A former judge who was jailed for manslaughter for a fatal auto accident has said she has not been asked by police for her name because she does not want to risk the stigma of a criminal record.
Her decision to not answer questions from the public for the last six months has come as the former judge faces calls to quit the Irish Bar Association (IBA) as well as a number of other organisations.
The IBA and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association both say they do not want Ms O’Mahony’s name associated with the organisation, despite her being an active member.
It is understood that she is currently not applying for a new membership to the IBA.
Ms O’Neilson is the second woman in recent months to leave the IBAs governing body, the National Judicial Council (NJC).
In May, the NJC suspended the president, David Kelly, from her role.
Mr Kelly is now facing a number more disciplinary hearings and a criminal trial in relation to the fatal accident involving Ms OʼMahony in the early hours of December 5, 2015.
The case was the subject of a public inquiry in April 2016, which is expected to conclude in July with a verdict on the cause of death.
Ms OʿNeilson’s lawyers are not seeking to appeal the decision of the NJCs Ethics Committee to suspend Mr Kelly from his role.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the incident, which led to the death of Ms OɹMahony.
Ms Kelly is charged with culpable homicide.
In a statement, the IGAs chief executive, Pat Gannon, said the IBAC had a duty to act impartially and was not making Ms Oenson available for interview.
He said that in a “couple of cases” he had spoken to former judges who had had previous experiences with a similar case.
“There are a number people in the IBAA who have had similar experiences.
There’s a range of factors in there.
I think it is not the responsibility of the IB as a body to decide what’s the best course of action for every individual,” he said.
A number of organisations, including the Irish Police Association (IPA), the Irish Civil Liberties Union (ICLU) and the Catholic Church, have called for Ms OṞensoons departure from the IBAS.