Legal basis: Courts Service Act 1998, s. 11
Maximum Number of Positions: 18
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (7), Male (11)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (39%), Male (61%)
Notes: The board consists of the Chief Justice; the Presidents of the Court of Appeal, High Court, Circuit Court and District Court; a judge of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Circuit Court and District Court; the CEO of the Courts Service; a practising barrister nominated by the Bar Council, a practising solicitor nominated by the Law Society; a member of the staff of the Courts Service elected by the members of the staff; an officer of the Minister nominated by the Minister; a person nominated by the Minister to represent consumers of the services provided by the courts; a person nominated by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions; and a person who, in the Minister's opinion, has relevant knowledge and experience in commerce, finance or administration.

Name First Appointed Reappointed Expiry Date Position type Basis of appointment
Her Honour Judge Alice Doyle 12/02/2019 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the Circuit Court
His Honour Judge Colin Daly 13/07/2019 Board Member President of the District Court
Judge Conal Gibbons 07/02/2019 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the District Court
Mr Michéal P. O'Higgins 04/09/2018 08/11/2020 Board Member Nominee of the Chairman of the Bar Council
Mr. Damien Downey 09/11/2017 08/11/2020 Ordinary Member Elected by the staff of the Courts Service
Mr. Doncha O'Sullivan 02/07/2019 08/11/2020 Board Member Official of the DJE nominated by the Minister
Mr. Michael Quinlan 05/10/2018 08/11/2020 Board Member Nominee of the President of the Law Society
Ms Angela Denning 19/09/2019 Chief Executive Chief Executive Officer of the Courts Service. Secretary to the Board
Ms. Deirdre Kiely 12/07/2018 08/11/2020 Board Member Nominated by the Minister for relevant knowledge and experience in commerce, finance or administration. PAS Process
Ms. Karen Kiernan 12/07/2018 08/11/2020 Board Member Nominated by the Minister to represent the consumers of the services provided by the Courts. PAS Process
Ms. Patricia King 09/11/2017 08/11/2020 Board Member Nomination by Irish Congress of Trade Unions
The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke 28/07/2017 Chair Chief Justice
The Hon. Mr. Justice George Birmingham 28/05/2018 Board Member President of the Court of Appeal
The Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick McCarthy 30/11/2019 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal
The Hon. Mr. Justice Peter Kelly 21/12/2015 Board Member President of the High Court
The Hon. Mr. Justice Tony O'Connor 28/11/2019 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the High Court
The Hon. Ms. Justice Elizabeth Dunne 08/12/2017 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the Supreme Court
The Hon. Ms. Patricia Ryan 13/07/2019 Board Member President of the Circuit Court