Committees of Council

The newly formed Council at The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (King’s Inns) for a succeeding year shall meet in December in each year to elect one or more committees to deal with the following matters:

  1. finance, building and general purposes (“Standing Committee”),
  2. the education of students and further education of barristers (“Education Committee”),
  3. the Society’s Library (“Library Committee”),
  4. Professional Practice,
  5. Commons, recreation and social affairs (“Commons Committee”),
  6. matters affecting non–practising barristers.

Council may also elect at any time such other committees, whether annual or ad hoc, to deal with any other matters as it may from time to time deem necessary.

Full details of how Committees operate and are elected can be found in the General Rules of the Society.  

Standing Committee 2020

Name

Position

Council

Mr Hugh O’Neill SC

Chair ex officio

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Hugh Mohan SC

Hon. Treasurer ex officio

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Ms Elizabeth Donovan

Hon. Secretary ex officio

Practising Bar Panel

Ms Maura McNally SC

Chair, Bar of Ireland ex officio

Bar Council Panel

Mr Seán Ó hUallachain

Treasurer, Bar of Ireland ex officio

Bar Council Panel

The Hon. Ms Justice Baker

Chair, Education Committee ex officio

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

The Hon. Mr Justice Barniville

Chair, Commons Committee ex officio

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr James O’Reilly SC

Chair, Library Committee ex officio

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Michael McDowell SC

Elected Member

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Tom Mallon

Elected Member

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Ms Eileen Barrington SC

Co-opted Member

The Hon. Ms Justice Burns

Co-opted Member

Mr Micheál O’Connell SC

Co-opted Member

Education Committee 2020

Committee Member

Position

Council

The Hon. Ms Justice Baker

Chair January 2020 – December 2021

Judicial Benchers' Panel

The Hon. Ms Justice Burns

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr Michael Collins SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Hugh Mohan SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Joseph O’Sullivan

.

Professional Body Panel

Mr Dara Hayes

.

Professional Body Panel

Mr Tadgh Dorgan

.

Practising Bar Panel

Ms Elizabeth Donovan

.

Practising Bar Panel

The Hon. Mr Justice Cregan

Co-opted Member

Mr William Abrahamson

Co-opted Member

Mr Peter Somers

Co-opted Member

Ms Grainne Larkin

Co-opted Member

Library Committee 2020

Committee Member

Position

Council

Mr James O’Reilly SC

Chair

Bar Benchers’ Panel

The Hon. Mr Justice Edwards

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr Darren Lehane

.

Professional Body Panel

Ms Elizabeth Donovan

.

Practising Bar Panel

Ms Maura McNally SC

.

Professional Body Panel

Mr John Rogers SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

The Hon. Mr Justice Simons

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr Arran Dowling-Hussey

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr David Nolan SC

Co-opted Member

Dr Ken Ferguson

Co-opted Member

Mr John Wilde Crosbie

Co-opted Member

Prof Colum Kenny

Co-opted Member

Professional Practice 2020

Committee Members

Position

Council

The Hon. Mr Justice Edwards

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

The Hon. Ms Justice Pilkington

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr Michael Collins SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr George Maguire

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr Darren Lehane

.

Professional Body Panel

Ms Jacqueline O’Brien SC

.

Bar Benches’ Panel

Ms Sally O’Neill

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr Joseph O’Sullivan

.

Professional Body Panel

Commons Committee 2020

Committee Members

Position

Council

The Hon. Mr Justice Barniville

Chair

Judicial Benchers Panel

Mr Fergal Foley

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Denis McCullough SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr George Maguire

.

Practising Bar Panel

The Hon. Ms Justice Pilkington

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr Tom Mallon

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Ms Susan Lennox

.

Practising Bar Panel

Ms Rachel Baldwin

.

Professional Body Panel

Mr Paul O’Higgins SC

Co-opted Member

Mr John Peart SC

Co-opted Member

Mr Paul McGarry SC

Co-opted Member

Mr Daniel Fennelly

Co-opted Member

Ms Imogen McGrath

Co-opted Member

Graduate Members’ Committee 2020

Committee Members

Position

Council

The Hon. Mr Justice Keane

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr Michael McDowell SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Tadgh Dorgan BL

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr Tom Mallon

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr John Holohan BL

.

Non-Practising Panel

Mr Brian Byrne BL

.

Non-Practising Panel

Ms Georgina Farren

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr Dara Hayes

.

Professional Body Panel