Diarmuid Cunningham

Diarmuid Cunningham


Practice areas:


Employment Law


Public Law


Data Protection

Debt Collection


Diarmuid practises as a litigation dispute lawyer, employment lawyer and a specialised healthcare lawyer. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and focuses on early intervention to avoid or resolve potential claims at an early stage to avoid unnecessary costs and expenses

As a litigator, he advises many State Bodies and their indemnifiers and many national and international insurers in areas of employers’ liability, public liability, maritime and property claims.

In his role as employment lawyer, Diarmuid has featured in prominent and ground-breaking cases before the Labour Court, Employment Appeals Tribunal, Equality Tribunal, Rights Commissioner and the High Court and Circuit Court. He has advised many employers in the public and private sector on the policies and procedures required to comply with the myriad of legislative obligations imposed by statute and regulations. 

Diarmuid is a trusted advisor in his capacity as a healthcare lawyer. He advises on a range of specialised disciplines including mental health, patient privacy, care of the elderly and wards of Court. He has represented the HSE as a prosecuting authority in Environmental Health issues, tobacco prosecutions and prosecutions relating to pre-school and nursing homes.


  • Recognised in the Legal 500 2019 rankings
  • BCL, UCC
  • Member of the Roll of Solicitors, Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of the Southern Law Association
  • Former member of the Employment and Equality Committee, Law Society of Ireland
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
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