Call for expressions of interest – Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal

Monday 12th November 2018


Call for expressions of interest – Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal


The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for three vacant positions on the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal. The three vacancies are for a Deputy Chairperson and two lay members.

The Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal hears and determines appeals from aggrieved parties against certain appealable decisions of the Central Bank of Ireland. The Appeals Tribunal aims to provide an accessible, efficient and effective method of appeal in an informal and expeditious manner. The Appeals Tribunal is chaired by the Honourable John D. Cooke S.C.

Tribunal members are nominated by Government for appointment by the President of Ireland.

The selection process will be managed by the Department of Finance. Although the Tribunal is not a State Board, the process will be undertaken in accordance with the Guidelines for Appointments to State Boards, published by the Government in November 2014.

Minister Donohoe commented:

“The Appeals Tribunal protects a key right, the right of individuals or firms to appeal decisions made by the Central Bank in relation to them. The right to appeal is also an important mechanism for holding the Central Bank to account on its decisions, and ensures that the Bank continues to be conscientious in its decision-making processes. I hope to find suitable candidates to nominate for appointment who will carry on the excellent work of the Tribunal to the same high standards as previous members.”

Details on the roles in question, the criteria for applicants, and how to apply can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet.

Expressions of interest and queries may be addressed to

The closing date for expressions of interest is Monday, 10th December 2018.