IWLA Committee & Sub-Committees

The Hon. Ms Justice Catherine McGuinnessPresident: The Hon. Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness.

Chairwoman: Maeve Delargy: Maeve graduated from UCD in 2009 with a BCL (European) degree having spent a year studying law in Paris. She is a qualified solicitor in Arthur Cox. She represented Ireland at the International Client Consultation Competition in Lincoln, Nebraska and was a finalist in the Internal Moot Court Competition at Blackhall Place. During PPC1 she also participated in the Street Law Programme. Maeve joined the IWLA Committee in 2015.

Irene Lynch-Fannon BioIrene Lynch-Fannon: Irene is a graduate of University College Dublin (BCL, 1982); Oxford University (BCL, 1986, Senior Scholar, Somerville College) and the University of Virginia (Doctor of Juridical Science, 1999). She qualified as a Solicitor in 1985. She has published extensively in Irish and EU Corporate Insolvency Law and is the author of Corporate Insolvency and Rescue (Second Edition) (Bloomsbury Professional, 2012). She has also published in Corporate Governance Working Within Two Kinds of Capitalism (Hart Publications, 2003) and Employment Law. She has been a Professor in the School of Law at University College Cork since 2002. She was Dean of Law and Head of Department between 1999 - 2002 and Head of the College of Business and Law at University College Cork between 2008 -2013. She is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, INSOL Europe and the UK Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Secretary: Aoife McNicholl: Aoife graduated from Ulster University in 2012 with a L.L.B. Hons Law & Politics. Following graduation, she volunteered with the Committee on the Administration of Justice in Northern Ireland before beginning employment in Sheehan & Partners Solicitors in November 2012. Aoife is currently a trainee solicitor with Sheehan & Partners, working primarily in the areas of Criminal Defence, Judicial Review and Prisoner Litigation. Aoife joined the IWLA Committee in 2015.

Fiona McNulty: Fiona graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2011 with a degree in Law. Following graduation, Fiona was awarded the FLAC Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship 2011.Fiona is a solicitor at Michael Kelleher Solicitors. Fiona has completed the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Higher Diploma in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime. She joined the IWLA Committee in 2015.

Jane McGowan BL: 

Cathy Smith Bio PictureCathy Smith BL: Cathy was called to the Bar of Ireland in 1997. She has practised as a barrister for 13 years and has extensive experience in employment, equality and disability law, at both Irish and European level. Cathy also has extensive corporate experience and prior to practising at the Bar, she held in-house legal roles for IDA Ireland, Smurfit Kappa and BDO in Dublin and Dresdner Bank, New York. Cathy has contributed to media discussion on issues of equality and regularly presents at conferences on this topic and on employment and corporate law. Cathy also provides pro-bono assistance to FLAC on equality and disability issues and in particular intellectual disability. Cathy is a graduate of the University of Limerick and the Kings Inns. 

Aisling Gannon

Rosemarie Hayden

Aisling Mulligan BL

EVENTS & NETWORKING SUB-COMMITTEE

Fiona McNulty

WEBSITE SUB-COMMITTEE

Aoife McNickle

FINANCE SUB-COMMITTEE

Aoife McNickle, Sile Larkin, Maura Butler, 

MEMBERSHIP SUB-COMMITTEE

Maeve Delargy

2016/2017 IWLA Committee

President: The Hon. Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness . Irene Lynch Fannon:  Irene is a graduate of University College Dublin (BCL, 1982); Oxford University (BCL, 1986, Senior Scholar, Somerville College) and the University of Virginia (Doctor of Juridical Science, 1999). She qualified as a Solicitor in 1985. She has published extensively in… Read more