Applications for 2018 are now closed.
The application process is open from 1st April to 30th June each year (or closest working day). All applications must be received in The Bar of Ireland office by the closing date. See below for the rules governing Late Applications.
Please return completed applications to:
The Bar of Ireland
145 - 151 Church Street
Applicants must complete the application form in full and with the required attachments and submit same before the closing date 30th June:
All applicants must attach:
An application processing fee of €150 made payable to the Law Library (cheque, postal order, bank draft)
A recent passport photograph
A Certificate of Good Standing
A Practicing Certificate
Copy of Professional Indemnity Insurance Certificate
In August, applicants will be issued with an Acceptance Letter containing:
Details of Law Library subscription rates
Junior Subscription €3,155
Senior Subscription €8,430.
Information on the Law Library Orientation Day which takes place during the week prior to the start of term will be sent via email. Orientation covers the practicalities of Law Library membership plus information and pointers on personal and professional development of benefit to you as you progress through your career as a barrister. It is not compulsory to attend orientation.
Late Applications for applicants from other Jurisdictions:
Applications received between 30th June and 31st August, are subject to a late application fee of €800.
Applications received after 31st August, are subject to a late application fee of €1,000.
Acceptance of late applications are at the complete discretion of the Library Committee and there is no guarantee that applications received after 30th June in the applicable year will be accepted in to the Law Library.
During the Late Application period, applicants must contact The Bar of Ireland Member Services Department for an application form.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com.