Frank Clarke SC

Frank Clarke SC was Chief Justice of Ireland from July 2017 until October 2021.

He was called to the Bar of Ireland in 1973 and to the Inner Bar in 1985. He was appointed a judge of the High Court in 2004 and a judge of the Supreme Court in 2012. He is a Bencher of King’s Inns and an honorary Bencher of Middle Temple. He is a former professor at King’s Inns, a Judge in Residence at Griffith College Dublin and an Adjunct Professor of Trinity College Dublin. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the School of Law in University College Cork.

Mr. Clarke is a member of the panel provided for in Article 255 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to provide an opinion on the appointment of judges to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

In January 2022, he was appointed as a director to the Irish Horse Racing Regulatory Board (IHRB). Mr. Clarke was elected Pro Chancellor of Dublin University in February 2022.