John Rodgers

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Political leaders including Arlene Foster, Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill listen to Fr Martin McGill’s homily

A key moment at the funeral of Lyra McKee was when Fr Martin Magill, commended political leaders such as the DUP’s Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin’s Mary (...)

 John Rogers, attorney general in 1986, argued the AG was ‘better able to identify persons who have qualities appropriate to holding judicial office’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The attorney general in 1986 believed the appointment of judges should “in the first instance” be a matter for his office, according to a file from th(...)

Former minister for education Patrick Cooney.

The minister for education wanted to know whether he could legally dock the entirety of teachers’ wages if they went on strike for three days a week,(...)

Mr Justice Liam Hamilton said in 1986 that due to the separation of powers under the Constitution, “the servicing of the courts” was excluded from employment embargoes. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Mr Justice Liam Hamilton, president of the High Court in 1986, told the then government he needed 12 staff immediately if the High Court was “to fulf(...)

Mountjoy Prison: was down daily about 30-40 posts.  Photograph: David Sleator

A request by minister for justice Alan Dukes to increase the number of staff in the State’s prisons by 352 to help alleviate a worsening overcrowding (...)

John Rodgers: told Mr Dukes he did not see the legal basis on which access to the files, especially for films made 30 years or more previously, could be resisted or refused. Photograph: David Sleator

There was a series of tense letters between the attorney general and the minister for justice in late 1986 over the release of the film censor’s file(...)

Former Attorney General John Rodgers said today that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be required to formally resign  if he fails to win majority support in the Dáil this week. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

One of Ireland’s leading constitutional lawyers has said Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be required to formally resign as Taoiseach if he fails to win maj(...)

David Norris, left, and Geoffrey Dudgeon of the Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association. Photograph: Pat Langan

The government considered using Aids as an argument to retain laws that outlawed homosexual acts, in preparation for a case at the European Court of H(...)

John and Lynette Rodgers, from Holywood in Co Down. Photograph: Pacemaker Press/ Rodgers Family  John and Lynette Rodgers, from Holywood in Co Down. Photograph: Pacemaker Press/ Rodgers Family

The joint funerals of the honeymoon couple who were drowned while holidaying in South Africa is taking place today in the same church where they were (...)

John and Lynette Rodgers, from Holywood in Co Down, drowned while visiting Plettenberg Bay as part of their honeymoon. Photograph: Caroline Smyth Photography/PA Wire.

The bodies of the newlywed couple from Northern Ireland who drowned while on honeymoon in South Africa have been brought home. The joint funeral of Jo(...)

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