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From TheJournal.ie Seán Quinn to be released from jail for 3 days over Christmas Sean Quinn

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

The decision was taken following talks between the Attorney General, the Prison Service and the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter.

From TheJournal.ie Attorney General applies for new inquests into 96 Hillsborough deaths Hillsborough

Attorney General applies for new inquests into 96 Hillsborough deaths

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know before you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie Britain blocks publication of Prince Charles letters Royal Correspondence

Britain blocks publication of Prince Charles letters

The attorney general blocked the letters saying it could be difficult for Charles to fulfil his duties as king if they are released.

From TheJournal.ie Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years Out Of Jail

Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years

MacArthur was jailed in 1982 after he killed a nurse in the Phoenix Park and shot dead a farmer.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured Honoured

Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured

Former President Mary Robinson and novelist Edna O’Brien were among the 25 women celebrated last night.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore defends Stability Treaty website changes Referendum

Eamon Gilmore defends Stability Treaty website changes

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

From TheJournal.ie 7 barristers paid over €200,000 each for work for Chief State Solicitor Legal Eagles

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

The barristers carried out work for the Office of the Chief State Solicitor, who represents the State in various courts.

From TheJournal.ie New laws for search warrants after court finds them unconstitutional Law

New laws for search warrants after court finds them unconstitutional

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Fiscal Compact Referendum: What are we voting on and why? Referendum

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

Here’s TheJournal.ie’s guide to Ireland’s referendum on the new fiscal treaty.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach expects AG decision on EU referendum in 'two to three weeks' EU Treaty

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

Enda Kenny told the Dáil this week that he expects a decision on whether or not a referendum is needed shortly.

From TheJournal.ie External review of €3.6bn accounting error "under way" - Noonan Accounting Error

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

The minister says he hopes to publish the results of internal and external inquiries into the error – depending on legal advice.

From TheJournal.ie Buttimer says Fianna Fáil call for referendum on EU treaty is 'two-faced' Referendum

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Labour sticks to Government line on EU treaty referendum EU Treaty

Labour sticks to Government line on EU treaty referendum

A spokesperson for the party said the Government was taking on board the advice of the Attorney General.

From TheJournal.ie AG to decide on need for referendum Referendum

AG to decide on need for referendum

Independent TD Richard Boyd Barrett has echoed other opposition parties’ calls for a referendum on the new EU fiscal compact.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders in Brussels for summit on fiscal treaty European Council

EU leaders in Brussels for summit on fiscal treaty

Enda Kenny joins his European counterparts today to discuss the new intergovernmental treaty and job creation in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin 'will consider legal challenge' to force EU referendum Referendum

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

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the party would take the Government to court “if a credible legal challenge can be mounted”.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter indicates pardon on the way for Irish deserters who fought in WWII World War II

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much the Government spent on legal fees last year... Millions

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

Enda Kenny said proposals for a competitive tendering process to cut costs have been rejected.

From TheJournal.ie Attorney General to consider need for referendum over EU deal EU

Attorney General to consider need for referendum over EU deal

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.

From TheJournal.ie Attorney General's concerns delay Household Charges Bill in the Dáil Household Charge

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

The Taoiseach would not be drawn on what concerns the AG has but the bill will now not be debated until after the budget.

From TheJournal.ie Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign Ballymurphy

Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote Referendums

Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote

Eight former attorneys general signed a public letter saying that the two constitutional amendments will endanger individual rights and judicial independence.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach pays tribute to former High Court president Declan Costello RIP

Taoiseach pays tribute to former High Court president Declan Costello

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.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court rejects McKillen claims of NAMA unconstitutionality BaNAMA Republic

Supreme Court rejects McKillen claims of NAMA unconstitutionality

McKillen can be consulted for input before his loans are acquired, the Supreme Court rules, rejecting his other complaints.

From TheJournal.ie Enterprise Minister Bruton seeks legal advice on closure of Smithfield Horse Fair Smithfield

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

The move follows violence at the fair earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Labour’s cabinet consolation, Ireland’s personal debt crisis, and a cruel crime against Ireland’s cricketers.