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About Ireland for Law

Promoting Ireland as a leading centre globally for international legal services - A Welcome from Helen McEntee TD, Ireland’s Minister for Justice.


Established by Ireland’s Minister for Justice in 2019, Ireland for Law promotes Irish Law and Irish Legal Services to the international business community, particularly for commercial sectors where Ireland is already a world leader, including aviation finance, funds, insurance, tech, pharma and life sciences. Launched in 2019, Ireland for Law is among a number of initiatives that form part of Ireland’s response to Brexit.

Ireland for Law was chaired by the late former Taoiseach John Bruton, and its implementation group includes the Attorney General of Ireland, the President of the High Court, representatives of the Bar of Ireland, the Law Society, the Departments of Justice, Finance, Foreign Affairs, and Enterprise, Trade and Employment. IDA Ireland is also a key partner in the initiative. 

Ireland for Law Implementation Group

  • The Attorney General of Ireland - Rossa Fanning SC

  • David Barniville, President of the High Court of Ireland. 

  • ​Department of An Taoiseach - John Shaw, Assistant Secretary General

  • ​Department of Justice & Equality - Neil Ward, Assistant Secretary

  • ​​Department of Finance - Karen Cullen, Head of International Financial Services, Risk and Management

  • ​Department of Foreign Affairs - Patrick Pieroni, Global Ireland and Economic Division

  • ​Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment - Niamh Guihen, Assistant Principal, Inward Investment and North-South Unit

  • ​IDA Ireland - James Farrell, Senior Vice President​

  • Nominated by The Bar of Ireland - Paul McGarry SC & Peggy O'Rourke SC

  • ​Nominated by The Law Society of Ireland -  Tara Doyle, Solicitor, Matheson; Barry McCarthy, President. 

  • Also in Attendance: Dermot Ryan, Executive Director, Ireland for Law; Mark Garrett, Director General, Law Society; Ciara Murphy, Chief Executive, The Bar of Ireland. Miriam Rooney, Department of Justice.

Ireland for Law - Minister Helen McEntee
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