Mr Justice Frank Clarke has served as Ireland’s twelfth Chief Justice since July 2017 and will retire on 10 October 2021, his seventieth birthday. He was called to the Bar in 1973 and to the Inner Bar in 1985, specialising in commercial and public (including constitutional) law. On two occasions, he has also appeared in cases that were referred by the President of Ireland to the Supreme Court.
He also served two terms as Chair of the Bar Council of Ireland. Mr Justice Clarke was appointed to the High Court in 2004 and to the Supreme Court in 2012. He has also held a number of academic appointments.