Past Events

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.


Standing Lt - Rt:- Deirdre Butler , President , IILEX and officials of the Property Registration Authority - ( -PRA )
Seated at -right -hand -side:- Veronica Duffy , Vice-President of IILEX , Frank Crummy , Fellow and    ( Hon. ) Life Member of IILEX , Mary C .Foley , Director of Membership of IILEX and two other attendees
Seated at left -hand -side :-Lydia Mullane Director of Events at IILEX


Live talk by IILEX at Griffith College Dublin and on line to students of the DLS&P Course  2018/19


Date; - 27/03/2019


Topic- Membership of the  Irish  Institute of Legal Executives    -


The Programme  Director of the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice (James Kane  ) Griffith College Dublin sent a communication on 14th March 2019  to all the 2018/19 intake of students for the above  talk on 27th March. Griffith College Law Department hosted our talk. Institute Administrator, Rose Whelan and  two Board members Joe Hughes and Ita O'Gara welcomed the students present.


The purpose of the evening was to outline the history of the Institute , how we advance the interests of the students. types of memberships, entitlements. Keeping students and  others  informed of developments in the law and legal practice through the  medium of  " 'The Brief'."

Joe Hughes (Education Director) addressed routes to full membership. This was supported by a very interesting  and instructive case study in this area.

Application forms for admission for student membership were distributed to those present that evening and on -line students were also addressed on how to become members.


This was informal ,the issue of career change and how to  follow this new career as a Legal Executive was requested. In response an outline of how the college gives it support was indicated.


This was a successful evening with a reasonable attendance.  It would be useful if IILEX could get feedback from those who viewed  the talk on line.

Last but not least sincere thanks to Matthew Judge Law Lecturer , Griffith College who afforded his lecture time for this talk.  Special thanks to Rose Whelan our Administrator for her efficient organisation for the 20th and 27th events at Griffith College .