Legal Section

Functions and Responsibilities

  • To provide independent and objective legal advice to the Minister and the Department.
  • To advise on litigation matters as required by each Unit within the Department.
  • To participate in the Minister’s legislative programme by advising on Heads of Bills and the contents of statutory instruments.

Contact this Unit

Head of Legal Section Angela O’Floinn
Legal Advisors Wesley Farrell
Ronan Horgan
Clerical Officers: Linda Learmouth
Olga Conroy
Deirdre McIntyre
  • Telephone: 01 - 635 4000
  • Fax: 01 - 635 4001
  • Section 15, Freedom of Information Act

    Agencies/Service Providers/Working Groups: N/A

    Legislation: N/A

    Classes of Records held: Legal Advices (Internal and External), Correspondence, Administrative records relating to the functions of the Unit.

    Significant Systems Administrative systems in line with the running of the Unit.

    Personal Information Holdings Records relating to functions outlined above.

    Purpose Used for the purpose of the functions outlined above.

    Disclosees Attorney General’s Office, Chief State Solicitors Office, State Claims Agency

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