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Former legal adviser to Labour party nominated for appointment to High Court

Published 22/07/2015 | 19:18

Richard Humphreys
Richard Humphreys

A former legal adviser to the Labour party has been nominated for appointment to the High Court.

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Richard Humphreys SC, a former Labour party councillor, will be joined on the High Court by Senior Counsel Tony O’Connor.

The Government has also nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley to the Supreme Court.

The nominations were agreed following today’s Cabinet meeting held at Lissadell House in Sligo.

A Government source said: "He is eminently qualified. He has come through the judicial appointments process."

Mr Humphreys is a former councillor and legal adviser but also represented Sinn Fein twice in Constitutional challenges taken by Pearse Doherty.

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