Donal O'Donnell

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The Hon. Mr. Justice
Donal O'Donnell
Judge of the Supreme Court
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 2010
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Personal details
Born 1958
Nationality Irish
Alma mater University College Dublin,
King's Inns,
University of Virginia
Profession Judge, Barrister

Donal O'Donnell (born 1958) is a judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland since 2010.[1]

He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was educated at St. Mary's Christian Brothers' Grammar School, Belfast, University College Dublin, King's Inns and the University of Virginia.

He was called to the Irish Bar in 1982, was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1989. He has practised in all Courts in Ireland, in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). His father, Turlough O'Donnell, was a member of the Northern Ireland High Court and of the Court of Appeal between 1971 and 1990.[2]

O'Donnell has been a member of the Law Reform Commission since 2005. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy Committee on the Origins of the Constitution. He became a Bencher of the King's Inns in 2009 and was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell formally appointed to Supreme Court". The Irish Times. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "NI barrister joins Supreme Court". The Belfast Telegraph. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2011.