Justice Mary Laffoy - Chairperson of the Citizens’ Assembly

Justice Mary Laffoy - Chairperson of the Citizens’ Assembly

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Justice Mary Laffoy

Justice Mary Laffoy is Chairperson of the Citizens’ Assembly since 2016,  Judge of the Supreme Court 2013-17, Judge of the High Court 1995-2013. 

Justice Laffoy was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court in 2013. She had previously served as a senior judge of the High Court, having charge of the Chancery List that deals with the various applications under the companies acts. Justice Laffoy was educated at UCD and the King’s Inns and was called to the Bar in 1971.

Following a distinguished career as a senior counsel working in many of the major cases of the day, particularly in the areas of conveyancing, commercial and company law, she was appointed to the High Court in 1995. Judge Laffoy presided over the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse until 2003. Ms Justice Laffoy has vast experience as a practitioner and member of the judiciary in a range of areas, including commercial law, employment law and mediation, and family law.


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