Sunniva McDonagh SC

Sunniva McDonagh is a graduate in law from UCD and Kings Inns. She is Senior Counsel who practices mainly in the areas of fundamental rights, administrative and constitutional law. She has acted in many leading cases including in the area of immigration and  fair trial rights in historical abuse cases.   She is the Vice President of the Management Board of the Fundamental Rights Agency.

She is a former Chair of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal and a current Chair of the Mental Health Commission. She is a Member of the Strategic Human Rights Advisory Committee of An Garda Síochána, and a Member of the Press Council of Ireland. She has a particular interest in human rights and the Rule of Law. She is also a Member of the Irish Committee seeking formal state recognition for the Armenian Genocide.