RORY O'HANLON, the former Irish High Court judge who has died aged 78, was sacked as president of the Law Reform Commission in 1992 by the Taoiseach Albert Reynolds after … Wed, Mar 27, 2002, 00:00. Christine Newman . This video is unavailable. Rory O'Hanlon had a distinguished career as a barrister before he was appointed a judge of the High Court in 1981, and broke new legal ground both as a barrister and judge. The former High Court Judge, Mr Justice Rory O'Hanlon, has died in Dublin at the age of 79. Watch Queue Queue. Removal of former judge Rory O'Hanlon. Watch Queue Queue