On 17 January 2024, the President of the High Court, the Hon. Mr. Justice David Barniville, in conjunction with the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland, organised a ceremony to mark the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Commercial Court.

The event was attended by a number of senior members of the judiciary, including the Chief Justice, the Hon. Mr. Justice Donal O’Donnell, and the President of the Court of Appeal, the Hon. Mr. Justice George Birmingham, and was addressed by the Hon. Mr Justice Denis McDonald, judge in charge of the Commercial List, the Hon. Mr Justice Peter Kelly, former President of the High Court and judge in charge of the Commercial List from 2004 to 2014, Mr. Paul Gallagher S.C., former Attorney General of Ireland, Mr. Rossa Fanning S.C., Attorney General of Ireland and Ms. Helen Kilroy, Chair of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland.

A transcript of the event can be found here.