Annual Construction Law Conference

This year’s Annual Conference promised to have a prestigious line up of speakers and Chairpersons with a no less interesting range of topics and research papers for prospective attendees to consider, followed by a networking event and an opportunity to meet with the speakers and other colleagues who are expert in this area of law.  This event has been postponed to the Autumn with an alternative date to be advised in due course.

The Christmas Lecture 2019

The CBA was delighted to host a special Christmas lecture from Mr. Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, on the topic of ‘Housing Issues for Older People: No Room at the Inn?’,  chaired by our co-founder the Honourable Mr. Justice Mark Sanfey during his first week of sitting as a High Court Judge.  Proceeds of over €900 from the event will go to fund ALONE’s vital work in supporting older people nationwide. ALONE was founded in 1977 by Dublin firefighter Willie Bermingham, who was shocked by the conditions in which older people in Dublin city were living. The Construction Bar Association is proud to support its great work.

ALONE has a network of 2,000 volunteers throughout Ireland who support its work by befriending, visiting and giving practical help to older people.  To meet the needs of our population in the next ten years, it will need 7,000.  If you can spare some of your time to volunteer in your community, please click this link Volunteering with ALONE to find out more.  If you are time-poor but want to help – please consider a one-off or regular donation here Donate to ALONE. 

The CBA Tech Talks Programme 2019/2020

Your Association Needs You! Our colleagues James Burke BL leads this vital function of the Association.  Any Member who might be interested in presenting a paper to the Membership as part of the CBA Tech Talks Programme or at a CBA Annual Construction Law Conference or at the CBA Summer / Christmas Lectures or, alternatively, who would like to suggest a topic / issue that might benefit from exploration in a CBA paper  should contact James at

The schedule for the CBA Tech Talk Programme 2019/2020 is regularly updated in the News and Events section.

The Codex: Access reserved to Members

Quick link to: The Codex

The Codex is a unique compendium of Irish Construction Law.  Access to the Members’ Section and the CBA Codex is a reserved benefit of membership of the CBA in good standing and is a sine qua non prior to online access. Please contact Barra McCabe BL in relation to Membership of the CBA.  Current Members in good standing who are not yet registered for online access should follow the registration process set out at the bottom of this page.  Please note that online registration by other than Members in good standing will not be approved.


1. Register for Access to Members’ Only Content

Quick Link to: Register Now

Once your registration has been confirmed (there may be a brief pause between registration and confirmation) please click on the below link which will take you to the CBA Codex

Quick Link to: Members-Only Content

Membership Eligibility

Membership of the CBA is reserved to:-

  1. To any barrister who is a member of the Law Library;
  2. To any solicitor who is on the Roll of Solicitors;
  3. To any firm of solicitors;
  4. To any person who is elected by the Committee of the Association as an Honorary Member.

The Executive Committee of the CBA welcomes membership applications or renewals for the Legal Year 2018/2019 (please see below application forms or for more information or if you have any queries please contact the Secretary).

Membership Fees

Membership fees for 2019/2020 are now due (as and from 1 October 2019).

Application Forms

Extant members of the Association may renew their membership by returning a completed application form with the appropriate fee to The Construction Bar Association of Ireland, The Law Library Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7.

Former Members

The Honourable Ms. Justice Marie Baker

The Honourable Mr. Justice Brian Cregan

The Honourable Mr. Justice David Barniville

The Honourable Mr. Justice Denis McDonald

The Honourable Mr. Justice Senan Allen

The Honourable Mr. Justice Mark Sanfey