Patrick Connolly

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Patrick Connolly
Attorney General of Ireland
In office
9 March 1982 – 17 August 1982
Appointed by Patrick Hillery
Preceded by Peter Sutherland
Succeeded by John L. Murray
Personal details
Born 1927
Oldtown, Dublin, Ireland
Died 7 January 2016 (aged 88–89)
Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish

Patrick (Paddy) Connolly (1927 – 7 January 2016) was an Attorney General of Ireland who was appointed by Charles Haughey.[1] Connolly resigned after Malcolm McArthur, who had been a house-guest of Connolly's, was arrested for murder (see GUBU).[2][3]

Connolly returned to practice at the Irish bar and to work as a Senior Counsel in Dublin. A life-long bachelor, Connolly was in his 80s when he died.[4]


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