Niamh’s career in law began in a leading human rights law firm working on high profile cases. In 2016, Niamh moved to Dublin and began working in criminal defence.

Niamh McKernan holds a LLB from Queen’s University Belfast and received professional training at The Institute of Professional Legal Studies Belfast before being admitted as a Solicitor of both Irish jurisdictions in 2013.

Outside of law, Niamh’s interests include Gaelic football - she captained her team to their first championship title. Also, Niamh is a member of Coalisland Silver Band, where she plays the saxophone.