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The Politics of Judicial Selection in Ireland

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Bank Of Ireland - 1 Grand Canal Square

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The Lawyers CPD Club is a collective of Irish solicitors and barristers committed to achieving a collaborative forum for professional learning and development. The purpose of the Lawyers CPD Club is to provide regular lectures and training, on the most relevant topics affecting the profession, towards assisting colleagues in fulfilling their CPD requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to our next event at the Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square, at 8am on Thursday 2nd November, for a presentation on “The Politics of Judicial Selection in Ireland”.

Our speaker, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, recently published an unprecedented analysis of the politics underlying the appointment of judges in Ireland, enlivened by a wealth of interview material, and putting the Irish experience into a broad comparative framework. It tells the inside story of the process by which judges were chosen over the past three decades, both in cabinet and in the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, and charts a path for future reform of judicial appointment processes in Ireland. The research is based on a large number of interviews with senior judges, current and former politicians, Attorneys-General and members of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board.

Jennifer will provide an insight into the significance of a complex series of events that govern the way in which judges in Ireland are chosen today.

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Jennifer Carroll MacNeill is a political scientist with a research interest in political institutions and the judiciary. She completed her PhD research at the School of Politics and International Relations, UCD, and is both a IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar and the winner of the Basil Chubb Prize 2015 for the best politics PhD in Ireland. A barrister (and former solicitor), Dr Carroll MacNeill has worked as a lawyer in the public service, both within the Oireachtas as Legal Adviser in the Office of the Leader of Fine Gael and within Government as Special Adviser in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and in the Department of Justice and Equality.

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