Maples hires A&L duo for Ireland push

Cayman Islands-based Maples and Calder has continued its Ireland expansion by hiring Irish firm A&L Goodbody financial services partners Barry McGrath and Nollaig Murphy.

It is Maples’ ­second Irish hire in two months, following the ­recruitment of corporate partner Edward Miller from Matheson Ormsby ­Prentice in June.

McGrath is an investment fund ­specialist, while Murphy works in structured and leveraged finance. Maples launched in Ireland in 2006 and has established a team of 110 staff, most poached from local firms.

Global ­managing partner Julian Reddyhough said: “This is as strong a statement as one can make that we’re committed to our ­objective of being a ­leading