Tony Williams Decent Skin – Obvious Candidate for FG

Personal bias is a debilitating characteristic in many people. I try to compartmentalise mine and not allow prejudice to influence important decisions such as hospital promotions and appointments. I think I know I have succeeded because quite a few candidates that I have been centrally involved in appointing, I dislike personally. But their appointment was wholly just and appropriate. In know of cases of personal prejudice influencing outcomes to perpetrate an injustice.

I consider the Progressive Democrats to have done a huge amount of harm to Ireland particularly after Des O’Malley quit. However, Wendy Hedderman was a PD councillor who was simply first class in every way. I could never figure out what she was doing in the PDs. Similarly, her replacement Tony Williams, who represented Pembroke for a short period in the last term, is clearly outstanding and should currently be involved in electoral politics.
He is a quintessential professional well balanced Fine Gael type.I interviewed him last week and was impressed with his logical analysis and attitudes. Only caveat is that; If I agree with him, what would Joe Public Conservative have to say?

Tony Williams

Tony is a partner at Simon McAleese. His academic achievements include a Law Degree from Trinity College Dublin, a Postgraduate Diploma in European Law from University College Dublin and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration Law from Dublin Institute of Technology. Tony qualified as a Solicitor in Ireland in 1991 and was later admitted as a Solicitor in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Tony’s areas of practice include Commercial Litigation, Media Law, Personal Injury Law, Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Employment Law and Planning Law. He has appeared personally as an advocate at all levels of the Irish Courts and is regularly involved in high profile cases. In the Catherine Nevin murder trial, Tony addressed the Central Criminal Court on the issue of protection of journalists’ sources. Tony is listed in the Legal 500.

Tony has considerable experience of litigation (including judicial reviews) involving issues of administrative, constitutional and human rights law.
Tony has lectured on legal issues, has written articles on legal topics for Ireland’s national newspapers and has acted as a commentator on legal matters on Ireland’s national and independent radio stations.

Tony is a member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, the Media Society and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.