Conor Casey and Hilary Hogan: Government’s legal stance also raises questions about AG’s role
It is fair to ask whether Rossa Fanning’s report into the nursing homes charges represents an expansion of the role of the Attorney General from legal adviser to a more openly political actor
Over the past two weeks, there has been considerable public disquiet over the emergence of the government’s legal strategy in relation to both the imposition of nursing home charges, and the failure to pay disability maintenance to those in institutional settings.
At the request of the government, Rossa Fanning, the Attorney General (AG), published a report on the matter which offered an account of the litigation management strategy adopted by the state.
In the report, ...