Siobhan Phelan SC has been nominated for appointment as an ordinary judge of the High Court. She has been appointed to fill the vacancy which arose following the retirement of Mr Justice Michael White on 1 October.
Judge Karen O’Connor has also been appointed to fill the vacancy which arose following the appointment of Mr Justice David Barniville to the Court of Appeal on 30 August.
And Conor Dignam SC has been appointed to the High Court following the retirement of Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon on 13 November.
Siobhan Phelan SC studied for an LLB at Trinity College, Dublin (1992), including an Erasmus year at Université de Paris II, (1990-1991). She has an LLM from McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1994), and a Barrister-at-Law degree from the King’s Inns (1995).
Ms Phelan was called to the Bar in 1995 and to the Inner Bar in 2015.
Judge Karen O’Connor was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the King’s Inns. She was called to the Bar in 1993, and appointed to the Circuit Court in 2014.
Conor Dignam SC holds a BA Mod. in Political Science, Trinity College, Dublin (1992), and a Diploma in Legal Studies (1994) and Barrister-at-Law degree (1996), both from King’s Inns.
He was appointed to the Bar in 1996 and called to the Inner Bar in 2011.