The Green Party has issued a statement saying that it has not put any names forward for the role of Attorney General in a potential coalition government.

The party was responding to a newspaper story that it had sought the legal Cabinet position if a deal was done.

In its statement, the Green Party said that it had not discussed possible appointments "either internally or with other parties at any level".

The Sunday Times article cited Roderick Maguire BL as a possible Green candidate for the Attorney General position.

Mr Maguire was one of 200 lawyers who signed a statement calling for a NO vote in the 2018 abortion referendum.

Green TD Neasa Hourigan tweeted today that as an active repeal campaigner, such an appointment would not be acceptable to her.