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‘Overcoming cancer teaches you to grab opportunities when they come’ – new chair of the Council of the Bar of Ireland

Bar chair aims to tackle diversity and pay issues after health scare

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Sara Phelan SC, chair of the Bar of Ireland. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Sara Phelan SC, chair of the Bar of Ireland. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Sara Phelan SC, new chair of the Bar of Ireland Picture; Gerry Mooney

Sara Phelan SC, new chair of the Bar of Ireland Picture; Gerry Mooney

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Sara Phelan SC, chair of the Bar of Ireland. Photo: Gerry Mooney

A brush with cancer taught Sara Phelan SC, the new chair of the Council of the Bar of Ireland, about the importance of seizing opportunities.

She had only just joined the council, the governing body for the bulk of barristers, in 2019 when a routine BreastCheck appointment led to the discovery of two lumps.


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