John Rogers (Irish lawyer)

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John Rogers

22nd Attorney General of Ireland
In office
13 December 1984 – 10 March 1987
TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald
Preceded byPeter Sutherland
Succeeded byJohn L. Murray
Personal details
Born (1947-09-11) 11 September 1947 (age 71)
Dublin, Ireland
Political partyLabour Party
EducationRockwell College
Alma materTrinity College Dublin

John Rogers SC (born 11 September 1947) is an Irish barrister who served as Attorney General of Ireland from 1984 to 1987.

He was educated at Rockwell College and Trinity College, Dublin.[1]

The Labour Party demanded the right to choose the Attorney General in the coalition government of 1984. At the time Mary Robinson was expected to be chosen; instead the nomination went to John Rogers, who had not yet been appointed a senior counsel (SC). Traditionally a new Attorney General would have practised as a senior counsel for a number of years prior to his or her appointment. Rogers was appointed an SC on the day he was made Attorney General of Ireland. He has worked as a senior counsel in the Law Library, Dublin, from 1987 to date.


  1. ^ "Profile: John Rogers SC: An unlikely socialist who sticks to his own counsel". The Times. 18 January 2004. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Peter Sutherland
Attorney General of Ireland
Succeeded by
John L. Murray