Nial Fennelly

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Nial Fennelly
Judge of the Supreme Court
In office
11 October 2000 – 21 May 2014
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byMary McAleese
Advocate General of the European Court of Justice
In office
19 March 1995 – 6 July 2000
PresidentGil Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias
Preceded byClaus Christian Gulmann
Succeeded byGünter Hirsch
Judge of the European Court of Justice
In office
19 March 1995 – 6 July 2000
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byEuropean Council
Personal details
Born (1942-05-03) 3 May 1942 (age 76)
Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFine Gael
EducationClongowes Wood College
Alma mater

Nial Fennelly (born 3 May 1942) is a retired Irish judge who served as a Judge of the Supreme Court from 2000 to 2014, Advocate General of the European Court of Justice and a Judge of the European Court of Justice from 1995 to 2000.[1]

He was educated at Clongowes Wood College, took a degree in economics at University College Dublin and completed his Bar studies at King's Inns. He was a Barrister-at-Law from 1964 to 1995; when he was appointed as a senior counsel, he based himself full-time in Dublin, but when a junior barrister, he worked both there and on the South Eastern circuit. Fennelly was Chairman of the Bar Council of Ireland shortly before his appointment as Advocate General. Fennelly is president of the Irish Society for European Law.[1]

Fennelly is the sole member of the "Commission of Investigation (Certain Matters relative to An Garda Síochána and other persons)", commonly called the Fennelly Commission, a commission of investigation established in April 2014 by the Government of Ireland to investigate several controversies involving the Garda Síochána.

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  1. ^ a b "Current Judges of the Supreme Court". Supreme Court of Ireland. Retrieved 27 October 2010.