Appointments

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Dublin firm Gaffney Halligan & Co Solicitors has announced the appointment of Aislinn Greene as solicitor. Ms Greene is originally from County Meath and will work primarily in the areas of family law and litigation.

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Irish lawyer Michael O'Flaherty has been elected as the Council of Europe's next commissioner for human rights, becoming the first Irish person to hold the post. Dr O'Flaherty won 104 votes in the second day of voting by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), beating Bulgarian n

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Matheson has promoted Susan Carroll Chrysostomou, Connor Cassidy, Raphael Clancy, John Coary and Ruadhán Kenny to partner. The new partners span three practice areas — corporate M&A, litigation and tax — and two offices, with four partners appointed in Dublin and one in London

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Peter Mullan has been appointed as chairperson of An Bord Pleanála. Mr Mullan has served as interim chairperson of the planning body since September 2023, having first been appointed as a temporary board member in January 2023, and will now take up the position on a permanent basis.

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HR professional Audrey Cahill has been appointed as director-general of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Ms Cahill, who previously served as a WRC board member from 2015 to 2021, has over 20 years' experience across all aspects of HR, particularly in the areas of strategic change and transf

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Human rights lawyer Les Allamby has been appointed to the UK government's Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC). Mr Allamby, a solicitor who has previously served as director of Law Centre NI and chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), is one of six new appoin

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Matheson partner Joe Beashel has been appointed as head of the Irish law firm's London office. As well as leading the 25-strong London team, which includes seven partners, Mr Beashel will continue to work as a partner in the Financial Institutions Group and to service his existing Ireland- and UK-ba

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Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin has been appointed as an honorary King's Counsel in recognition of her contribution to the law. A professor of law at Queen's University Belfast, she was nominated for her work in advising the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and civil society, inf

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Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC), which provides free legal advice and representation to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, has welcomed Kate Heffernan as a solicitor. Ms Heffernan was previously an associate in Arthur Cox's litigation, dispute resolution and investigations dep

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Global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has appointed employment law specialist Marie Claire Scullion as a partner in the firm's commercial department in Dublin. Ms Scullion, who brings over 18 years' experience, provides strategic and practical advice to domestic and international clients on all aspec

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LK Shields has promoted Jane O'Grady to partner in the firm's newly-rebranded technology and innovation team. Ms O'Grady trained as a solicitor with LK Shields and went on to spend time in a major Dublin firm before re-joining in 2018 as an associate in the firm's intellectual property, technology a

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A consultant at William Fry, an in-house lawyer at OpenAI and a law professor at Trinity College Dublin are among the members of a new advisory council helping to shape the Irish government's approach to artificial intelligence.

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Philip Lee has promoted Laura Mullen, Cian Moriarty, Brendan O'Connor and Hugo Grattirola to partners in the firm. Projects and construction partner Ms Mullen works in a range of practice areas including PPP projects, construction, public procurement law and procurement litigation.

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In-house lawyer Ross White has been elected as chair of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors' Association (NIYSA). Mr White, legal counsel at construction group GRAHAM, succeeded Shannon Gawley following the association's AGM at Law Society House yesterday.

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