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About Us

The International Protection Appeals Tribunal was established in December 2016 in accordance with section 61 of the International Protection Act 2015. The Tribunal is a statutorily independent body and exercises a quasi-judicial function under the International Protection Act 2015. 

The function of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal is to hear and determine appeals on decisions made by the International Protection Officer on applications for protection status in the State. The Tribunal also determines appeals under the International Dublin System Regulations.

Members of the Tribunal and Chairperson's Guidelines

The following is a list of the Members of the Tribunal who are serving:
Hilkka Becker, Solicitor (Chairperson)
John Stanley, B.L. (Deputy Chairperson)
Cindy Carroll, BL . (Deputy Chairperson)
Agnes McKenzie, B.L.
Ann Marie Courell, B.L.
Anne Colley, Solicitor
Bernadette McGonigle, Solicitor
Brian Cusack, B.L.
Brid O'Flaherty, B.L.
Byron Wade, B.L.
Caroline Counihan, B.L.
Christopher Hughes, B.L.
Ciara Fitzgerald, B.L.
Ciara McKenna-Keane, B.L
Ciaran White, B.L.
Clare O'Driscoll, B.L.
Colin Lynch, Solicitor
Conor Feeney, B.L.
Conor Keogh, B.L.
Cormac Ó Dúlacháin`, B.L.
Denis Halton, B.L.
Elizabeth Davey, B.L.
Elizabeth Mitrow, Solicitor
Elizabeth O'Brien, B.L.
Emma Toal, B.L.
Eoin Byrne, B.L.
Evelyn Leyden, Solicitor
Finbar O'Connor, Solicitor
Fiona McMorrow, B.L.
Folasade Kuti-Olaniyan, Solicitor
Frank Caffrey, Solicitor
Ger O'Donovan, B.L.
Helen-Claire O'Hanlon, B.L.
Jeanne Boyle, Solicitor
John Buckley, Solicitor
John Noonan, B.L.
Katherine McGillicuddy, B.L.
Kevin Lenahan, B.L.
Kieran Falvey, B.L.
Kim Walley, Solicitor
Lalita Pillay, B.L.
Leonora Doyle, Solicitor
Louis Dokery, Solicitor
Majella Twomey, B.L.
Margaret Browne, B.L.
Marguerite Fitzgerald, Solicitor
Marie-Claire Maney, Solicitor
Mark Byrne, B.L.
Mark William Murphy, B.L.
Mary Forde, Solicitor
Meg McMahon, B.L.
Michael Kinsley, B.L.
Michael McGrath, B.L.
Michael Ramsey, B.L.
Michelle O'Gorman, B.L.
Moira Shipsey, Solicitor
Morgan Shelly, B.L.
Niall O'Hanlon, B.L.
Nicholas Russell, Solicitor
Nuala Dockry, B.L.
Nuala Egan, B.L.
Olive Brennan, B.L.
Patricia O'Connor, Solicitor
Patricia O'Sullivan Lacy, B.L.
Patrick Hurley, Solicitor
Paul Brennan, Solicitor
Paul Kerrigan, Solicitor
Peter Shanley, B.L.
Rory de Bruir, B.L.
Rosemary Kingston O'Connell, Solicitor
Shaun Smyth, B.L.
Shauna Ann Gillan, B.L.
Simon Brady, B.L.
Stephen Boggs, B.L.
Steven Dixon, B.L.
Una McGurk, S.C.
Zeldine O'Brien, B.L.

Chairperson's Guidelines


Submitting an Appeal

To submit an appeal to the International Protection Appeals Tribunal, please click on the link below:

Contact the Tribunal

The Offices of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal are located at:

6/7 Hanover Street East

Dublin 2


Tel: +353(0)1 4748400

Lo Call: 1890 201 458

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