# Attorney General

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Opinion: Attorney General's nursing home fees report largely side-steps the actual criticisms
Máiréad Enright of the University of Birmingham examines the Attorney General’s recent report on refunds on illegal nursing home charges.
Attorney General: 'Weakness' in State's stance on disability allowance payments
He said that this policy was a “reasonable one” with a “rational basis”.
Legal strategy pursued by Govt on nursing home fees was 'sound' and 'appropriate', says AG
The Health Minister and Social Protection Minister will revert in three months with the next steps.
Attorney General due to deliver report to Cabinet on State’s strategy on nursing home charges
The report is expected to be published afterwards.
Last year
Calls to end ‘blanket ban’ on publishing Attorney General’s advice
A constitutional expert has said there is no legal reason why the advice should not be published.
Attorney General to step down from his role in coming weeks
Paul Gallagher has held the role for two years under the current Government.
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Taoiseach says no conflict of interest in Attorney General's private work cases
Michael McGrath also says that Covid contributed to Paul Gallagher’s work continuing for longer.
Tánaiste defends Attorney General ‘finishing out’ private cases from before his appointment
The government gave the Attorney General permission to continue working on several outstanding private legal cases.
Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines
The update comes following a controversy involving an outdoor event held by former minister Katherine Zappone.
The update comes after advice from the Attorney General, Órla Ryan reports
The latest update comes amid controversy over an event organised by former minister Katherine Zappone
Weddings fall under a different regulation and have an upper limit of 100 guests
Fine Gael senator says Zappone gathering was lawful, but didn't meet Covid guidelines
Merrion Gate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste called on to explain 'grubby little episode'
New York governor Cuomo 'sexually harassed multiple women' - Attorney General
The state’s attorney general Letitia James announced the findings of an independent investigation into allegations against Cuomo.
Public warned of phone scam where caller claims to be from Attorney General's office
The Office of the Attorney General does not request PPS numbers or bank details from the public.
Attorney General writes to Health Minister with concerns over plans to extend hotel quarantine to more countries
Paul Gallagher has written to Stephen Donnelly about the plans.
Opinion: The role of Attorney General should be more transparent - let's start by publishing the advice
Dr David Kenny and Dr Conor Casey argue that the refusal to publish the advice of the AG by successive governments serves no one.
Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access
Survivors have campaigned for access to their personal information for years.
Golfgate: Supreme Court orders report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at event
Meanwhile, former Kildare junior minister Áine Brady has apologised for her attendance at the event.
Government seeks advice from Attorney General over new garda laws
Gardaí will be given greater ability to police new public health measures.
Attorney General: Decision to open fresh Stardust inquest drew on 'analogies' from Hillsborough disaster
48 young people died in the fire at the north Dublin nightclub almost four decades ago.
Stardust fire: New inquests ordered into 1981 fire that killed 48 young people
48 people died in the Stardust fire in Artane, north Dublin on 14 February 1981.
'Do the right thing. Finally lift the lid on this': Stardust activists urge end to delay on inquest decision
Families of the victims have urged the Attorney General to grant new inquests, but that decision has been delayed a number of times.
'Serious irregularities' at prison where Jeffrey Epstein died, US Attorney General says
Epstein was found dead in his cell on Saturday.
US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report
The move escalates tensions between Democrats and President Donald Trump.
Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest
New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.
'Yellow vest' protesters have stormed the British Attorney General's office
No arrests have been made, the Met Police said, who are at the scene.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three senators sue Trump over acting Attorney General
Many critics believe Matthew Whitaker was chosen to protect Donald Trump from the Russia collusion probe.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional
The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.
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.
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.
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.
Reports that Trump could be questioned soon over alleged Russian election meddling
Reports have indicated that Trump could be questioned in the “coming weeks”.