The Hon. Mr. Justice Sean Ryan

President of the Court of Appeal
Called to the Bar: July, 1972—practised on South Eastern Circuit
Senior Counsel 1983

2002—chaired abuse victims’ compensation expert group:
report entitled Towards Redress and Recovery

2003—appointed Chair of Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse & High Court Judge
2009—Commission report published:

2012 – Chair of expert group on ABC judgment of European Court of Human Rights—right to abortion when woman’s life threatened—report at

2009 to 2013 –High Court judge, Dublin

2014 –President of new Court of Appeal