John MacMenamin

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The Hon. Mr. Justice
John MacMenamin
Judge of the Supreme Court
Assumed office
9 February 2012
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Michael D. Higgins
Judge of the High Court
In office
20 June 2004 – 9 February 2012
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Mary McAleese
Personal details
Born John Eoin MacMenamin
(1952-11-14) 14 November 1952 (age 65)
Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) Lia O’Hegarty (m. 1986)
Children 1
Education Terenure College
Alma mater

John Eoin MacMenamin (born 14 November 1952) is an Irish judge who has served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland since February 2012. He previously served as a Judge of the High Court from 2004 to 2012.[1]

He was educated at University College Dublin and King's Inns, he was called to the Bar in 1975 and became a Senior Counsel in 1991.[1] He was Chairman of the Bar Council from 1997 to 1999, he had a mixed practice, with an emphasis on commerce, insurance and defamation. He represented the Sunday Independent in the Proinsias De Rossa libel trial, he was legal adviser to the Irish Medical Council and on the VHI board.[2]

He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 2004, he was appointed to the Supreme Court in February 2012.[2] He is married to Lia O’Hegarty, and they have one daughter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Appointments to the Supreme Court". MerrionStreet.ie. 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Two new Supreme Court judges chosen". The Irish Times. 29 February 2012.