Judge confirms he is to leave Donegal

November 22, 2021

Donegal Judge Raymond Finnegan has confirmed he is to leave his post in the New Year.

Although only appointed in September, the Meath man said he will be departing District Court Number One in the New year.

The issue was raised by veteran solicitor Kieran O’Gorman at today’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court.

Mr O’Gorman said he was sad to see Judge Finnegan depart so quickly.

Judge Finnegan said “I’m a little bit swifter than anticipated getting home.”

He has been appointed to the district court in Cavan/Monaghan – much closer to his home.

Judge Finnegan admitted that he grasped the opportunity to be closer to home “with both hands.”

No replacement for Judge Finnegan has yet to be announced.

He replaced Judge Paul Kelly who was appointed the President of the District Court.