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  Attorney General of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Attorney General (Irish: An Ard-Aighne) is a constitutional officer who is the official adviser to the Irish Government in matters of law.
As the Attorney General advises the Government on the constitutionality of bills and treaties, he also presents the Government's case if the President refers any bill to the Supreme Court under Article 26 of the Constitution, before signing it.
The office, which was created in the 1937 Constitution of Ireland, is a lineal successor of the offices of Attorney-General for Ireland, Attorney-General for Southern Ireland and the Attorney-General of the Irish Free State.
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 Attorney general - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Attorney General for England and Wales is similarly the chief law officer of the Crown in England and Wales, and advises and represents the Crown and government departments in court.
The Attorney General of the Duchy of Cornwall is the chief legal adviser to the Prince of Wales, and there is a separate Attorney General for the Duchy of Lancaster, which is owned by the Crown.
The attorney general may need to be distinguished from the Solicitor General, a high Justice Department official with the responsibility of representing the government in the Supreme Court.
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 Attorney General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General or Attorney-General, is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions.
The task of advising the President, head of the Executive Branch, is left to the Advocate General, office in charge of deffending the federal government, and the Minister of Justice, office in charge of the federal police, organ which activities are overseen by federal prosecutors (Procuradores da República) in the Attorney General's office.
The Attorney General of Hong Kong, renamed Secretary for Justice after transfer of sovereignty in 1997, is the legal adviser of the Hong Kong Government and heads the Department of Justice, assisted by the Solicitor General.
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 Encyclopedia: Attorney general   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
See also Attorney General of Ontario The Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system which reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province.
Her Majestys Attorney General for England and Wales, usually known as the Attorney General, is the chief legal adviser of the Crown in England and Wales.
The Attorney General of India is the Indian governments chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Attorney-general   (2899 words)

 Michael McDowell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He has previously been the Attorney-General of Ireland (1999-2002) and is also the President of the Progressive Democrats.
Michael McDowell was born in Dublin, Ireland and was educated at University College Dublin and Kings Inns in Dublin where he qualified as a barrister.
In July 1999 McDowell was appointed Attorney-General of Ireland, a position he held until 2002.
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Presenting the report, Michael McDowell, Attorney-General of Ireland, affirmed that an integrated approach against racism and towards the promotion of an inclusive, tolerant, intercultural society was being developed by the Government and its social partners.
The report says that because of the dualist nature of Ireland's legal system, the provisions of the Covenant cannot be invoked and directly enforced by the courts, and that it is necessary to examine the extent to which Irish law itself correctly reflects the obligations of the Covenant.
Ireland was currently receiving the second largest inflow among European Union member States.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2000/20000714.hrct572.doc.html   (1580 words)

 R (Moore) v. Attorney-General of Ireland (Pages 44-65.)
It differs greatly from the general right of the public to unlimited fishing which the appellants contend for and which they must show existed at the period and place in question; and it is not inconsistent with the ownership of the whole fishing being in some individual.
This statement of law as expounded in the reign of James I in Ireland is quite at variance with the law laid down in modern times by cases of the highest authority decided by the House of Lords.
The Great Charter was transmitted to Ireland in the reign of Henry III in a form somewhat different from that published by King John in England, but the latter has for centuries been held to apply to Ireland.
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 Office of the Attorney General of Ireland - Attorney General's scheme
Accordingly, a person wishing to obtain from the court a recommendation to the Attorney General that the Scheme be applied must make his or her application (personally or through his or her lawyer) at the commencement of the proceedings and must obtain the recommendation at the commencement of the proceedings.
In other words, an applicant would not be prejudiced from seeking the benefit of the Attorney General's Scheme to be applied to him or her in respect of Supreme Court proceedings by reason of the fact that he or she had not made such an application in relation to the High Court proceedings.
The Attorney General and the staff of the Office of the Attorney General are unable to give legal advice to members of the public.
www.attorneygeneral.ie /ac/agscheme.html   (753 words)

 BUNREACHT NA hÉIREANN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A general election for Seanad Éireann shall take place not later than ninety days after a dissolution of Dáil Éireann, and the first meeting of Seanad Éireann after the general election shall take place on a day to be fixed by the President on the advice of the Taoiseach.
There shall be an Attorney General who shall be the adviser of the Government in matters of law and legal opinion, and shall exercise and perform all such powers, functions and duties as are conferred or imposed on him by this Constitution or by law.
The Attorney General shall be appointed by the President on the nomination of the Taoiseach.
www.taoiseach.gov.ie /upload/publications/297.htm   (7893 words)

