Press Release

Irish Medicines Board Appointments

The Minister for Health and Children, Mr. Micheál Martin, T.D. is pleased to announce that he has appointed the following persons as members of the Irish Medicines Board in accordance with Section 7 of the Irish Medicines Board Act, 1995, for a period of five years ending 31 December 2005:

Mr Pat O’ Mahony (Chairman) (Former General Manager (Branches) of AIB Group), Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Ms B Dooley Consumer Representative, Cork City
Mr PJ O’ Connor Veterinary Research Laboratory, Abbotstown, Co. Dublin
Mr D. Cronin Chairman, Dairygold Co-operative Society Ltd., Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
Mr A Murray Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, Kildare St., Dublin 2
Dr R Lehane General Practitioner, Douglas, Co. Cork
Prof. K O’ Malley Registrar, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Ms A Nolan CEO of Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association, 140 Pembroke Road, Dublin 2
Ms A. Murphy Pharmacist, Malahide, Co. Dublin

In accordance with Section 9 of the Act, he has appointed the following members to the Advisory Committee for Human Medicines for the same period:

Prof. Kevin O’ Malley (Chairman) Registrar, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Dr Mary Horgan Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, University College Hospital, Cork
Dr Kevin Connolly Consultant Paediatrician, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Prof. Owen Corrigan Professor of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, TCD, Dublin 2
Prof. Des Fitzgerald Professor of Clinical Pharmacology & Consultant Cardiologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9
Prof. Ted Dinan Consultant Psychiatrist, University College Hospital, Cork
Dr. Kathleen McGarry Consultant Physician, Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, Co. Meath
Mr Tom McGuinn Chief Pharmacist, Dept. Health & Children, Hawkins House, Dublin 2
Dr Paula Cotter Consultant Haematologist, University College Hospital, Cork
Ms Eugenie B. Canavan Pharmacist (Former Registrar of Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland) Terenure, Dublin 6.
Dr Patrick Sullivan Consultant Physician, General Hospital, Mallow, Co. Cork
Dr Rory Lehane General Practitioner, Douglas, Co. Cork

Similarly under Section 9, he has appointed the persons on the following list to be members of the Veterinary Medicines Advisory Committee:

Mr P.J. O’ Connor (Chairman) Superintending Veterinary Research Officer, Veterinary Research Laboratory, Abbotstown, Dublin 15
DMr Tom McGuinn Chief Pharmacist, Dept. Health & Children, Hawkins House, Dublin 2
Dr Iona Pratt Health and Safety Authority, 10 Hogan Place, Dublin 2
Ms Eugenie Canavan Pharmacist (Former Registrar of Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland), Terenure, Dublin 6
Mr Timothy Kyne Pharmacist, Turloughmore, Galway
Mr Desmond Leadon Irish Equine Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare
Dr Thomas Barragry Faculty of Veterinary Medicines, UCD, Dublin 4
Dr Anne Cullinane Irish Equine Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare
Mr George Lane MVB, MRCVS, Bishopstown, Cork
Mr Patrick M. Brangan Senior Veterinary Inspector, Dept. Agriculture, Kildare St., Dublin 2
Dr John F. McArdle Veterinary Surgeon, (former Fish Pathologist of Marine Institute), Castleknock, Dublin 15
Dr Rory Breathnach Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCD, Dublin 4

The Irish Medicines Board is the national authority on the authorisation and control of medicinal products for human and veterinary use.

The Minister extended thanks to the outgoing members of the Board and Committees, and has every confidence that the new appointees will make a substantial and valuable contribution to the work involved.