Conleth Bradley

Director and Chair of the Governance Committee

Conleth Bradley joined the Board of Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and assumed the role of Chair of the Governance Committee in November 2022. A Senior Counsel and a practising barrister, Conleth 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 text book 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.