Dr. Ann Marie Courell has been appointed as the Mayo County Registrar of the Circuit Court.
The Ballina native’s appointment was brought before the Cabinet yesterday by Minister for Justice Simon Harris for approval.
She is the first woman to be appointed to the position and replaces Mr Fintan Murphy.
The County Registrar is a legal professional court officer in the Circuit Court and will be based at Castlebar Courthouse. The Registrar makes orders in civil cases as well as certain other functions in relation to Circuit Court proceedings.
Other duties include the roles of District Probate Registrar and Returning Officer for both General and European elections and referenda.
Ann Marie has worked as a barrister in the Western Circuit for twenty years.