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Attorney General

The Attorney General, Rossa Fanning SC was appointed on the 17th of December 2022. He is the legal adviser to the Government and is therefore the chief law officer of the State.

The Attorney General is described in Article 30 of the Constitution as "the adviser of the Government in matters of law and legal opinion". The functions, powers and duties of the Attorney General are to be found in the Constitution, in legislation (primarily section 6 of the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924), in constitutional convention and in judicial decisions delivered both prior to and subsequent to the founding of the State.