McKechnie appointed to Supreme Court

Tue, Jun 22, 2010, 01:00

High Court Judge Liam McKechnie has been appointed to the Supreme Court, the Government confirmed this evening. 

The move follows the retirement last month of former Supreme Court Judge Hugh Geoghegan. A former chairman of the Bar Council, Mr Justice Liam McKechnie was appointed to the High Court in 2000 and has a master’s in European law.

He was also recently elected president of the Association of European Competition Law Judges.

The body, which represents judges from each of the 27 EU member states, promotes consistency in the application of EU competition law by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience among the judiciary.

The Supreme Court, which is composed of the Chief Justice of Ireland and seven ordinary judges, is the court of final appeal in all constitutional and civil matters.