NI: NI Attorney General John Larkin to stay in post until 2019

Attorney General John Larkin
Attorney General John Larkin

Northern Ireland’s chief legal adviser, Attorney General John Larkin, will remain in the post until May 2019.

Members of the Northern Ireland Executive have been informed that the First Minister and deputy First Minister have agreed to extend Mr Larkin’s term, which was expected to end in June 2016.

Mr Larkin was first appointed for a four-year term in 2010 before being reappointed for a further two years in 2014.

On appointment, he became the first person to separately hold the title of Attorney General of Northern Ireland since its functions were taken over by the Attorney General of England and Wales in 1972.

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