Glencree Board Appointments


1/11/2022: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation is pleased to announce today the appointment of two new members to Glencree Centre's Board of Directors.

Joining the Board are Aisling McKenna, who works in Higher Education at DCU and Conleth Bradley who is a Senior Counsel at the Law Library. Aisling will also join Glencree’s Audit & Risk Committee, and Conleth Bradley will take his position as Chair of the Governance Committee. These new Board appointments bring Glencree’s Board membership to 10.

"We are delighted to welcome Conleth and Aisling to the Glencree Board. Both are national leaders in their respective fields and bring fantastic legal, governance, strategic planning and institutional analysis skills to the Board,” said Glencree Chair Ciarán Ó Cuinn. “Of equal importance to me is that both Conleth and Aisling are deeply committed to the Glencree mission of reconciliation on our Island. Alongside the broader, amazing Glencree community they have a key role to play in turning this urgent mission into practical reality. I am proud to have them join a great Board and institution."

Aisling McKenna has worked in higher education for fifteen years and is currently the Director of Quality and Institutional Research at Dublin City University. Her work focuses on supporting and facilitating cyclical quality reviews across all academic and administrative areas in the University. Her office also delivers institutional reporting in the University and supports evidence-informed approaches to decision-making and planning. Originally from Co. Derry, Aisling is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast, and Technological University of Dublin. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Lancaster University. Aisling has previously held board memberships in early years education and community education organisations in Ballymun, Dublin.

Conleth Bradley is a Senior Counsel and practising barrister and holds a Doctorate in Governance. He lives in Carlingford, County Louth and is married to Róisín Toal and they have four children. Upon graduating from university in 1992 and prior to taking up his studies to train as a barrister at the King’s Inns in Dublin, Conleth worked as a volunteer for Andy Pollak, Director of Initiative “92- the Citizens’ Inquiry” which led to The Opsahl Report on Northern Ireland.

Conleth practices in all areas of public law including administrative law, constitutional law, European Union law, local government law, tribunals, inquiries, oral hearings for major transportation projects, Oireachtas committees and inquests. He is the author of Judicial Review (1999) (Thomson Reuters) and the forthcoming textbook Judicial Review: Context, Themes & Principles is due for publication in February 2023. He was the consultant editor on C. Hughes & S. Hughes, International Protection Act 2015: Annotated (2020).

Conleth is the external examiner in Irish Constitutional Law on the Barrister-at-Law Degree Hon. Society of Kings Inns and is the external examiner in the Advanced Diploma in Planning & Environmental Law at Hon. Society of Kings Inns. He regularly serves on interview boards for the Public Appointments Service (PAS) in particular for the Courts Service and the Office of the Attorney General. He has been the Bar Council’s nominee on the Hon. Soc. of Kings Inns Education Appeals Board since its establishment in 2000. Previously Conleth was a member of the Forum on Parliamentary Privilege, an Irish Human Rights Commissioner, Chairperson of the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board, Legal adviser to the Chairperson of the Referendum Commission on Irish Citizenship, and Chairperson of the Dormant Accounts Fund Disbursements Board.