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Nomination for Appointment to the Circuit Court

Today the Government formalised the nomination of Ms Helen Boyle BL for appointment by the President to the Circuit Court.  Ms Boyle’s appointment is necessary to fill a vacancy arising from the retirement, on 10th January 2020, of her Honour Judge Susan Ryan.

At its meeting on 20th December, 2019, the Government had agreed, in principle, to Ms Boyle’s nomination in anticipation of the upcoming vacancy.

The Government has taken the necessary steps to formally advise President Higgins of the nomination in accordance with constitutional practice.


Note for Editors

The nomination for appointment to the Circuit Court follows the receipt of a list of suitable candidates from the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board. 

Limited biographical details:

  • Educated: LLB, University College Cork and University of Leiden, 1993. LLM, University of Edinburgh, 1994. BL, Kings Inns, 1996.
  • Called to the Bar: 1996