Attorney-General for Ireland


Attorney-General for Ireland

The Attorney-General for Ireland was an Irish and then (from the Act of Union 1800) United Kingdom government office. The holder was senior to the Solicitor-General for Ireland, and advised the Crown on Irish legal matters. With the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, the duties of the Attorney General and Solicitor General "for" Ireland were taken over by the Attorney General "of" Ireland.

Attorneys-General for Ireland

partial list before 1830
*William Basil circa 1649 - circa 1658
*Sir John Temple 1691 - 1695
*Alan Brodrick 1707 - December 1709
*John Forster 1709 - 1711
*Sir Richard Levigne, Bt 1711 - 1714
*William Conyngham Plunket: 1803 - 1805
*William Conyngham Plunket: 1822 - 1827
*Henry Joy: 1827 - 1830

"full list required before 1830"

1830-1922
*Henry Joy "continued in office" 1830
*Edward Pennefather: 23 December 1830
*Francis Blackburne: 11 January 1831
*"office vacant": 17 November 1834
*Louis Perrin: 29 April 1835
*Michael O'Loghlen: 31 August 1835
*John Richards: 10 November 1836
*Stephen Woulfe: 3 February 1837
*Nicholas Ball: 11 July 1838
*Maziere Brady: 23 February 1839
*David Richard Pigot: 11 August 1840
*Francis Blackburne: 23 September 1841
*Thomas Berry Cusack Smith: 1 November 1842
*Richard Wilson Greene: 2 February 1846
*Richard Moore: 16 July 1846
*James Henry Monahan: 21 December 1847
*John Hatchell: 23 September 1850
*Joseph Napier: February 1852
*Abraham Brewster: April 1853
*William Keogh: March 1855
*John David Fitzgerald: March 1856
*James Whiteside: February 1858
*John David Fitzgerald: June 1859
*Rickard Deasy: February 1860
*Thomas O'Hagan: 1861
*James Anthony Lawson: 1865
*John Edward Walsh: 25 July 1866
*Michael Morris: 1 November 1866
*Hedges Eyre Chatterton: 1867
*Robert Warren: 1867
*John Thomas Ball: 1868
*Edward Sullivan: 12 December 1868
*Charles Robert Barry: 26 January 1870
*Richard Dowse: 13 January 1872
*Christopher Palles: 5 November 1872
*Hugh Law: 1873 ??
*John Thomas Ball: 12 March 1874
*Henry Ormsby: 21 January 1875
*George Augustus Chichester May: 27 November 1875
*Edward Gibson: 15 February 1877
*Hugh Law: 10 May 1880
*William Moore Johnson: 17 November 1881
*Andrew Marshall Porter: 3 January 1883
*John Naish: 19 December 1883
*Samuel Walker: 1885
*Hugh Holmes: 3 July 1885
*Samuel Walker: February 1886
*Hugh Holmes: August 1886
*John George Gibson: 1887
*Peter O'Brien: 1888
*Dodgson Hamilton Madden: 1890
*The Macdermot: August 1892
*John Atkinson: 8 July 1895
*James Campbell: 4 December 1905
*Richard Robert Cherry: 22 December 1905
*Redmond Barry: 2 December 1909
*Charles O'Connor: 26 September 1911
*Ignatius O'Brien: 24 June 1912
*Thomas Molony: 10 April 1913
*John Moriarty: 20 June 1913
*Jonathan Pim: 1 July 1914
*John Gordon: 8 June 1915
*James Campbell: 9 April 1916
*James O'Connor: 8 January 1917
*Arthur Samuels: 7 April 1918
*Denis Henry: 6 July 1919
*Thomas Brown: 5 August 1921 "office vacant from 16 August 1921"

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