Iseult O'Malley

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Iseult O'Malley
Judge of the Supreme Court
Assumed office
6 October 2015
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byMichael D. Higgins
Judge of the High Court
In office
21 July 2012 – 6 October 2015
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byMichael D. Higgins
Personal details
Born
Iseult Mary O'Malley

(1964-06-06) 6 June 1964 (age 55)
Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
RelationsKevin O'Higgins (Grandfather)
Alma mater

Iseult Mary O'Malley (born 6 June 1964) is an Irish judge who has served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland since October 2015. She previously served as a Judge of the High Court from 2012 to 2015.

She was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and King's Inns.[1] She is a granddaughter of Kevin O'Higgins, the Minister for Justice who was assassinated in 1927.[2] She was called to the Bar in 1987, and became a Senior Counsel in 2007.[1] She was appointed as a Judge of the High Court in 2012.[2] She had practised mainly in criminal law, and was Director and Chair of the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) from 1985 to 2012.[3] She won a Person of the Year Award in 2004 for her work with FLAC.[1] She was appointed a Bencher of the King's Inns in 2012.[3]

She was nominated to the Supreme Court in July 2015[4] and was appointed by the President of Ireland on 1 October 2015.[5] She made the Declaration required by the Constitution of a Justice of the Supreme Court on 6 October 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Appointments to the Supreme Court, High Court and District Court". MerrionStreet.ie. 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Top barrister at tribunal appointed High Court judge". Irish Examiner. 9 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "2018 Supreme Court Annual Report" (PDF). Supreme Court. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Iseult O'Malley to be appointed as Supreme Court judge". The Irish Times. 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Appointment of Judge of the Supreme Court and Judges of the High Court". Áras an Uachtaráin website www.president.ie. 1 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Supreme Court: 6th October 2015". Supreme Court Legal Diary. 6 October 2015.