About Us

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Ireland for Law is the banner brand for Ireland's International Legal Services Strategy. The brand has been created to represent and position Ireland’s international legal services industry.  A Government-led initiative, Ireland for Law represents a key milestone in moving to a strategic and co-ordinated approach to promoting Irish Law and Irish Legal Services to the international business community, particularly in areas where Ireland is already a world leader, including aviation finance, funds, insurance, tech, pharma and life sciences.


Chaired by former Taoiseach John Bruton, the creation of the Ireland for Law banner brand is a key action of the Government's wider strategy of pursuing trade and investment opportunities from Brexit, and complements "Ireland for Finance", the strategy for the international financial services sector to 2025.  In October 2019, The Government of Ireland established an Implementation Group to implement the strategy. Its members are:





The Attorney General - Paul Gallagher SC

The Bar of Ireland - Patrick Leonard SC, Paul McGarry SC

The Law Society of Ireland - Michele O'Boyle, President of the Law Society, Liam Kennedy SC, Solicitor  

IDA Ireland - James Farrell, Senior Vice President, Eleanor Treanor (alternate)

Department of An Taoiseach - John Shaw, Assistant Secretary General

Department of Justice & Equality - Oonagh Buckley, Deputy Secretary General

Department of Public Expenditure & Reform - Ronnie Downes, Assistant Secretary General

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

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade - James Kingston, Legal Adviser, Michael Lonergan, Deputy Director General (alternate)

Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation - Brian Walsh, Deputy Head of Inward Investment and North-South Unit, Richard Scannell, Head of the Unit (alternate)

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