Executive Committee Members

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Paul Gardiner SC

Paul is Senior Counsel at the Law Library, Dublin.















Vice President

Nicola Dunleavy, Solicitor

Nicola_DunleavyLL.B., LL.M., Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute (A.I.T.I.)

Nicola is a Partner with Matheson.









Joe Kelly, Solicitor

jkelly-HiResJoe Kelly is a Partner in A&L Goodbody’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Irish Branch, and is a practicing Arbitrator.














John Doyle, Solicitor

Dillon Eustace Executives. Pictured is John DoyleJohn is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Dillon Eustace and advises national and international clients on all aspects of commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation.

John is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and. member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association.












Margaret Austin, Solicitor

Margaret is a Partner at Eugene F. Collins, Dublin. Margaret works with the Property & Construction Law department and is head of the Firm’s Planning & Environment Law Group. Margaret is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, past Chairwoman of the Irish Environmental Law Association and Treasurer of the European Environmental Law Association.









Ord. Committee

Rory Kirrane, Solicitor

Rory is a Partner at Mason Hayes and Curran, Dublin where he is head of the Construction team.













Michael Collins SC

081011-Michael-M-CollinsMA, LL.M (NUI), LL.M (Penn)

Michael is a Bencher of King’s Inns. Michael is an Adjunct Professor of Law in UCD, external examiner to the King’s Inns and former Chairman of the Bar Council of Ireland.










Richard Breen, Solicitor

richardbreen_lrg577b50e2fc5f66469021ff00006fd4fbMCI Arb., Dip. Arb.(UCD), CEDR Accredited Mediator

Richard is a Partner at William Fry Solicitors, Dublin. Richard is a member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association.







Gerard Monaghan, Engineer

Gerard is a Chartered Engineer and Technical Director at Nicholas O’ Dwyer Ltd. Consulting Engineers.  He is a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Engineers Ireland Panel of Conciliators and a CEDR accredited mediator.
Gerard is currently Chairman at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch).








Colm Ó hOisín SC

FCI Arb., Dip. Intl. Arb.(UCD), Dip. Arb.(UCD), A.M. (CEDR)

Colm Ó hOisín is Senior Counsel at the Law Library, Dublin.











Paul McGarry SC

Paul McGarry SC was Chairman of the Bar of Ireland from July 2016 to July 2018. Called to the Bar in 1996 and appointed a Senior Counsel in 2010, he is also a member of the Bar of England and Wales since 2012. He obtained a BCL from University College Dublin in 1991 and an LLM in EU Law in 1992. His practice is primarily in public, commercial and European law.  He is an accredited mediator and international arbitrator.
He has served on many bodies and authorities, including the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, Courts Service Board, Euro Changeover Board, the Board of Irish Rail and the International Council for Advocates and Barristers.

He is currently head of the Irish delegation to the Council of European Bars and Law Societies (2014-16 and 2018-2020). He is also co-chair of the IBA Forum for Advocates and Barristers (2018-2020), and chairman of both the EU Bar Association and the Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland.

He is a bencher of both Kings Inns and Middle Temple.







Gavin Woods, Solicitor

Woods-Gavin-WU-2015-for-web-133x200Gavin is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Arthur Cox Solicitors. Gavin is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong














Klaus Reichert SC 

BCL (UCD), Bars of Dublin (1992, Inner Bar 2010), London (1996) and Belfast (1998), CEDR Accredited Mediator, P.G.Dip.Int.Comm.Arb (Queen Mary, U of London)

Klaus is a Senior Counsel at the Law Library, Dublin and Brick Court Chambers, London.

Klaus is a member of the ICCA Governing Board, LPD Council of the IBA, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the ICDR International Advisory Committee.






Susan Ahern BL

Susan Ahern is a Barrister, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Susan is a member of the Arbitration & ADR Committee of the Bar of Ireland and is a Board Member of the Irish sports arbitral body, Just Sport Ireland. Prior to returning to the Bar, she was Head of Legal & Legislative Affairs at World Rugby.











Darren Lehane BL

Darren Lehane is a Junior Counsel at the Law Library, Dublin and Chair of the Bar Council of Ireland ADR Committee.













Ian Talbot, Chartered Accountant

Ian Talbot 2B.B.S., M.A., F.C.A.

Ian is Secretary General of ICC Ireland and CEO of Chambers Ireland, the largest business network in Ireland. Previously Ian worked with JP MorganChase, Citibank and Price Waterhouse.








Young Practitioners’ Liaison

Sinead Drinan BL

112094-Sinead-DrinanBA (UCD), MCL (UCD), BL (Honorable Society of Kings Inns)

Sinead is a Junior Counsel at the Law Library, Dublin.












Executive Director

Rose Fisher


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