Judge Denis McLoughlin is being remembered as "everything a good judge should be".
The resident District Court Judge in the Cavan-Monaghan district since 2015, he passed away suddenly yesterday morning aged 62.
Appointed to the bench in 2007, having 22 years previous experience as a solicitor, Drogheda-native Judge Denis McLoughlin became the permanent District Court Judge for Court District Number 5 in 2015, following the retirement of Judge Sean MacBride.
In a statement yesterday, President of the District Court, Judge Paul Kelly said he was shocked and saddened at the passing of "a wonderful colleague".
He described Judge McLoughlin as "quietly spoken, the epitome of courtesy, and compassionate", adding that "he was everything a good judge should be".
Very sorry to hear this. A considered and considerate member of the bench, Judge McLoughlin had a real empathy for the people of #Cavan & #Monaghan, whom he served well.@HHumphreysFG @senjoeoreilly @ClrPeterMcVitty @davidmaxwell1 @sandramcintrye @RayMcAdam @TheBarofIreland https://t.co/Ssakx8nAKU
— Barry Ward (@barrymward) September 23, 2021
Justice Minister Heather Humphreys said that "in his fair and considered manner, Judge McLoughlin was a consistent example of our judiciary at its compassionate and considered best".
Judge Denis McLoughlin is survived by his wife Marie and three sons.