John Rogers (Irish lawyer)
|22nd Attorney General of Ireland|
13 December 1984 – 10 March 1987
|Preceded by||Peter Sutherland|
|Succeeded by||John L. Murray|
|Born||11 September 1947|
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Trinity College Dublin|
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. Rogers was banned from driving, for 2 years, in 1998 after being arrested for drink driving. He was more than twice over the legal limit.
- "Profile: John Rogers SC: An unlikely socialist who sticks to his own counsel". The Times. 18 January 2004. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
| Attorney General of Ireland
John L. Murray