THE Government, at its meeting of Tuesday, February 1, formally made a decision to assign Judge Catherine Staines to District No 15, which includes Tullamore, Edenderry, Birr, Portlaoise and Portarlington District Courts, with effect from March 7 next.
Judge Catherine Staines BL was appointed a judge of the District Court in May 2010. Prior to her appointment Judge Staines was a partner in Michael J Staines & Company, Smithfield, Dublin 7.
She studied in University College Dublin and The Incorporated Law Society, Blackhall Place, where she qualified as a solicitor in 1991. She also graduated as a barrister-at-law from the Honourable Society of Kings Inns in 2003.