Loughlin Deegan

ByrneWallace LLP


About Loughlin Deegan

Loughlin is a Partner in the ByrneWallace LLP Employment team. He is former chairperson of the Employment and Equality Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.

Loughlin represents and advises clients across the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. He has advised and represented a significant number of major Irish public sector employers, in addition to major Irish and multi-national companies, particularly those in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. Loughlin has also acted in contentious employment matters; industrial disputes and pensions restructuring.

From 2002 to 2007, he served as Special Adviser to the Attorney General. From 2007 to 2014, he worked in the Employment Law Unit of Ibec, latterly as Acting Head of Employment Law. Loughlin was Ibec’s lead interlocutor with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in relation to all employment legislation. From 2004 to 2007, he led Ibec's pensions policy representation work by managing the programme of its Pensions Policy Committee.

Loughlin has been a member of the Employment and Equality Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland since 2007. He is a tutor and lecturer on the Law Society of Ireland's employment-law programmes. Loughlin has published several articles in the Law Society Gazette explaining the operation of the Workplace Relations Act.