Suspension of Annual Construction Law Conference and CBA Tech Talk Programme

The CBA have been staging the Annual Construction Law Conference since 2013 which has established itself as the premier construction law conference in this jurisdiction.  This year’s Annual Conference promised to have a prestigious line up of speakers and chairpersons.  Unfortunately, in keeping with the broader societal upheaval engendered by the Covid-19 pandemic, this event has been nominally postponed to the Autumn pending further developments (with an alternative date to be advised in due course).  In  addition, all scheduled CBA Tech Talks have been similarly postponed.  The CBA are actively working with  the Bar Council to explore the staging of events online and we shall be in contact once the current stay at home restrictions have been amended.  In the meantime, the CBA wishes all members and friends of the Association all the very best as we “winter” the current crisis.


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.  Proceeds of the event went to fund ALONE’s vital work in supporting older people nationwide.  The CBA has continued to work with ALONE in support of its activities which include 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 to grow this army of volunteers to 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 once-off or a regular donation by clicking 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.  As noted above, the activity of CBA Tech Talk Programme 2019/2020 has been suspended.  However, upon the hopeful premise that a form of normality will return in due course, 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 will be updated in the News and Events section as matters develop.

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