A small bit of history was made yesterday as Baker Tilly’s Sarah-Jane O’Keeffe was appointed Ireland’s first female examiner.
The Circuit Court in Dundalk appointed Sarah-Jane O’Keeffe to the Eastern Seaboard restaurant and bakery in Drogheda, Co Louth, where 43 jobs are at risk.
This is the first time a female examiner has been appointed since the examinership process was introduced in 1990.
Earlier this week, a High Court Judge highlighted the fact that no female had been appointed as an examiner of any company since the law was passed. According to The Irish Times, Mr Justice Robert Haughton emphasised that he wants to strongly encourage the appointment of more females as court-appointed examiners and liquidators.
This is a significant achievement for Sarah-Jane O’Keeffe and our firm is extremely proud of her.
In 2018, Sarah-Jane O’Keeffe was shortlisted as ‘accountant of the year’ with the Irish Early Career Awards.