High Court Judge Mourned

A high profile legal figure has died suddenly.

Mr Justice Kevin Haugh, the Chairman of the Gardá Ombudsman Commission, was 64.

He passed away at his home in Dublin this morning.

Mr Haugh, who was appointed to chair the Commission in February 2006, was educated at Castleknock College, UCD and Kings Inns.

He was called to the bar in 1966, became a senior counsel in 1983 and was appointed to the High Court in 2005.

"He oversaw the setting up of our office and ensured that the operation of the Commission and oversight of policing in our society was established on a professional, independent, accountable footing," said a statement mourning the loss from the Commission today.

"He took great care to ensure compliance with the law. The staff of the Gardá Síochána Ombudsman Commission is proud to have had him as chairman and is saddened by his death.

"We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and many friends," said the statement.


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

11 December 2012
Garda Arrested In Connection With Sexual Assault
A garda has been arrested by Garda Ombudsman Commission investigators and is being questioned about a sexual attack. The garda has been suspended by the Garda Commissioner and is being detained at Loughrea Garda Station. He is the first member of the force to be arrested by the Garda Ombudsman.
26 February 2008
Gardaí Suspended Over Assault Claim
Four Garda officers have been suspended from duty, following an assault allegation.
10 January 2020
Two Status Yellow Weather Warnings For Wind And Rain
Two Status Yellow weather warnings have been issued by national forecast Met Éireann. A wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry will come into force at 3pm today, Friday 10 January. Met Éireann said that south to southwest winds 50 to 65 km/hr, with gusts up 90 to 110 km/hr, are expected across the region.
13 October 2008
EBS Puts Stop On Tracker Mortgages
The EBS Building Society has announced it will no longer be offering tracker mortgages for new mortgage applicants. Existing customers with tracker mortgages will not be affected.
06 July 2016
Chairman Resigns From Expert Commission On Water Charges
Chairman of the Expert Commission on Water Charges Joe O'Toole has announced he is stepping down. Mr O'Toole resigned after facing criticism over commonts he made over the funding of water charges. Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government Barry Cowen TD said he believes Mr O'Toole has "done the right thing".