|The Hon. Mr. Justice
|Justice of the Supreme Court|
9 February 2012
|Nominated by||Government of Ireland|
|Appointed by||Michael D. Higgins|
14 November 1952
Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
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. 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.