general - Friday 9 December, 2011

Attorney General to consider need for referendum over EU deal EU

Attorney General to consider need for referendum over EU deal

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny will seek the advice of his AG after the overnight deal in Brussels that it is hoped can put a halt to the turmoil in Europe.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Attorney General's concerns delay Household Charges Bill in the Dáil

The Taoiseach would not be drawn on what concerns the AG has but the bill will now not be debated until after the budget.

# attorney-general - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign

Following the Attorney General’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of 10 people who were shot dead in west Belfast in 1971, the Department of Foreign Affairs has reiterated its support for the victims’ families.

# attorney-general - Monday 24 October, 2011

Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote

Eight former attorneys general signed a public letter saying that the two constitutional amendments will endanger individual rights and judicial independence.

# attorney-general - Monday 6 June, 2011

Taoiseach pays tribute to former High Court president Declan Costello RIP

Taoiseach pays tribute to former High Court president Declan Costello

Costello passed away in Dublin following a long illness. He is credited with developing Fine Gael’s ‘Towards a Just Society’ policy in the 1960s.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Supreme Court rejects McKillen claims of NAMA unconstitutionality

McKillen can be consulted for input before his loans are acquired, the Supreme Court rules, rejecting his other complaints.

# attorney-general - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Enterprise Minister Bruton seeks legal advice on closure of Smithfield Horse Fair

The move follows violence at the fair earlier this month.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Labour’s cabinet consolation, Ireland’s personal debt crisis, and a cruel crime against Ireland’s cricketers.