Diarmuid Cunningham > Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP > Cork, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Employment


Partner in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Departments.


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. 


  • 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


  • BCL, UCC
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Employment

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP’s team is specialised in providing employment advice in the public sector area, where it is involved in the lifecycle of recruitment to employment termination. Practice head Diarmuid CunninghamEamon Harrington and Emily Sexton are the names to note.

Ireland > Insurance

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP‘s insurance team is spread across its Cork and Dublin offices. The firm is particularly noted for medical negligence, professional negligence and personal injury cases. Key clients include the Health Service Executive and the State Claims Agency, along with a number of major insurers and insureds. Eamon Harrington heads the healthcare and litigation departments, and frequently handles catastrophic medical negligence cases. Daniel McLoughlin has a fine record in employer’s liability, public liability, and motor claims. Diarmuid Cunningham is noted for employer’s liability, public liability, maritime and property claims.