Former Attorney General Séamus Woulfe set for Supreme Court bench

Séamus Woulfe SC
Séamus Woulfe SC

The former Attorney General of Ireland, Séamus Woulfe SC, has been nominated by ministers for appointment to the Supreme Court.

Mr Woulfe, who served as Attorney General until the new government was formed last month, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Dalhousie University in Canada and the King’s Inns, Mr Woulfe called to the Bar in 1987 and to the Inner Bar in 2005.

His nomination follows a recommendation by the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board (JAAB), which is chaired by the Chief Justice.

Ministers have also agreed to nominate solicitor Mary Morrissey for appointment to the Circuit Court, filling a vacancy created by the passing of Judge John Hannan in February.

Ms Morrissey, a graduate of NUI Galway, qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and became an accredited mediator in 2014.

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