Former judge reappointed as Ombudsman for the Defence Forces
Barrister and former judge Alan Mahon is to continue in his role as Ombudsman for the Defence Forces.
Defence Minister Simon Coveney announced that Mr Mahon has been reappointed for a further three years, until 6 July 2024.
Mr Mahon was first appointed as Ombudsman for the Defence Forces on 6 July 2018 for a period of three years, following an open competition run by the Public Appointments Service.
Prior to holding his current position, Mr Mahon had a distinguished legal career, calling to the Bar in 1976 and holding a number of roles including senior counsel, Circuit Court judge, chairman of the Mahon Tribunal, and judge at the Court of Appeal.