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Celebrations Reynolds's girl joins circuit court

Tim Healy

Published 19/01/2010 | 05:00

FORMER Taoiseach Albert Reynolds attended a special ceremony as his daughter was formally appointed a circuit court judge yesterday.

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Leonie Reynolds was joined by her parents, Albert and Kathleen, and husband, Garrett Baker BL, for the brief ceremony in the Supreme Court.

Born in 1968, Ms Reynolds was educated in UCD and the King's Inns and called to the Bar in 1993. She practiced mainly in the midlands Circuit and was also a member of the Valuation Tribunal.

Senior counsel Margaret Heneghan also received her warrant as a judge of the same court.

Austin Power, husband of Ms Heneghan, her mother and her sisters Ann and Mary were also among a large number of family members and friends who attended the ceremony.

The Supreme Court was presided over by the Chief Justice, Mr Justice John Murray, and the Circuit Court President Mr Justice Matthew Deery also sat on the Supreme Court bench for the ceremony.

Ms Heneghan was born in 1959 and educated at the King's Inns. She was called to the bar in 1993 and became a senior counsel last year.

She was also a member of the board of the Legal Aid Board.

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