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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.
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 O'Dúlacháin S.C.
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 Clare O'Hanlon B.L.
Jeanne Boyle Solicitor
Joanne Williams B.L.
John Buckley B.L.
John Noonan B.L.
Katherine McGillicuddy B.L.
Kevin Lenahan B.L.
Kim Walley Solicitor
Lalita Pillay B.L.
Leonora Doyle Solicitor
Majella Twomey B.L.
Margaret Browne B.L.
Marie Clare Maney Solicitor
Mark Byrne B.L.
Mark William Murphy B.L.
Mary Forde Solicitor
Michael Kinsley B.L.
Michael McGrath S.C.
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.
Oluwafemi Daniyan B.L.
Patricia O'Connor Solicitor
Patricia O'Sullivan Lacy B.L.
Paul Brennan Solicitor
Paul Kerrigan Solicitor
Peter Shanley B.L.
Rosemary Kingston O'Connell Solicitor
Sharon Dillon Lyons B.L.
Shaun Smyth B.L.
Shauna Ann Gillan B.L.
Simon Brady B.L.
Stephen Boggs B.L.
Stephen 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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