Pressure grows on government over ‘political’ use of Attorney General’s office

The Labour Party is to bring forward a bill proposing reform in wake of the nursing homes controversy

Rossa Fanning, the Attorney General: his office’s recent report on the government’s legal strategy during the nursing homes controversy has attracted criticism

There is growing pressure on the government to explain its use of the Office of the Attorney General in response to political controversy over its legal strategy on nursing home charges.

Opposition parties and legal experts have raised concerns that the use of the Attorney General, whose role is defined in the constitution as “the adviser of the government in matters of law and legal opinion”, in a political manner has been a “novel, and ...