Committees of Council

The newly formed Council at 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. commons, recreation and social affairs (Commons Committee),
  5. professional practice (Professional Practice Committee),
  6. matters affecting non–practising barristers (Graduates Members’ Committee).

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 2021

Name

Position

Council

Mr Hugh I. Mohan SC

Chair ex officio

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Ms Sara Moorhead SC

Hon. Treasurer ex officio

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Ms Elizabeth Donovan

Hon. Secretary ex officio

Practising Bar Panel

Ms Maura McNally SC

Chair, The Bar of Ireland ex officio

Professional Body Panel

Mr Seámus Clarke SC

Treasurer, The Bar of Ireland ex officio

Professional Body 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 Tom Mallon

Elected Member

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Michael McDowell SC

Elected Member

Bar Benchers’ Panel

The Hon. Ms Justice Burns

Co-Opted Member

Judicial Benchers' Panel

Mr Finbar Fox SC

Co-Opted Member

Mr Micheál O'Connell SC

Co-Opted Member

Practising Bar Panel

Ms Siobhán Lankford SC

Co-Opted Member

Education Committee 2021

Committee Member

Position

Council

The Hon. Ms Justice Baker

Chair

Judicial Benchers' Panel

The Hon. Ms Justice Burns

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr Michael Collins SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Ms Sara Moorhead SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Joseph O’Sullivan

.

Professional Body Panel

Mr Dara Hayes

.

Professional Body Panel

Ms Denise Brett SC

.

Professional Bar Panel

Ms Elizabeth Donovan

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr William Abrahamson

.

Co-Opted Member

Mr Peter Somers

.

Co-Opted Member

Mr Tadhg Dorgan

.

Co-Opted Member

Ms Grainne Larkin

.

Co-Opted Member

Library Committee 2021

Committee Member

Position

Council

Mr James O’Reilly SC

Chair

Bar Benchers’ Panel

The Hon. Mr Justice Edwards

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Ms Mema Byrne

.

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. Ms Justice Butler

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr Michael Cush SC

.

Bar Benchers' Panel

Prof Colum Kenny

.

Co-Opted Member

Dr Kenneth Ferguson

.

Co-Opted Member

Mr John Wilde Crosbie

.

Co-Opted Member

Mr David Nolan SC

.

Co-Opted Member

Commons Committee 2021

Committee Members

Position

Council

The Hon. Mr Justice Barniville

Chair

Judicial Benchers' Panel

Mr Hugh Mohan SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr George Maguire

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr Joseph O'Sullivan

.

Professional Body Panel

Mr Fergal Foley

.

Bar Benchers' Panel

The Hon. Ms Justice Pilkington

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Ms Susan Lennox

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr Tom Mallon

.

Bar Benchers' Panel

Professional Practice Committee 2021

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 Aillil O'Reilly

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr George Maguire

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr Joseph O’Sullivan

.

Professional Body Panel

Ms Sara Phelan SC

.

Professional Body Panel

Ms Sally O’Neill

.

Practising Bar Panel

Graduate Members’ Committee 2021

Committee Members

Position

Council

The Hon. Mr Justice Keane

.

Judicial Benchers’ Panel

Mr Tom Mallon

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Mr Dara Hayes

.

Professional Body Panel

Mr Michael McDowell SC

.

Bar Benchers’ Panel

Ms Kate Ahern

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr Robert O'Reilly

.

Practising Bar Panel

Ms Patricia McCallum SC

.

Practising Bar Panel

Mr Brian Byrne

.

Non-Practising Panel