Published on Monday12thMarch2018

Process for Recommendation prior to the Nomination of a Person by the Government to the Office of President of the Court of Appeal

Arising from the forthcoming retirement of the current incumbent, the Government has established a process for recommendation prior to the nomination of a person to be appointed as President of the Court of Appeal by the President under the Constitution.

A non-statutory advisory Committee has been set up to invite and consider expressions of interest in the position of President of the Court of Appeal, and to make recommendations for consideration by the Government. 

The Committee comprises:

  • The Honourable Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice
  • Ms Jane Williams, Chair of the Top Level Appointments Committee
  • Mr Séamus Woulfe SC, Attorney General

Expressions of interest are invited from eligible persons, i.e. serving Judges and practising barristers and solicitors eligible for appointment as President of the Court of Appeal  in accordance with Section 5 of the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 (as amended). 

The expression of interest should set out the person’s education, professional qualifications and experience relevant to the position of President of the Court of Appeal , accompanied by a statement (maximum 1000 words) setting out the reasons for the person’s interest in and suitability for the office, including his/her capacity to carry out a leadership role in the Judiciary, including in particular the management of the Court of Appeal.

Expressions of interest should be sent to:

Mr Martin Fraser

Secretary General to the Government

Government Buildings

Upper Merrion Street

Dublin 2

The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 1pm on Tuesday 20 March 2018.