National Council

The National Council is the governing body of the Association. There are thirty members, twenty-five of whom are elected. The remaining five members are co-opted. The Council is comprised to ensure that it is representative of the geographic regions and all medical and surgical specialties. Elections are held every two years and members may be elected for a maximum of two consecutive terms. 

2019-2020 IHCA National Officers

The Officers of the Association together with the immediate past President form the Council Executive or Focus Group. This Committee meets to expedite the business of the National Council, as and when required, between meetings of the Council.

Officer Name, Speciality Hospital
President Dr Donal O'Hanlon, Consultant Psychiatrist Naas General Hospital
Vice President Dr Gabrielle Colleran, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist Children's University Hospital, Temple Street and National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street
Vice President Vacant Vacant

Prof Alan Irvine, Consultant Dermatologist

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
Membership Secretary Dr Conor O'Riordan, Consultant Radiologist St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny

 2019-2020 National Council




Dr P J Breen Retired Representative Anaesthesiology
Dr Roy Browne Phoenix Care Centre Psychiatry
Dr Aine Burke Sligo University Hospital Pathology
Dr Charles d' Adhemar Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore Histopathology
Dr Conall Dennedy Galway University Hospital Endocrinology
Dr Patrick Dillon University Hospital Limerick Anaesthesiology
Mr Joe Dowdall

St Vincent's University Hospital

Vascular Surgery
Mr Garrett Durkan Galway University Hospital


Mr Colm Fahy

Galway Clinic

Prof Clare Fallon Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar Geriatric Medicine
Dr Orla Franklin Crumlin Children's Hospital Cardiology
Dr Sinead Harney Cork University Hospital


Dr Paul Kelly Wexford General Hospital Emergency Medicine
Dr Kieran Moore Crumlin Children's Hospital Psychiatry
Mr Maurice Neligan Beacon Hospital Orthopaedics
Dr Oisin O'Connell Bon Secours Cork Respiratory Medicine
Mr Ioannis Polyzois Dublin Dental Hospital Periodontology
Dr Tripuraneni Prasad Our Lady's Hospital Navan Radiology
Dr Nóirín Russell Cork University Maternity Hospital Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mr Peter Ryan

Bon Secours Cork

Dr Tom Ryan St James's Hospital


Dr John Scully Letterkenny University Hospital Anaesthesiology
Dr Mike Staunton Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda


Ms Shona Tormey University Hospital, Limerick


Dr Laura Durcan Beaumont Hospital Rheumatology

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