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From TheJournal.ie Stardust fire: New inquests ordered into 1981 fire that killed 48 young people Stardust

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Do the right thing. Finally lift the lid on this': Stardust activists urge end to delay on inquest decision Stardust Fire

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious irregularities' at prison where Jeffrey Epstein died, US Attorney General says Jeffrey Epstein

'Serious irregularities' at prison where Jeffrey Epstein died, US Attorney General says

Epstein was found dead in his cell on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report William Barr

US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report

The move escalates tensions between Democrats and President Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest Attorney General

Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest

New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.

From TheJournal.ie 'Yellow vest' protesters have stormed the British Attorney General's office Geoffrey Cox

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Deal in jeopardy as UK's Attorney General says there is still a legal risk of being trapped in backstop Brexit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Jeff Sessions said FBI better off hiring Irishmen who are 'drunks but could be trusted', new book claims Attorney General

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.

From TheJournal.ie Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out Attorney General

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.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach Substituted

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.

From TheJournal.ie State admits liability in two claims brought against it by Maurice McCabe High Court

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump nominates lawyer who served under George HW Bush as attorney general 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.

From TheJournal.ie New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules' Middle East

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three senators sue Trump over acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker

Three senators sue Trump over acting Attorney General

Many critics believe Matthew Whitaker was chosen to protect Donald Trump from the Russia collusion probe.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump has crossed a red line': Fears Jeff Sessions' replacement will try to derail Russia probe Protests

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Top US justice official denies discussing removing Trump from office Rod Rosenstein

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump mocks US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in another burst of tweets Hitting Back

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists Road Safety

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.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional Legal Advice

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

From TheJournal.ie Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner' Woulfe Bites

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.

From TheJournal.ie Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution Clancy Amendment

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.

From TheJournal.ie This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option Abortion Referendum

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.

From TheJournal.ie Reports that Trump could be questioned soon over alleged Russian election meddling Russia Probe

Reports that Trump could be questioned soon over alleged Russian election meddling

Reports have indicated that Trump could be questioned in the “coming weeks”.

From TheJournal.ie Israel prime minister's wife facing charges of fraud for allegedly overspending public funds Sara Netanyahu

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will find you': White House vows crackdown on 'staggering number of leaks' Jeff Sessions

'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.

From TheJournal.ie How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down? Maire Whelan

How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down?

The affair has dominated the political agenda this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row Controversy

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal Attorney General

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Attorney General controversy: Shane Ross calls for review of Whelan appointment Cabinet Row

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment Attorney General

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It stinks' - Criticism of decision to give Attorney General a job she didn't apply for Court Out

'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’.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Detestable and appalling lie': Jeff Sessions testifies on Russian links to US election Attorney General

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal Attorney General

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.

From TheJournal.ie US attorney general Jeff Sessions the next to face grilling over Russian interactions Jeff Sessions

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.

From TheJournal.ie US judge blocks plan to execute nine people in 10 days Cruel And Unusual

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny Fennelly Report

'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”.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General Controversial Pick

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's exactly what the Attorney General said before Donald Trump fired her Letter To Lawyers

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.”

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