Michael Moriarty (judge)

Michael Anthony Moriarty (born 15 June 1946) is a retired Irish judge who served as a Judge of the High Court from 1996 to 2018 and a Judge of the Circuit Court from 1987 to 1996.

Michael Anthony Moriarty
Judge of the High Court
In office
11 March 1996 – 23 November 2018
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byMary Robinson
Judge of the Circuit Court
In office
13 January 1987 – 11 March 1996
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byPatrick Hillery
Personal details
Born
Michael Anthony Moriarty

(1946-06-15) 15 June 1946 (age 73)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
NationalityIrish
Spouse(s)Mary Irvine (m. 1998)
Children3
EducationBlackrock College
Alma mater

Born in Belfast, he was educated at Blackrock College, University College Dublin and King's Inns. He was called to the bar in 1968, and became a Senior Counsel in 1982. He was appointed Chairman of the Employment Appeals Tribunal in 1986, and became a Judge of the Circuit Court in 1987. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in March 1996.[1]

He is best known as Chair of the Moriarty Tribunal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Name: Mr Justice Michael Moriarty". The Irish Times. 29 January 1999.