Who We Are

IRLI is a registered charity governed by a Board of Directors comprising representatives of the Law Society of Ireland and the Bar of Ireland. The current Chief Justice of Ireland, the Honorable Mrs. Justice Susan Denham, is Patron of the charity.


Members of the Board of Directors

David Barniville SC Chairman of the Bar Council

Simon Murphy President of the Law Society of Ireland

Michael Collins SC Former Chairman of the Bar Council

Michael Irvine Former President of the Law Society

Mary Keane Deputy Director General of the Law Society

Cillian MacDomhnaill Director of Finance, The Law Society

John Shaw Former President of the Law Society

Eithne Lynch Legal Officer, Public Interest Law Alliance

Rachel Power Co-ordinator, Public Interest Law Alliance

Mary Jennings Consultant, International Development

Noel Lourdes Consultant, Business and Finance

Anna Hickey Solicitor


IRLI Executive Director

Vanina Trojan


IRLI Communication and Programme Officer