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About Us


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Welcome to the Ireland for Law website. Ireland for Law is the Irish Government’s International Legal Services Strategy.


This strategy has been created to represent and position Ireland’s international legal services industry. We seek to promote 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.

As a former Taoiseach, or Prime Minister of Ireland, I am delighted to lead Ireland for Law, which is a key part of the Government's wider strategy of pursuing trade and investment opportunities from Brexit. Decades of experience working with international business makes us ready to grasp the opportunities that flow from our position as the only English speaking common law country in the EU. The strategy 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 of Ireland - Rossa Fanning SC

Department of An Taoiseach - John Shaw, Assistant Secretary General

Department of Justice & Equality - Doncha O’Sullivan, Deputy Secretary General

Department of Public Expenditure & Reform - Await Nomination

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

Department of Foreign Affairs - Karl Granger, Economic Unit

Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation - Niamh Guihen, Assistant Principal, Inward Investment and North-South Unit

IDA Ireland - James Farrell, Senior Vice President, Aidan McCauley (alternate)

Nominated by The Bar of Ireland -  Patrick Leonard SC, Paul McGarry SC & Peggy O'Rourke SC (alternate)

Nominated by The Law Society of Ireland -  Tara Doyle, Solicitor, Matheson

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