Justice Aileen Donnelly of the High Court (pictured) has been named by Government for appointment to the Court of Appeal.
The vacancy arose following the appointment of Justice Mary Irvine to the Supreme Court last month.
Judge Patricia Ryan of the Circuit Court has also been named as President of the Circuit Court.
Former solicitor Judge Colin Daly of the District Court is appointed President of the District Court.
This appointment to a presidential role in the courts marks a historic first for a former Law Society Council member.
Justice Aileen Donnelly was appointed to the High Court in September 2014. She was educated at University College Dublin and the King’s Inns. She was called to the Bar in 1988 and to the Inner Bar in 2004.
Judge Patricia Ryan of the Circuit Court was appointed in July 2002. She was educated at UCD and the King’s Inns and called to the bar in 1984.
Judge Colin Daly was appointed to the District Court in 2012 and assigned to Carlow/Kilkenny district in 2015. He was educated at Queen’s University, Belfast and admitted to the Roll in 1997.