 R (Moore) v. Attorney-General of Ireland (Pages 66-87.)
On 20th July 1609, Sir Arthur Chichester, Deputy General, in pursuance of the King's letter, dated 29th November, 1608, made a grant to Mary, Baroness Delvin, and Sir Richard Nugent, her son, of lands in many parts of Ireland.
One of the subject-matters granted was the fishing and liberty of fishing and the catching of salmon and all other kinds of fish whatsoever in or with the creek bay river stream or pool of Ballishannon.
O'Hagan and Watson, the judgment of Sir Edward Sullivan M.R. in the Court of Appeal in Ireland.
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 ireland.com - The Irish Times - IRELAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The rights could of course be asserted by the Attorney General but he is always named as a respondent in these type of proceedings because the allegation is that the State itself which is represented by him is to be found wanting.
Consequently, as a result of the plans and general information given to the High Court by the respondents, the applicants' cases were adjourned from time to time and other interim orders made insofar as it was possible.
Previously Ireland had been governed by the Westminster model - the simple parliamentary sovereignty - democratic majority system - where parliament was supreme and the courts did not have such power of constitutional judicial review.
www.ireland.com /newspaper/special/2001/bushspeech   (10165 words)

 Law of the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1937 the state proclaimed a new constitution, the Constitution of Ireland, and renamed the state as Ireland (Éire) now generally known as the Republic of Ireland.
The President of Ireland must sign all bills into law as passed by the Houses of the Oireachtas, but does have a number of limited powers to decline signing, generally this means referral to the Supreme Court but does include other methods of referal not yet evoked.
The Irish Statute Book in its broadest sense is the total of all laws which are applicable the Republic of Ireland at this time, these include all British, English and Irish laws made over the centuries.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Law_of_Ireland   (286 words)

 Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002
Under Article 3(2) of the Prosecution of Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 the Director operates under the superintendence and direction of the Attorney General in all matters and he is responsible to the Attorney for the performance of his functions.
The effect of subsections (6) to (8) is to disqualify the holder of the post of Attorney General for Northern Ireland from being a member of the House of Commons, the Northern Ireland Assembly or a local authority in Northern Ireland.
This is equivalent to the position of the Attorney General in England and Wales.
www.hmso.gov.uk /ACTS/en2002/02en26-a.htm   (3738 words)

 PRESS RELEASE No 79/98: VISIT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF IRELAND TO THE COURT OF JUSTICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Attorney General of Ireland, Mr David Byrne, S.C., made an official visit to the Court of Justice of the European Communities on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December.
The Attorney General had meetings with the President of the Court of Justice Gil Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias and the President of the Court of First Instance Bo Vesterdorf.
Attorney General (1987); former Member of the Council of State; Bencher of the Honorable Society of King's Inns; Visiting Professor Université de Louvain; Judge at the Court of Justice since 1991.
curia.eu.int /en/actu/communiques/cp98/cp9879en.htm   (305 words)

 Attorney General Authority Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
What the Missouri Attorney General's Office does Attorney General Nixon and several statewide health organizations are urging the General Assembly to Attorney General Nixon, Pike County Prosecutor Williams file criminal charges.
Attorney General Jim Hood warned that Mississippians are the target of a Canadian sweepstakes and Just as every attorney who represents a client, the Attorney General has a duty.
The Attorney General is described in Article 30 of the Constitution as powers and duties of the Attorney General are to be found in.
www.101lawyers.com /law/attorney_general.html   (432 words)

In 1826 he became a scrjeant-at-law, and ~ii 1830, and again, in 1841, was attorney-general for Ireland.
In 1842 he became master of the rolls in Ireland, in 1846 chief-justice of the queens bench, and in 1852 (and again in 1866) lord chancellor of Ireland.
In 1856 he was made a lord justice of appeal in Ireland.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BL/BLACKBURNE_FRANCIS.htm   (170 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Remember Suez?
The walls of the attorney general's offices opposite Buckingham Palace stables are lined with the portraits of former incumbents, the most illustrious of them the renaissance author and courtier Sir Francis Bacon.
The attorney was not even asked for his opinion officially but could only make his views known through the lord chancellor, who has no constitu tional role in advising the government.
The role of the attorney general has attracted surprisingly little academic attention, but the leading authority, Professor John Edwards, has documented the history of the convention of confidentiality in two books, The Law Officers of the Crown (1964) and The Attorney General, Politics and the Public Interest (1984).
politics.guardian.co.uk /iraq/story/0,12956,1165294,00.html   (1545 words)

 The Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers: Attorney General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Attorney General, assisted by the Solicitor General, is the chief legal adviser to the Government.
The Attorney General has overall responsibility for the Treasury Solicitors’ Department, superintends the Director of Public Prosecution as head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland.
The Attorney General has public interest functions in which his responsibility is as guardian of the public interest.
www.lslo.gov.uk /goldsmith.htm   (347 words)

