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Death of barrister and journalist Kieron Wood

28 Feb 2023 / people Print

Death of barrister and journalist Kieron Wood

Former barrister and journalist Kieron Wood, who was RTÉ’s first Legal Affairs Correspondent, has died in Dublin.

He had previously been the broadcaster’s Religious Affairs Correspondent.

Kieron Wood qualified as a barrister in 1995, and practised in the area of family law.

He represented the first spouse to obtain a High Court divorce under the 1996 legislation.


As a journalist at RTÉ and the Sunday Business Post, he was honoured several times at the Law Society’s Justice Media Awards, while he also authored a number of books – including (with Alison Cooper) The Kilkenny Incest Case, Family Breakdown: A Legal Guide, The High Court: A User’s Guide, and (with Paul O’Shea) Divorce in Ireland: The Options, the Issues, the Law.

He also contributed occasionally to the Gazette – including a 1998 piece that discussed the then-new technology of email, and whether it would stand up as evidence in court.

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