A FULL TIME permanent judge has been appointed to Kilkenny District Court over a year after his predecessor retired.
Judge Eamon O’Brien will preside over the administeration of justice in the Marble City. He is no stranger to the state-of-the-art courthouse having sat here on a regular basis for the past number of months.
His appointment was welcomed by legal practitioners, the court staff and the gardai. Manager of Kilkenny Court Services Liam Noalan welcomed the judge to the disctrict and said that he ‘hoped he had a pleasant stay’.
President of the Solicitors Association in Kilkenny Laurie Grace also welcomed Judge O’Brien. “I wish you the best of luck here,” he said adding that he hoped he enjoyed an ‘illustrious career’ in Kilkenny.
Inspector Liam Connolly also extended his congratulations on behalf of the Garda Siochana. “I want to extend my congratulations on your appointment and I look forward to working with you,” he said.
Judge O’Brien thanked the court for their ‘kind words’. “I am delighted to serve the people of this ancient city with it’s many architectural gems. I have been a judge since 2007 and prior to that I was the coroner in Limerick for 15 years and I also practised as a solicitor and as a barrister,” he said.