The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Michael McDowell T.D., has appointed a Chairperson and 12 members to the Legal Aid Board to replace the outgoing Board whose term of office expired on 10 October last.  The Chairperson is Ms. Anne Colley, Solicitor, who also chaired the outgoing Board.

The twelve other members appointed by the Minister to the Board are:

Ms. Kate Hayes
Mr. Jerry O'Connor, Solicitor
Mr. John Lindsay, Solicitor
Ms. Dara Foynes, BL
Mr. David Barniville, SC
Dr. Michael Buckley
Mr. Bob Browne, Assistant Secretary, Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform
Ms. Noirin Slattery
Mr. Fergal Rooney, Solicitor, Staff Representative, Legal Aid Board
Mr. Eamon Purcell, Staff Representative, Legal Aid Board
Mr. Jim O'Farrell, Principal Officer, Department of Finance
Ms. Breege Leonard, Regional Manager, Department of Social and Family Affairs.


6 December 2006