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
Brendan Ryan 18/01/2009 Board Member Chief Executive Officer of the Courts Service, Secretary to the Board
Her Honour Judge Alice Doyle 12/02/2019 08/11/2020 Board Member Elected by the ordinary judges of the Circuit Court
Her Honour Judge Rosemary Horgan 13/07/2012 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. Michael Quinlan 05/10/2018 08/11/2020 Board Member Nominee of the President of the Law Society
Ms. Carol Baxter 11/12/2017 08/11/2020 Board Member Official of the Department of Justice & Equality nominated by the Minister
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 Michael Peart 09/11/2014 09/11/2017 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 Raymond Groarke 13/07/2012 Board Member President of the Circuit Court
The Hon. Mr. Justice Seamus Noonan 05/10/2018 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