Legal basis: Courts Service Act 1998, s. 11
Maximum Number of Positions: 18
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (4), Male (14)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (22%), Male (78%)
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
Brendan Ryan 18/01/2009 Board Member Chief Executive Officer of the Courts Service, Secretary to the Board
Her Honour Judge Doirbhile Flanagan 09/11/2014 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of he Circuit Court
Her Honour Judge Rosemary Horgan 13/07/2012 Board Member President of the District Court
James McCourt 09/11/2014 09/11/2017 08/11/2020 Board Member Nominee of the President of the Law Society
Judge Gerard Haughton 01/11/2011 09/11/2014 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the District Court
Mr Paul McGarry 09/11/2017 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
Ms. Carol Baxter 11/12/2017 08/11/2020 Board Member Official of the Department of Justice & Equality nominated by the Minister
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 08/11/2020 Chair Chief Justice
The Hon. Mr. Justice Michael Peart 09/11/2014 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal
The Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick McCarthy 15/10/2013 09/11/2014 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the High Court
The Hon. Mr. Justice Peter Kelly 21/12/2015 08/11/2020 Board Member President of the High Court
The Hon. Mr. Justice Raymond Groarke 13/07/2012 Board Member President of the Circuit Court
The Hon. Mr. Justice Sean Ryan 09/11/2014 Board Member President of the Court of Appeal
Vacancy Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the Supreme Court
Vacancy Board Member Nominated by the Minister to represent consumers of the services provided by the Courts
Vacancy Board Member Nominated by the Minister because of his relevant knowledge and experience in commerce, finance or administration