Oisín Quinn SC

Member of the Inner Bar

  • Junior Counsel: 1992
  • Senior Counsel: 2008

BCL, LL.M.(Lond), CEDR Accredited Mediator

Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial/Chancery
  • General Common Law
  • General Practice
  • Tort & Personal Injury Law
  • Labour & Employment Law
Oisín Quinn SC
Accrediting Body: CEDR

Other Memberships:
Employment Bar Association
Direct Professional Access:

Oisín Quinn SC has been in practice at the Bar since 1992 and specialises in employment law, defamation and medical negligence. He graduated in Law from UCD in 1989 and has an LLM in Labour Law from the University of London (1990).

He is a CEDR accredited Mediator and also regularly acts as an independent investigator in employment disputes. He was called to the Inner Bar in 2008 and is a former Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Oisín is a Committee member of the Employment Bar Association (EBA) and contributes regularly to the EBA Podcast.

Oisín is instructed by solicitors on a wide number of court and non-court matters. Recent cases include:

Employment & Labour Law

Foy v University of Limerick, High Court Twomey J, 10 February, 2021

O’Sullivan v HSE, High Court Barr J 27 April, 2021

Power v HSE, High Court Simons J, 15 June 2021

NECI v Labour Court & Ors, Supreme Court, 18 June, 2021

Defamation Law

Higgins v IAA [2020] IECA 277

Ryanair v Besancon, [2021] IECA 110

Meegan v Sunday Times, Meenan J, 2 July, 2021

Medical Negligence

Green v Hardiman, Supreme Court [2019] IESC 51

O’Brien v O’Connor, High Court [2019] IEHC 509

Recent Publications include:

Article: Changing an Employee’s terms and condition of employment in a time of emergency, Bar Review, June 2020 Oisín Quinn SC & April Duff, BL

Article: No Jab, No Job?, Irish Employment Law Journal, Vo. 18, Number 1(1-28), Spring 2021


Kings Inns Employment Law Diploma, Oisín delivers a lecture as part of the Kings Inns Employment Law Diploma

Speaker at the Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association (DSBA) Employment Law Webinar, 25 March, 2021

Contributor to the Employment Lawyers Association of Ireland (ELAI) Podcast for June, 2021


Oisín is the Chairman of the Friends of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook, CLG and is a voluntary Board member of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook.

Oisín was an elected member of Dublin City Council from 2004-2014 and served as Lord Mayor of Dublin, 2013-2014.

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01-817 3995
Law Library, Four Courts, Dublin 7.
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