Council & Committees

The General Council of The Bar of Ireland Members 2018/2019

The members of the Bar Council are elected annually by the members of the Law Library. The Council consists of 10 practitioners from the Inner Bar, 10 practitioners from the Outer Bar and four co-opts. The Council is chaired by a Chairperson elected for a two-year term.

Inner Bar Panel

  • Attorney General - Mr Seamus Woulfe SC 
  • Micheál P. O’Higgins SC - Chairman

  • Thomas Creed SC - Vice - Chair
  • Bernard Condon SC

  • Conor Dignam SC

  • Mary Rose Gearty SC

  • Sean Gillane SC

  • Paul McGarry SC

  • Maura McNally SC

  • Barry O'Donnell SC

  • Seán Ó hUallachain SC


Outer Bar Panel

  • Rachel Baldwin BL

  • Garrett Cooney BL

  • Moira Flahive BL

  • Paul Gunning BL

  • Dara Hayes BL

  • Claire Hogan BL

  • Maura King BL

  • Darren Lehane BL

  • Tony McGillicuddy BL

  • Joseph O'Sullivan BL



  • Vincent McKechnie BL

  • Nuala Butler SC

  • Miriam Reilly SC

  • Aoife Beirne BL