Charles Lysaght

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Charles Lysaght is an Irish lawyer, author and journalist. He is the foremost writer of obituaries in Ireland.

Legal career[edit]

Lysaght was educated in Dublin at Gonzaga College, at University College Dublin, and at Cambridge University. He qualified as a barrister at the King's Inns, Dublin, and then at Lincoln's Inn in London. He was one of the duo that won the first Irish Times Debate in 1960[1] and was elected auditor of the King's Inns Debating Society in 1961. He worked for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs as a specialist in European Union law. He is President of the Cambridge University Ireland Society.[2]


Lysaght also reviews books for the Sunday Independent[4][5] and is an authority on the minutiae of recondite past laws and practices.[6]

See also[edit]

Irish Times Debate