Two new High Court judges to fill vacancies
PRESIDENT Mary McAleese yesterday officially appointed Judges Michael White and Kevin Cross to the High Court.
The men were the last judges to be appointed by Mrs McAleese before she steps down on November 10 from the role which she has held for 14 years.
She was joined in the Aras yesterday by Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore for the signing of the warrants of appointment.
Mr White graduated from UCD in 1973 and qualified as a solicitor in 1975. He was a judge of the Circuit Court prior to his appointment.
Mr Cross is the son-in-law of former Fine Gael minister Patrick Lindsay. He graduated from UCD in 1974 and was called to the Bar in 1975.
He is married to Judge Alison Lindsay who sits on the Circuit Court.
The judicial appointments fill the vacancies left by the retirements of Judges Bryan McMahon and the late Vivian Lavan.