Leitrim woman elected to prestigious legal position

Leitrim native Maura McNally SC has been elected as Chair of the Council of The Bar of Ireland.

She becomes the representative body’s second-ever female lead following in the footsteps of the late Honourable Ms Justice Mella Carroll.

Maura McNally was called to the Bar in 1992 and practised on Circuit until her appointment to the Inner Bar in 2017.

The Leitrim woman has said that to be following the late Justice Mella Carroll is personally significant for her and having actively pursued the issues of resilience, mental health and diversity while on the council she hopes to add further to the reputation of the Bar.

Dromod councillor Sean McGowan says everyone in the village is delighted and proud to hear of the success of the local woman.