Council of State


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Council of State

in the Republic of Ireland, the body set up under the 1937 Constitution to advise the President on the exercise of his or her powers. Its ex-officio members are the TAOISEACH, the TANAISTE, the Chief Justice, the Chairman of DAIL EIREANN, the Chairman of SEANAD EIREANN and the Attorney General. In addition, the President may appoint up to seven members, and every former President, Taoiseach and Chief Justice willing and able to serve is a member.
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The final decision in this matter, which gave some property to the Commune, in the possession of which we were confirmed by the Council of State, made me a person of great importance in the canton.
Why, sir, two years after I had taken these momentous trifles in hand, and had carried the matter through to the end, every poor family in the Commune had two cows at least, which they pastured on the mountain side, where (without waiting this time for an authorization from the Council of State) I had established a system of irrigation by means of cross trenches, like those in Switzerland, Auvergne, and Limousin.
Our principal dislike to the organization arises from the extensive powers already lodged in that department." Even among the zealous patrons of a council of state the most irreconcilable variance is discovered concerning the mode in which it ought to be constituted.
Two days afterward these same magistrates appeared before the cardinal and their spokesman addressed Mazarin with so much fearlessness and determination that the minister was astounded and sent the deputation away with the same answer as it had received from the Duke of Orleans -- that he would see what could be done; and in accordance with that intention a council of state was assembled and the superintendent of finance was summoned.
The nobles, whose power had become exorbitant during the reign of Stephen, and whom the prudence of Henry the Second had scarce reduced to some degree of subjection to the crown, had now resumed their ancient license in its utmost extent; despising the feeble interference of the English Council of State, fortifying their castles, increasing the number of their dependants, reducing all around them to a state of vassalage, and striving by every means in their power, to place themselves each at the head of such forces as might enable him to make a figure in the national convulsions which appeared to be impending.
The Council of State ruled on the appeal lodged by Maatschap Munsterhuis.
For the traditional ribbon-cutting at the foot of the iconic unity staircase of Olympic House, IOC President Bach was joined by President Ueli Maurer, the IOC Executive Board members, the President of the Vaud Council of State, Nuria Gorrite; Council of State members Pascal Broulis and Philippe Leuba; the Mayor of Lausanne, Gregoire Junod; and a number of Olympic medallists.
The judge wondered if the respondent and his Counsel understood the essence of the contempt proceedings or simply did not appreciate the legal processes and cautioned that the Member of Council of State should set good example by respecting the court, particularly in a contempt case and the legal system in general.
PARIS, April 23 (KUNA) -- France's Council of State, the highest administrative court, on Tuesday rejected pleas to bring home the French wives and children of members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) who are held in Syria.
The Council also authorized the Minister of Transport Abdullah Laibi to negotiate and sign a draft agreement on cooperation between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the field of maritime transport, as amended by the Council of State based on the provisions of Article 80 / Article VI of the Constitution.
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met on Monday morning at his Amiri Diwan Office with HE the Chairman of the High Council of State of Libya Khaled Ammar Al Mishri and his accompanying delegation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president on Jan 22 presided over the meeting of the National Council of State at the State House, Abuja.

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