Wednesday February 26, 2020

Victory lap for justice Finlay Geoghegan

Judge set to break a modern day record for the shortest tenure on the Supreme Court since World War II

10th November, 2017
Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan is to be promoted to the Supreme Court and will be replaced at the appellate court by Justice Paul Gilligan

There will be few, if any, raised eyebrows at the calibre of the latest judicial nominations announced following Tuesday's cabinet meeting.

Even Minister Shane Ross appeared happy to pipe down about the cronyism of the selection process he has been so keen to overhaul (presumably because he believes legislative change in the form of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill will kick in presently).

In the reshuffle, Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan is to be promoted from...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The narrative of the Sinn Féin surge suggests that politics in Ireland is becoming more polarised like in the US and Britain, but the reality is far more complex

Colin Murphy | 1 week ago

Bank chief McDonagh says move would create better work environment for young parents and people with caring responsibilities

Killian Woods | 1 week ago

Despite a belated show of independence, the US attorney general has been a willing pawn in Trump’s interference in criminal investigations being carried out by the Department of Justice

Marion McKeone | 1 week ago