Process for Recommendation prior to the Nomination of Persons by the Government
to the Office of President of the District Court
Arising from the nomination for appointment of His Honour Judge Colin Daly to the Circuit Court, the Government has established a process for the recommendation to the Government of the names of persons possessing the requisite knowledge, skills and attributes for appointment as President of the District Court by the President of Ireland.
A non-statutory Advisory Committee has been set up to invite and consider expressions of interest in the position of President of the District Court and to make recommendations for consideration by the Government.
The Committee comprises:
- The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael White of the High Court;
- Ms Jane Williams, Sia Partners;
- Mr. Paul Gallagher SC, Attorney General.
Expressions of interest are invited from eligible persons for appointment as President of the District Court. Expressions of interest should set out the person’s education, professional qualifications and experience relevant to the position of President of the District Court, accompanied by a statement (maximum 1000 words) setting out the reasons for the person’s interest in and suitability for the office, including his/her capacity to carry out a leadership role in the Judiciary and including, in particular, the management of the District Court and openness to reform. The expression of interest should be accompanied by a medical report demonstrating that the person is suitable on the grounds of health to fulfil the duties of the judicial role.
Eligible persons interested in appointment to the position of President of the District Court should submit an expression of interest to:
Mr. Dermot Woods
Assistant Secretary to the Government
Upper Merrion Street
or by email: DistrictCourtPres21@taoiseach.gov.ie
The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 1 p.m. on 12 February 2021.