Geoghegan appointed as commission’s chair

Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan has been appointed as the chair of the Children’s Rights Referendum Commission.

She is the daughter of former chief justice and one-time Fine Gael politician Thomas Finlay, and in 2002 she became the third female judge appointed to the High Court of Ireland.

In 2010, she was on the panel of 17 judges on the European Court of Human Rights, and sided with the majority view when it ruled Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion violates the rights of pregnant women to receive proper care in life-threatening cases.

In July, she presided over case in which Treasury Holdings lost a challenge to Nama’s decision to call in about €1bn of loans and appoint receivers.

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