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WOMEN MEMBERS OF THE IRISH JUDICIARY

This page lists women members of the Irish judiciary and gives a breakdown of each court, as of 26 October 2010. The figures for women at the most senior levels compare favourably with those in the United Kingdom.


Table 1: Breakdown of Irish courts by gender

Breakdown of Irish courts by gender

Court

women

men

% women

Supreme Court
2
6
25

High Court Judges

5

32

16

Circuit Court

11

27

29

District Court (inc. moveable judges)

16

47

25

Table 2: Women judges in Ireland (as at 26 October 2010)

Women judges in Ireland

Name

Court

Year Appointed

Susan Denham

Supreme

1992

Fidelma Macken*

Supreme

2005

Maureen Clarke

High Court

2006

Elizabeth Dunn

District Court (Dublin)
High Court

1996-2006
2006

Mary Finaly Geoghegan

High Court

2002

Mary C. Irvine

High Court

2006

Mary Lafoy

High Court

1995

Alice Doyle

Circuit (unassigned)

2004

Doirbhile Flanagan

Circuit (unassigned)

2004

Petria McDonnell

Circuit (unassigned)

2007

Margaret Heneghan

Circuit (unassigned)

2010

Leonie Reynolds

Circuit (unassigned)

2010

Alison Lindsay

Circuit (Dublin)

1996

Olive Buttimer

Circuit (South eastern)

1996

Jacqueline Linnane

Circuit (Dublin)

1997

Yvonne Murphy

Circuit (Dublin)

1998

Katherine Delahunt

Circuit (Dublin)

2001

Patricia Ryan

Circuit (Dublin)

2002

Mary Faherty

Circuit (Dublin)

2002

Clare Leonard

District (Dublin)

1992

Catherine Murphy

District (Dublin)

1996

Mary Collins

District (Dublin)

1996

Miriam Malone**

District (Dublin)

1997

Bridget Reilly

District (Dublin)

2001

Anne Watkin

District (Dublin)

2002

Ann Ryan

District (Dublin)

2004

Heather Perrin

District (Dublin)

2009

Patricia McNamara

District (Dublin)

2010

Catherine Staines

District (Dublin)

2010

Aingeal Ní Chondúin

District (Moveable)

2003

Elizabeth McGrath

District (Moveable)

2007

Mary Devins

District (Provincial)

1998

Mary Fahy

District (Provincial)

1993

Mary O'Halloran

District (Provincial)

1992

Mary Martin

District (Provincial)

1983

* Fidelma Macken was the first woman judge in the European Court of Justice
** Miriam Malone is the President of the District Courts

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