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List of notable or famous judges from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top judges born in Ireland and even some popular judges who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish judges then this list is the perfect resource for you. These judges are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known judge from Ireland is included when available.

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Aindrias Ó Caoimh is an Irish Judge of the European Court of Justice and immediately prior to this was a Judge of the High Court from 1999 to 2004. He is a son of Aindreas Ó Caoimh who was Attorney General of Ireland for two periods and was a judge of the European Court of Justice 1974–85. He was educated at University College Dublin and the King's Inns. He was called to the Bar in 1972 and became a Senior Counsel in 1994. He was a lecturer in European Law at the King's Inns. He was appointed to the Court of Justice on 13 October 2004. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Republic of Ireland

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Sir John William Basil Kelly, QC, PC, PC was a Northern Irish barrister, judge and politician. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1920-2008)

Birthplace: County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland

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Catherine McGuinness is a retired judge and activist. She is a former barrister, Senator, President of the Law Reform Commission and judge of the Circuit Court, justice of the High Court and Supreme Court of Ireland. In January 2012 she was appointed to the Council of State by President Michael D. Higgins. In May 2013 she was appointed Chair of the National University of Ireland Galway Governing Authority. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

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Dermot Patrick Kinlen was best known for being the first inspector of prisons in Ireland. In his reports he was very critical of the way the prison service was being run and in particular of the lack of any focus on rehabilitation. He had previously been a High Court Judge, having been nominated by Dick Spring of the Labour Party, in spite of his links to Fianna Fáil. He was involved in the setting up of diplomatic relations between The People's Republic of China and Ireland. From 1977 onwards he was a frequent visitor to China. The University of Limerick awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Law. In 1997, Pope John Paul II bestowed the Order of St. Gregory on Kinlen. Kinlen's maternal ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 87

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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