Sat, 14 Dec 2019

Changes ahead for Ireland High Court

Conor Trindle
14 Nov 2019, 04:22 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish government has put forward its nominations for appointments to the High Court.

At a meeting on Wednesday ministers finalised the nominations before forwarding them to the President to the High Court.

The government is nominating Brian O'Moore S.C., Mark Sanfey S.C., Mary Rose Gearty S.C., Niamh Hyland S.C. and Mark Heslin Solicitor.

The vacancies in the High Court have arisen due to the elevation of the Justice Aileen Donnelly to the Court of Appeal on 17 June 2019. The other four vacancies arise out of the elevations of Justice Seamus Noonan, Justice Mary Faherty, Justice Robert Haughton and Justice Una N Raifeartaigh to the Court of Appeal on 4 November 2019.

The government says it has taken necessary steps to formally advise President Michael Higgins of the nominations in accordance with constitutional practice.

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