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Appointment to the High Court


At its meeting today, the Government nominated Ms. Isobel Kennedy, S.C. for appointment by the President to the High Court.
The vacancy on the High Court arises from the elevation of the Hon. Mr. Justice John Edwards to the Court of Appeal on the 4th of December 2014.
The Government has taken the necessary steps to formally advise President Higgins of the nomination in accordance with constitutional procedure.

Note for Editors
The nomination for appointment to fill the vacancy in the High Court follows the receipt of a list of suitable candidates from the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board.

Biographical Details for Ms. Isobel Kennedy, S.C.
Educated: Bachelor of Civil Law 1986 and Bachelor of Law 1988
Called to the Bar: 1988
Called to the Inner Bar: 2003
Practised primarily in Criminal Law, Judicial Review and Constitutional Law
Member of the Bar Council: 1995 to 1997
Member of the Barristers' Professional Conduct Tribunal for five years