Chief Justice of Ireland
|Chief Justice of Ireland
Príomh-Bhreitheamh na hÉireann
|Member of||Council of State |
|Nominator||Government of Ireland|
|Appointer||President of Ireland|
|First holder||Hugh Kennedy|
List of Chief Justices
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was created under the Courts of Justice Act 1924. Before 1922 the Lord Chancellor of Ireland was the highest judicial office in Ireland. Between 1922 and 1924, the Lord Chief Justice of Ireland was the most senior judge in the Irish Free State. The Supreme Court sits in the Four Courts. When the Supreme Court sits, as it mostly does, in two chambers, the second chamber sits in the Hugh Kennedy Court, named after the first Chief Justice.
- "The Role of the Chief Justice". SupremeCourt.ie. Courts Service. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
- "Chief Justice of Ireland" is the name under which all Plenary Summonses are issued: "Rules of the Superior Courts, Appendix A, Part I, Form 1". Courts.ie. Courts Service. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
- During his legal career, Ó Dálaigh was known as Carroll O'Daly. See for instance The Irish Law Times and Solicitors' Journal, vol. 103 (1970), p. 289: "The Chief Justice the Hon. Carroll O'Daly"
- Source: The Judges in Ireland 1221–1921 by Francis Erlington Ball (ISBN 1846300746)
- The Supreme Court of Ireland: A History by The Courts Service (ISBN 075571766X)