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#Attorney General

# attorney-general - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 8th 2013, 1:11 PM 6,212 Views 132 Comments

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
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

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

Aug 5th 2013, 7:50 PM 7,029 Views 60 Comments

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
# Protection Of Life
# Protection Of Life

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages

Jul 3rd 2013, 11:01 AM 4,848 Views 85 Comments

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
# Snooping
# Snooping

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

May 14th 2013, 9:14 PM 13,192 Views 86 Comments

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
# First Degree Murder
# First Degree Murder

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

Apr 18th 2013, 8:05 AM 7,425 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Meetings
# Meetings

Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood'

Apr 17th 2013, 8:15 PM 5,566 Views 34 Comments

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
# Boston
# Boston

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy charged with first-degree murder

Apr 12th 2013, 9:26 PM 36,907 Views 0 Comments

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'
# James Bulger
# James Bulger

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

Feb 27th 2013, 10:30 AM 14,015 Views 72 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response

Feb 6th 2013, 12:55 PM 4,554 Views 14 Comments

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
# 55c

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

Dec 30th 2012, 8:00 AM 16,180 Views 28 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Friday 28 December, 2012

No mention of Patrick Connolly, GUBU in 1982 State Papers
# 1982
# 1982

No mention of Patrick Connolly, GUBU in 1982 State Papers

Dec 28th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,909 Views 6 Comments

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
# Sean Quinn
# Sean Quinn

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

Dec 21st 2012, 9:56 AM 5,963 Views 67 Comments

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
# Hillsborough
# Hillsborough

Attorney General applies for new inquests into 96 Hillsborough deaths

Dec 10th 2012, 6:10 PM 4,525 Views 9 Comments

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

# attorney-general - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Britain blocks publication of Prince Charles letters
# Royal Correspondence
# Royal Correspondence

Britain blocks publication of Prince Charles letters

Oct 16th 2012, 8:59 PM 10,176 Views 10 Comments

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
# Out Of Jail
# Out Of Jail

Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years

Sep 19th 2012, 8:11 AM 44,797 Views 32 Comments

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.
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 19th 2012, 7:30 PM 29 Views 195 Comments

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
# Honoured
# Honoured

Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured

Jun 15th 2012, 6:45 AM 9,481 Views 78 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

Eamon Gilmore defends Stability Treaty website changes

Apr 27th 2012, 8:53 AM 1,213 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2012, 7:00 AM 6,984 Views 11 Comments

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
# Law

New laws for search warrants after court finds them unconstitutional

Mar 28th 2012, 3:57 PM 4,306 Views 10 Comments

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?
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Feb 29th 2012, 6:45 AM 8,436 Views 45 Comments

Here’s TheJournal.ie’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'
# EU Treaty
# EU Treaty

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

Feb 26th 2012, 2:10 PM 2,263 Views 39 Comments

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
# Accounting Error
# Accounting Error

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

Feb 23rd 2012, 4:16 PM 3,028 Views 27 Comments

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'
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Feb 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 2,160 Views 35 Comments

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
# EU Treaty
# EU Treaty

Labour sticks to Government line on EU treaty referendum

Feb 1st 2012, 9:43 AM 1,286 Views 36 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

AG to decide on need for referendum

Jan 31st 2012, 8:07 AM 1,385 Views 29 Comments

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
# European Council
# European Council

EU leaders in Brussels for summit on fiscal treaty

Jan 30th 2012, 7:45 AM 779 Views 7 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Jan 29th 2012, 5:57 PM 3,557 Views 93 Comments

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
# World War II
# World War II

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

Jan 25th 2012, 9:28 AM 1,565 Views 21 Comments

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...
# Millions
# Millions

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

Jan 21st 2012, 5:37 PM 5,104 Views 103 Comments

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
# EU

Attorney General to consider need for referendum over EU deal

Dec 9th 2011, 6:53 PM 2,518 Views 39 Comments

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
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

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

Nov 30th 2011, 7:00 AM 2,723 Views 25 Comments

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
# Ballymurphy
# Ballymurphy

Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign

Nov 16th 2011, 10:01 AM 955 Views 14 Comments

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
# Referendums
# Referendums

Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote

Oct 24th 2011, 9:02 AM 914 Views 27 Comments

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
# RIP

Taoiseach pays tribute to former High Court president Declan Costello

Jun 6th 2011, 6:21 PM 1,022 Views 1 Comment

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
Live Apr 12th 2011, 12:28 PM

Supreme Court rejects McKillen claims of NAMA unconstitutionality

# attorney-general - Thursday 31 March, 2011

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

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

Mar 31st 2011, 1:57 PM 708 Views 0 Comments

The move follows violence at the fair earlier this month.

# attorney-general - Tuesday 8 March, 2011