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#Attorney General

# 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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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?

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

“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.

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