IILEX
Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Frank Crummey Perpetual Award

Born in Kimmage, Dublin in 1936, Frank Crummey has had an eventful and varied career, he worked as a bus driver, postman, social worker and builder, before finally finding his métier as a legal executive. Throughout his adult life he has been an agitator for justice, associated particularly with the family planning movement and Women’s Refuge, repeatedly using the law as an instrument for change.

Frank has challenged the status quo on a range of issues, including the Language Freedom Movement and corporal punishment in schools.

It was when Frank got a job as a legal executive that he finally, as a crusader, came into his own.

Frank Crummey was one of the first members to subscribe to the Memorandum and Articles of Association and form the Irish Institute of Legal Executives and was awarded Life Fellowship and Member for Special Services in 2008.

Through all the campaigns, Frank sustained a long and happy marriage with his wife Evelyn, and raised five children.

In 2003 Griffith College and the Irish Institute of Legal Executives established the Frank Crummey Perpetual Award in recognition of Frank’s commitment to justice.

Recipients of the Frank Crummey Perpetual Award achieved the highest overall grade on the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice at Griffith College.

 

Recipients of the Frank Crummey Perpetual Award

Year Recipient
2003 Geraldine Byrne
2004 Catherine Moore
2005 Valerie Metcalfe
2006 Susan Miller
2007 Luke Noonan
2008 Doireann Ryan
2009 Aleksandra Krupa
2010 Caroline Battlebury
2011 Lisa Donnelly
2012 Helaine Trumble
2013 Tara Barron
2014 Roseanne Murphy
2015 Moya Comer
2016 Roisin O Grady
2017 Rian Gallagher
2018 Catherine Geoghehan

An Evening with Frank Crummey

Left- Right ;- Mary C Foley,   Director of IILEX , Frank Crummey , Director and ( Hon . Life Member) of IILEX, Mairead Dixon, Director of IILEX  and Karen Sutton, Head of the Law Faculty,  Griffith College Dublin .

 

Griffith College Dublin hosted ‘An Evening with Frank Crummey’ on Tuesday October 23rd 2018 at 6pm. Karen Sutton, Head of the Law Faculty, sat down with Frank to discuss his life and how he has made such an impact on Irish society.

Born in Kimmage in Dublin in 1936, Crummey has been an agitator for justice, associated particularly with the family planning movement and Women’s Refuge, repeatedly using the law as an instrument for change.  

In the sixties and seventies he was part of the Reform group and challenged church and State on the battering and abuse of children in our schools.

Later Frank got involved with the women's movement and the blanket ban on all forms of contraception, and of course its natural corollary, the battering and ill-treatment of women worn down by endless childbirth.

It was when, a year later, he got a job as a legal executive that he finally got some stability and, as a crusader, he came into his own.

Frank Crummey was one of the first members to subscribe to the Memorandum and Articles of Association and form the Irish Institute of Legal Executives. Frank was awarded Life Fellowship and Member for Special Services in 2008.

This was a free event and all were welcomed.

Congratulations to Jennifer Weafer who was awarded best Legal Executive of the Year 2018 at the Clinch Wealth Management Irish Law Awards 2018

 

Congratulations to Gillian Moore who was awarded best Legal Executive of the Year 2017 at the AIB Private Banking, Irish Law Awards 2017

 

Gillian Moore – Profile

 

Gillian Moore is a legal executive at Keating Connolly Sellors.  She holds an LLB from the University of Limerick and has vast experience in the areas of distressed sales and residential conveyancing.  

During her employment with Connolly Sellors Geraghty (prior to the merger), Gillian was provided with a number of opportunities, which allowed her to develop and expand her knowledge of legal services. Under the guidance of a senior partner, Gillian worked in the conveyancing department providing legal services associated with residential building developments and commercial developments.

 

2009 saw an opportunity arise to join the defence litigation department.  Initially, the role was to provide litigation support in relation to High and Circuit Court matter.  Over time, Gillian became instrumental in providing a best in class service offering to one of Ireland’s largest insurance companies.  Gillian worked under the guidance of Joseph Murphy, senior litigation partner.  Whilst working with Mr Murphy Gillian absorbed a wealth of knowledge and experience which stood to Gillian later on in her career.

 

In April 2015, Connolly Sellors Geraghty merged with Keating and Keogh to form Keating Connolly Sellors.  Gillian was offered the opportunity to work within the property department and continues to work within this area at the firm.

Congratulations to Paul Brennan awarded Legal Execuive of the year 2016 at the Irish Law Awards 2016.

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Congratulations to Paul Brennan awarded Legal Execuive of the year 2016 at the Irish Law Awards 2016.