Chair of Governing Body

Ms Maura McNally, Chair of ATU Governing Body and of the Bar Council of Ireland
Maura McNally - Chair of Governing Body

A native of Dromod, Co. Leitrim, Ms McNally was called to the Bar in 1992 and practised on Circuit until her appointment to the Inner Bar in 2017. Following postgraduate studies at Warwick University (LLM) and UCG (BA and LLB), she completed her Bachelors of Law in King’s Inns and practices civil law, primarily in personal injury, chancery and non-jury. Ms McNally was elected as chair of the Council of The Bar of Ireland in 2020 and is only the second female to hold this prestigious position.

On 11 February 2022, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, signed the Statutory Instrument legally establishing the Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and set its commencement date as 1 April 2022.