The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D., has welcomed the reappointment of Judge Aindrias Ó Caoimh as a judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ) following his nomination by the Government on 2 December 2008.

Judge Ó Caoimh replaced Judge Fidelma Macken as Ireland’s representative on the ECJ in October 2004. His forthcoming term of office will run for a period of six years from October 2009.

The Minister said: "I congratulate Judge Ó Caoimh on this prestigious appointment.  He has served on the Court of Justice with great distinction since 2004 and the Government was pleased to nominate him for reappointment for a further term."  

26 February 2009

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Biographical Details for Judge Ó Caoimh

o        Born 1950
o        Educated: University College Dublin
o        Called to the Bar of Ireland (1972)
o        Barrister (1972-99) and Senior Counsel (1994-99) of the Bar of Ireland
o        Appointed Judge of the High Court in Ireland (1999)