Law Reform Commission

Legal basis: Law Reform Commission Act 1975, s. 3
Maximum Number of Positions: 5
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (3), Male (2)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (60%), Male (40%)
Notes: The Act requires that Commissioners are persons appearing to the Government to be suitably qualified by the holding of judicial office, by experience as a barrister or solicitor or as a teacher of law or by reason of such other special experience, qualification or training as, in the opinion of the Government, is appropriate having regard to the functions of the Commission.

Name First Appointed Reappointed Expiry Date Position type Basis of appointment
Ms Justice Niamh Hyland 19/05/2021 19/05/2026 Commission Member (Part Time) Appointed by the Government on the advice of the Attorney General
Prof Andrea Mulligan BL 01/10/2020 01/10/2025 Commission Member (Part Time) Appointed by the Government on the advice of the Attorney General
Raymond Byrne (Reappointment) 14/04/2016 14/04/2021 14/07/2021 Commission Member (Full-Time) TLAC/PAS Process
The Hon. Mr Justice Maurice Collins 01/10/2020 01/10/2025 Commission Member (Part Time) Appointed by the Government on the advice of the Attorney General
The Hon. Ms Justice Mary Laffoy 09/10/2018 08/10/2021 President Appointed by the Government on the advice of the Attorney General