Adrian Hardiman, Irish judge, Died at 65


Adrian Hardiman was born in 1951 and died on March 7, 2016.

He was a justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland.

He served from February 7, 2000, until his death on 7 March 7, 2016.

Adrian Hardiman received the rare honour of being appointed directly from the Bar to Ireland’s highest court.

Before to his elevation to the Supreme Court, he was one of the leading and best paid members of the Irish bar.

Adrian Hardiman was married to Judge Yvonne Murphy, from County Donegal, a judge of the Circuit Court, who conducted important inquiries relating to sex abuse including the Murphy Report and the Cloyne Report.

Adrian Hardiman was the current chair of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes.

The couple had three sons, one of whom, Eoin, is a barrister (and a member of the Mountjoy Prison Visiting Committee); another, Hugh, was a personal assistant to Michael McDowell, when he was Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, and Daniel (Medical Student).

Adrian Hardiman passed away at 65 yrs old.