 The Flight Of The Earls.Net - Davies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Solicitor General of Ireland (1603-6), Attorney General of Ireland (1606-19) and later Lord Chief Justice of England (1626) A man of considerable literary fame, Davies devoted his principal energies to advancing his legal career.
Within a short period of time Davies was promoted to the position of Attorney General of Ireland, not least because he played a key role in employing English law as a means of consolidating the Elizabethan military conquest.
Davies was responsible for important legal decisions that asserted primogeniture in the matter of land inheritance, abolishing the traditional Gaelic Irish practices of tanistry (succession by any male member of the chieftain’s family circle) and gavelkind (multiple inheritance by a sept).
www.theflightoftheearls.net /davies1.htm   (255 words)

 Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002
(8) The Attorney General for Northern Ireland is disqualified from being elected to, or being a member of, a district council in Northern Ireland.
(2) If the Attorney General for Northern Ireland is suspended he may not perform any of the functions of the office until the decision whether to remove him has been taken (but his other rights as holder of the office are unaffected).
(a) the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, and
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 Croke v Smith, O'Connor, The Eastern Health Board, Ireland and the Attorney General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Counsel for Ireland and the Attorney General relies on Cahill v Sutton [1980] IR 269, which, apart from exceptional cases, limited locus standi to persons who could point to a detriment, actual or apprehended, to themselves resulting from the operation of the Act under challenge.
The main argument, on behalf of the appellant, against the validity of the section was based upon the absence of any judicial intervention or determination between the arrest of the person alleged to be of unsound mind and his subsequent detention under a reception order.
Having regard to their vulnerability, as a result of their perceived disorder, and their entanglement in the world of psychiatry, it is instructive to bear in mind that the US Supreme Court approaches the matter from the perspective of having as its touchstone a written Constitution which protects the liberty of the individual.
www.ucc.ie /law/irlii/cases/367ss-95_d.htm   (15248 words)

 Clare, John Fitzgibbon, 1st earl of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He was (1783-89) attorney general of Ireland and in 1789 became lord chancellor.
A resolute upholder of the Protestant ascendancy in Ireland, he denounced the Catholic Relief Act of 1793 and helped to thwart Lord Fitzwilliam in his move toward Catholic Emancipation.
He was instrumental in effecting the Act of Union (1800) between England and Ireland.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/ClareJ1F1.asp   (189 words)

 'Attorney-General Successfully Joined in the Carrickmines Castle case today'
This morning, in the Masters Chambers of the High Court, the Attorney General of Ireland was officially joined in the Carrickmines Castle case, which will now be styled: "The Attorney General, at the Relation of Dominic Dunne and Gordon Lucas -vs- Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council."
To avoid any lack of legal standing, or locus standi as it is called, by the litigant to bring such legal cases, the Attorney General may give his consent, or his fiat as it is called, to such proceedings being taken in appropriate cases.
However, while the Attorney General is the nominal plaintiff where he gives his consent to do so, it is the applicant who brings the case and takes all the risks associated with litigation both in terms of winning or losing the case and in terms of costs.
www.pressbox.co.uk /Detailed/7806.html   (353 words)

He had previously served as Director General of GATT since July 1993 and was instrumental in concluding the Uruguay GATT Round Negotiations.
From 1981 until early 1982 he was Attorney General of Ireland and was a Member of the Council of State.
He was reappointed in 1982 until 1984 when he was nominated by the Government of Ireland as a Member of the Commission of the European Communities in charge of Competition Policy.
www.trilateral.org /membship/bios/ps.htm   (347 words)

 ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR NORTHERN IRELAND REFERENCE (House of Lords)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By section 63 (3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 there was to be inserted in Part IV of the Act of 1968 a new section, section 48A, permitting the Attorney-General for Northern Ireland to refer a point of law to the Court of Criminal Appeal when a person tried on indictment had been acquitted.
By section 66 (6) (b) of the Act of 1972 the section was not to come into force until provision had been made by rules of court with a view to preventing the disclosure of the identity of the acquitted person.
A judge, sitting without a jury, acquitted him of murder holding that he had no conscious intention to kill or seriously injure and that the killing was justifiable homicide.
www.law.qub.ac.uk /humanrts/ehris/ni/ncase/natcaseE.htm   (294 words)

 Scotland Act 1998
A court or tribunal shall order notice of any devolution issue which arises in any proceedings before it to be given to the Attorney General for Northern Ireland and the Lord Advocate (unless the person to whom the notice would be given is a party to the proceedings).
The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland may refer any devolution issue which arises in proceedings before it (otherwise than on a reference under paragraph 28 or 29) to the Judicial Committee.
An appeal against a determination of a devolution issue by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland on a reference under paragraph 28 or 29 shall lie to the Judicial Committee, but only with leave of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland or, failing such leave, with special leave of the Judicial Committee.
www.forscotland.com /1998/80046--z.htm   (328 words)

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