New Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judges nominated
Minsters have nominated Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly for appointment to the Supreme Court, and Mr Justice Charles Meenan and Ms Justice Tara Burns for appointment to the Court of Appeal.
The nominations follow the passing of the Courts Bill 2023 earlier this month, allowing for the appointment of 24 additional judges this year in response to the recommendations of the judicial planning working group.
Ms Justice Donnelly called to the Bar in 1988 and the Inner Bar in 2004. She was appointed to the High Court bench in 2014 and elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2019.
Mr Justice Meenan was called to the Bar in 1980 and the Inner Bar in 1998. He was appointed to the High Court in 2017.
Ms Justice Burns was called to the Bar in 1995 and the Inner Bar in 2013. She was appointed to the High Court in 2018.