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Government nominates new Judge to the Supreme Court

Peter Charleton is a serving Judge of the High Court.

The Four Courts
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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.

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