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ICEL appoints Eoin Delap BL as chief executive
Eoin Delap BL

14 Jul 2022 / EU law Print

ICEL appoints Eoin Delap BL as chief executive

The Irish Centre for European Law (ICEL) has named Eoin Delap BL as its chief executive.

A practising barrister and Law Library member, UCD and TCD graduate Delap has previously worked in the charities sector in Ireland and the US.

He practises in the areas of commercial and administrative law, with a particular focus on EU law.  

He succeeds Dr Stephen Brittain BL, who has led ICEL for four years, and steered the recent Brexit seminar series, and the annual flagship ICEL and Eversheds Sutherland public-procurement-law conference.  

Delap will take responsibility for ICEL’s autumn programme of events, beginning with a conference on the recently enacted Competition (Amendment) Act 2022.

ICEL is hoping for renewed in-person participation, and details on upcoming programmes will be posted to ICEL.ie shortly.

50th anniversary of Ireland’s EU membership

CJEU Advocate General Anthony M Collins (president of ICEL) said: “This is an important appointment for the centre that comes at a vital moment in our work, and with the backdrop of the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the EU, and the 70th anniversary of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

“I look forward to working with Eoin and the board of directors to ensure the centre remains the leading forum for expertise in European law.   

“I would also like to thank Stephen for his commitment and leadership during his tenure. The centre has held many successful events during Stephen’s time as CEO and, behind the scenes, strengthened key aspects of the organisation preparing the ground for the years ahead.”


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