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From TheJournal.ie Trump sacks attorney general for refusing to back his travel ban You're Fired

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.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced Chemical Exposure

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.

From TheJournal.ie Jeff Sessions says he'd be a fair Attorney General and defy Trump if necessary Protests

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report Protected Disclosures

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man who was denied a judge's seat after racism allegations set to be Trump's attorney general Jeff Sessions

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.

From TheJournal.ie "Insults towards the Stardust victims" submission delivered to Attorney General Coroner's Inquest

"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.

From TheJournal.ie "It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system Constitutional Issues

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system

The junior minister was discussing proposed legislation to do with fatal foetal abnormalities.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny and the Attorney General should resign - political integrity requires nothing less Opinion

Enda Kenny and the Attorney General should resign - political integrity requires nothing less

To defend the Taoiseach’s disingenuousness and the Attorney General’s incompetence is to harm the integrity of politics, writes a former advisor to Alan Shatter.

From TheJournal.ie Don't believe the spin, the Fennelly report is a big problem for Enda Kenny Analysis

Don't believe the spin, the Fennelly report is a big problem for Enda Kenny

Analysis: Government efforts to portray the report as clearing Enda Kenny may not work.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda Fennelly

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda

A report into the circumstances surrounding Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s departure last year is expected shortly…

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances Courts

Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances

The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-born US judge suspended over porn emails scandal Pennsylvania

Irish-born US judge suspended over porn emails scandal

McCaffery exchanged emails with a member of the Office of Attorney General that depicted sexual acts .

From TheJournal.ie Warnings that insolvency laws could contain "an extra layer of bank veto" Changes

Warnings that insolvency laws could contain "an extra layer of bank veto"

The Department of Justice briefed on the issue reports The Sunday Times.

From TheJournal.ie Yes, you CAN get married outdoors... the Attorney General gives her blessing No Hitch

Yes, you CAN get married outdoors... the Attorney General gives her blessing

It follows a number of cases in recent months where couples were told they would have to get married inside a hotel, rather than in a marquee outside as planned.

From TheJournal.ie Civil Liberties group writes to Taoiseach, wants GardaGate inquiry expanded to protect human rights Scope

Civil Liberties group writes to Taoiseach, wants GardaGate inquiry expanded to protect human rights

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties says new revelations mean the inquiry’s scope needs to be expanded.

From TheJournal.ie Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important No Red Flags

Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important

The fact that calls were taped in garda stations since the 1980s wasn’t widely discussed by officials after the letter arrived “and certainly not in any red flag manner”.

From TheJournal.ie Senators' attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails Questions To Answer

Senators' attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails

Fianna Fáil will attempt to bring Marie Whelan before the upper house later today – but they already failed with a similar attempt last week.

From TheJournal.ie 9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight's no confidence motion Gardagate

9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight's no confidence motion

Fianna Fáil will be piling the pressure on the Justice Minister tonight as it tables a motion of no confidence. Here are the questions they and others will want answered.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about an opinion poll, a judge apologising, and whether the Attorney General’s phone was tapped.

From TheJournal.ie Adams says Attorney General "clearly felt her phone may have been tapped" Gardagate

Adams says Attorney General "clearly felt her phone may have been tapped"

He also called for Shatter to step down.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals Gardagate

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals

Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.

From TheJournal.ie GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain Gardagate

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain

Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: 'I've difficulty getting my head around it at the moment ' Gardagate

Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: 'I've difficulty getting my head around it at the moment '

The Minister whose remarks kicked-off a series of controversies last week has been speaking this afternoon in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning Garda Tapes

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning

It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.

From TheJournal.ie Former AG Peter Sutherland to give Garret FitzGerald memorial address Lecture

Former AG Peter Sutherland to give Garret FitzGerald memorial address

Sutherland and FitzGerland had a close working relationship, with the former Taoieach appointing the barrister Ireland’s Attorney General when he took office in 1981.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Yes, State legal spending is significant – but it’s an investment in our democracy Opinion

Column: Yes, State legal spending is significant – but it’s an investment in our democracy

What distinguishes a democracy from other systems is a fair balance between the might of the State – which has very substantial legal resources at its disposal – and the capacity of citizens to challenge its power, writes Noeline Blackwell.

From TheJournal.ie Bishops given copy of Attorney General's advice ahead of 1983 referendum Abortion

Bishops given copy of Attorney General's advice ahead of 1983 referendum

The Bishop of Clonfert was also given unfettered access to the Attorney General in the lead up to the abortion referendum.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think it's a good idea': Adams against proposal to end Troubles prosecutions The Troubles

'I don't think it's a good idea': Adams against proposal to end Troubles prosecutions

The Sinn Féin president has come out against a proposal to end all prosecutions related to the Troubles that was put forward by the North’s Attorney General this week.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI Chief Constable says dealing with historic Troubles cases is a "significant pressure" The Troubles

PSNI Chief Constable says dealing with historic Troubles cases is a "significant pressure"

Matt Baggott said that any change would have to be a matter for politicians.

From TheJournal.ie 'I know that I committed no offence': Adams on case being referred to Attorney General Liam Adams

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

The Sinn Féin president has faced more questions today about his handling of abuse allegations related to his brother Liam.

From TheJournal.ie Over €5 million spent on bank guarantee legal advice since 2011 Bank Guarantee

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

Over €5 million has been spent with one legal firm alone since 2011 on advice related to the controversial bank guarantee scheme of 2008.

From TheJournal.ie TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages Protection Of Life

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages

The sub-committee on health is discussing changes to the Bill, which was passed at the second stage in the Dáil last night.

From TheJournal.ie US Attorney General: We seized reporters' phone records to protect American lives Snooping

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

The US administration has been accused of undermining press freedom by secretly seizing journalists’ phone records.

From TheJournal.ie Irish nanny due in court today to face murder charge over child's death First Degree Murder

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

Aisling Brady McCarthy has been charged in connection with the death of a child who was found injured in her care.

From TheJournal.ie Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood' Meetings

Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood'

A row between the judiciary and the government seems to have fizzled out today with two separate developments.

From TheJournal.ie Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy charged with first-degree murder Boston

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy charged with first-degree murder

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.

From TheJournal.ie Contempt action to be taken over photos of 'James Bulger's killers' James Bulger

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

Individuals who posted material purporting to show the notorious Jon Venables and Robert Thompson face prosecution by the British government.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response Magdalenes

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response

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.

From TheJournal.ie 1982: 'Ireland', 'Éire' and why both aren't written on postage stamps 55c

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

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

From TheJournal.ie No mention of Patrick Connolly, GUBU in 1982 State Papers 1982

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.