Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (126)

Kevin Humphreys

Question:

126. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Taoiseach if he will provide a list of the members or former members of the Judiciary who, during the past five years, have acted as chairperson or member of any body in or under his Department, or as chairperson or member of any inquiry, or have performed functions including arbitration, mediation, conciliation, patronage advisory or law reform functions or any other role in or on any body under his Department or in any body wholly or partly funded by him, specifying in each case the name of the judge, if they are serving or retired, the court of which they are or were a member of and the role or function performed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11048/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The following is a list of the members or former members of the judiciary who performed functions in the Law Reform Commission:

- Mr. Justice John Quirke, former judge of the High Court (now retired) is the current President of the Law Reform Commission (appointed by the Government in July 2012);

- Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness, former judge of the Supreme Court (now retired) was President of the Commission from February 2005 until February 2011;

- Mr. Justice Donal O’Donnell, judge of the Supreme Court was a part-time Commissioner from September 2007 until February 2012.

In the last five years, Mr. Justice Michael Moriarty, judge of the High Court was the Sole Member of Tribunal of Inquiry into Payments to Politicians and Related matters.