THE NOMINEE to the Supreme Court has been named as Hon Mr Justice Peter Charleton.
The Government nominated Charleton, who is currently a serving Judge of the High Court, for appointment to the role today.
He would take over from the Hon Mr Justice Nial Fennelly, who retired on 3 May 2014.
The Government “has taken the necessary steps to formally advise President Higgins of the nomination in accordance with constitutional procedure”, a statement said today.
Charleton has been a High Court Judge since 2006, and assigned to the Commercial Court from 2010.
He has written publications on controlled drugs, Irish criminal law, and offences against the person.
He’s also a member of the board of the Irish Baroque Orchestra.