Larkin reappointed as Attorney General

Published Friday, 23 May 2014
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John Larkin has been reappointed as Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

Larkin reappointed as Attorney General
John Larkin QC has been reappointed as Attorney General. (© Presseye)

The announcement was made by the First and deputy First Minister on Friday.

A statement said Mr Larkin QC, who first took up the job in May 2010 following the transfer of policing and criminal justice powers to Northern Ireland, will continue until 30 June 2016.

Stormont's legal adviser has been embroiled in a number of political storms during his initial term in office and there was uncertainty as to whether his services would be retained.

Last year Mr Larkin proposed an end to prosecutions in cases related to the Troubles.

However, throughout his time in the £200,000 a year post, the Attorney General has insisted he has worked to serve the public interest in matters of law.

A statement from the OFMDFM said: "The First Minister, the Rt Hon. Peter D Robinson, MLA, and the deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, MLA have announced the re-appointment of Mr John F Larkin QC to the position of Attorney General commencing on 24 May 2014 until 30 June 2016."

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