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    Default Paul Gallagher - Attorney General

    What's the deal with Paul Gallagher. Does anyone know anything about him?

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    I know that he did some work for the last Rainbow when the AG at the time could not cover it because of previous work the AG did.

    That is why he was my dark horse prediction for AG under the Rainbow.
    Now you know how accurate my predictions are.
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    Was counsel for the State in the Gilligan-Zappone case.

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    Is chairman of the editorial board of the bar review (legal journal produced by and for barristers.Senior Counsel for Guiness and Mahan at the Moriarty Tribunal. Specialises in commercial law particularly but has a rounded practice.
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    Comes from Tralee.

    Studied Law at UCD but not part of the usual L&H set.
    Not involved in politics in UCD either.

    Was a pupil of Dermot Kinlen when he joined the bar.

    Very clever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lenster hauser
    Was counsel for the State in the Gilligan-Zappone case.
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    Dubsthcentralboy, was your previous post said tongue in cheek? The usual qualification for appointment as attorney general is that one should be a member of the inner bar (senior counsel) not be thick as pig s**t, though that is not a complete disqualification, and to be a fully paid up member of the relevent party in power. Gallagher, however, has a very very good reputation and the office of the attorney general is a very good one in terms of the people working there. He would also seem, on the surface, apolitical. The only difficulty with the attorney general giving advice to the government is that no one else ever gets to see it and in reverence to a previous post, im not too sure how beneficial being a former pupil of Mr. Justice Kinlen is.
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    He would be very close to the former Fine Gael Attorney General, Dermot Gleeson SC, and his political sympathies would be thought to tend towards the Blueshirts rather than Fianna Fáil. Perhaps this is his appeal. He is one of the finest minds at the Bar and as somebody not immediately identified with FF he would be a reassuring choice for the Greens.

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    looks like this may have been an appointment pushed for by the Greens alright - up until yesterday/the day before he didn't appear to be in the running

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    Hmmmm but what use is it to the Gov the AG having a political sympathy ? The role is pretty apolitical ?

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