John MacMenamin

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The Hon. Mr. Justice
John MacMenamin
Justice of the Supreme Court
Assumed office
9 February 2012
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Michael D. Higgins
Personal details
Born John MacMenamin
(1952-11-14) 14 November 1952 (age 64)
Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) Lia O’Hegarty
Children 1
Education Terenure College
Alma mater
Religion Roman Catholicism

John MacMenamin (born 14 November 1952) is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland appointed on the 9 February 2012.[1]

He was educated at University College Dublin and the King's Inns. He was called to the Bar in 1975 and became a Senior Counsel in 1991.[1] He was Chairman of the Bar Council from 1997 to 1999. He had a mixed practice, with an emphasis on commerce, insurance and defamation. He represented the Sunday Independent in the Proinsias De Rossa libel trial. He was legal adviser to the Irish Medical Council and on the VHI board.[2]

He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 2004. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in February 2012.[2] He is married to Lia O’Hegarty, and they have one daughter.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Appointments to the Supreme Court". 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Two new Supreme Court judges chosen". The Irish Times. 29 February 2012.