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IWLA Women Lawyers of the Year Awards

In recognition of their leadership in a time of great strife and challenge, the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) has announced that Michelle O’Boyle, outgoing president of the Law Society of Ireland and Maura McNally SC, chair of the Bar Council of Ireland as IWLA Women Lawyers of the Year. 

Published 4 December 2020

Women lawyers challenge plans to seal mother and baby homes records

Government plans to seal records from the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes for 30 years are not "necessary and proportionate", the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) has said.

Published 21 October 2020

Women solicitors urged to apply to become senior counsel

Women solicitors have been urged to apply for recognition as senior counsel after just two women were named among the first 17 solicitors to receive the honour.

Published 7 September 2020

Webinar to explore how lawyers can use military decision frameworks

American lawyer Anusia Gillespie will discuss how military decision frameworks can be of use to lawyers at an Irish Women Lawyers' Association (IWLA) webinar this evening.

Published 7 May 2020

Irish Women Lawyers Association admits former US ambassador to the UN as honorary member

The Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) has welcomed Sarah Power, a former US ambassador to the UN, as an honorary member.

Published 30 January 2020

Women lawyers to discuss constitutional provision on 'woman's place in the home'

The controversial reference to women's "life within the home" in the Irish constitution will be explored at an event hosted by the Irish Women Lawyers' Association (IWLA) next month.

Published 31 October 2019

Senator Ivana Bacik recognised as Irish Woman Lawyer of the Year

Senator Ivana Bacik received a standing ovation as she was named Woman Lawyer of the Year at a gala dinner organised by the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA).

Published 23 October 2019

Senator Ivana Bacik to be named Irish Women Lawyer of the Year

Senator Ivana Bacik, a qualified barrister and prominent legal academic, is set to be named as Irish Women Lawyer of the Year by the Irish Women Lawyers' Association (IWLA).

Published 10 October 2019

Women lawyers reach out to environmental NGOs to help tackle climate change

A new group of women lawyers is reaching out to environmental NGOs to find out how they can best contribute their legal experience to the fight against climate change.

Published 2 October 2019

Solicitor turned yoga teacher to deliver Irish Women Lawyers Association talk

Former solicitor turned yoga teacher Sarah Shannon will speak about her change of career at an Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) event later this month.

Published 4 September 2019

Mary Robinson's speech to women lawyers now online

Former President Mary Robinson's speech to the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) AGM has been published online.

Published 23 August 2019

Maeve Delargy re-elected chair of the Irish Women Lawyers Association

Solicitor Maeve Delargy was re-elected as chairperson of the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) at a packed AGM yesterday evening.

Published 11 July 2019

Ferga McGloughlin and Angela Collins discuss referendum outcome in inaugural IWLA podcast

Barristers Ferga McGloughlin and Angela Collins discuss the impact of the divorce referendum on Irish family law in the first episode of the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) podcast.

Published 27 May 2019

International Women’s Day 2019 – Balance for Better

Cathy Smith, a barrister practising in employment and company law and a committee member of the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA), writes for Irish Legal News on International Women's Day 2019.

Published 8 March 2019

Leading lawyers and judges enjoy special screening of RBG biopic

Leading solicitors, barristers and judges enjoyed a special Dublin screening of On the Basis of Sex, a drama about the life of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this week.

Published 28 February 2019