Death Notice

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Tributes have been paid to the "pioneering" lawyer-turned-politician Mervyn Taylor, who passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Mr Taylor, a solicitor who went on to become a Labour TD, served as minister for equality and law reform under two coalition governments between 1993 to 1997.

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Judge Denis McLoughlin, a District Court judge assigned to Cavan and Monaghan, has passed away suddenly at the age of 62. The president of the District Court, Judge Paul Kelly, led tributes yesterday afternoon after the unexpected news of the judge's death earlier in the day.

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Judge John Curran QC, who retired from Northern Ireland's County Court bench in 2005, passed away yesterday. A barrister, he took silk in 1974 and was appointed as a County Court judge in February 1981, serving for 24 years until his retirement.

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Northern Ireland human rights commissioner Maura Muldoon has passed away at the age of 62. Ms Muldoon was appointed to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) for a three-year term just over a year ago.

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Belfast solicitor Claire O'Mahony has passed away a year after her retirement from practice. Ms O'Mahony, who headed the wills and probate department at Boyd Rice Solicitors, passed away peacefully at Marie Curie on Friday 3 September.

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Patrick Moran, one of Cork's longest-serving Circuit Court judges, has passed away at the age of 78 following a short illness. Judge Moran retired in 2013 after nearly 25 years on the bench, having been appointed in 1988. He previously practised as a barrister on the western circuit.

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John L. Leckey, the former senior coroner for Northern Ireland, has passed away at the age of 73. Mr Leckey, who retired in October 2015 after more than three decades overseeing inquests, passed away yesterday, according to the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

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Tribute was paid to Ivan Daly BL in the High Court yesterday as the late barrister's funeral took place at Beechwood Avenue Church. Mr Justice Brian O'Moore, speaking prior to the afternoon session of the common law list, told the court he "wanted to be among the very many people" attending the fune

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Retired Belfast solicitor John Boston has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced. Mr Boston qualified as a solicitor in 1947 and was a principal in John Boston & Co Solicitors until his retirement in May 2003.

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Dublin solicitor David Quinn, formerly of Beauchamps and BLM, has passed away after an illness. Mr Quinn died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Blackrock Hospice on Saturday.

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Prominent Banbridge solicitor Arthur J. Downey has passed away. A graduate of Queen's University Belfast, Mr Downey qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and founded Arthur J. Downey Solicitors in 1981.

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Armagh solicitor Kieran J. Morgan has passed away, less than two years after his retirement from private practice. Mr Morgan was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1978 and was a principal in K. J. Morgan Solicitors until his retirement in 2019.

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Retired Boyle solicitor Thomas L. Callan, former partner in the predecessor firm of Callan Tansey Solicitors, has passed away. Mr Callan was a partner in CE Callan & Co., which became Callan Tansey after a merger in 2008.

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Retired Belfast solicitor Ted Jones has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has said. Mr Jones qualified as a solicitor in September 1973. He founded corporate law firm Jones & Company Solicitors in 1998 and served as its principal partner until his retirement in 2012.

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Friends and colleagues of Katie Dawson BL have paid tribute to the "young and talented barrister" after she passed away yesterday. Ms Dawson, a graduate of UCC School of Law and the King's Inns who called to the Bar in 2002, was widely known for her work in the family and childcare courts.

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