John Rogers (Irish lawyer)

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John Rogers was the 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. He has worked as a senior counsel in the Law Library, Dublin from 1987 to date.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Peter Sutherland
Attorney General of Ireland
Succeeded by
John L. Murray