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ICGP Board 2020 - 2021

The Board is the primary decision making body in the ICGP. It is responsible and accountable for decision making and the delivery of the ICGP's strategic objectives.

The key purpose of the Board is to ensure the organisation's prosperity by collectively directing the organisation's affairs while meeting the appropriate interests of its members and other relevant stakeholders, and complying with all necessary legislation and regulation.

Members of the Board include the ICGP president, chair, and committee chairs.

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Professor Tom O'Dowd, President

Image for article titled 'Professor Tom O'Dowd, President' Professor Tom O'Dowd has been a member of College since 1985 and is a member of the Dublin South West Faculty. » read more

Dr Margaret O'Riordan, Immediate Past President

Image for article titled 'Dr Margaret O'Riordan, Immediate Past President' Dr Margaret O Riordan is a rural GP based in Ballingarry, Thurles, Co Tipperary and has been a practicing GP for over thirty years. A longstanding College member and also holds FRCGP, Margaret has been involved with the ICGP for over twenty-five years » read more

Dr Paul Armstrong, Vice President

Image for article titled 'Dr Paul Armstrong, Vice President' Dr Paul Armstrong, GP in Lifford, Co. Donegal, has been elected incoming Vice-President. Dr Armstrong has been in practice for over 32 years and has actively contributed to the College during this time. » read more

Dr John Farrell, Chair

Image for article titled 'Dr John Farrell, Chair' Dr John Farrell works in a five doctor mixed urban / rural practice located in Cahir, Co. Tipperary and has eventually graduated to being the senior partner after more than 30 years in practice. He is from Dublin originally and graduated from UCD in 1981. He completed his GP training in Ireland and the UK. » read more

Dr Gráinne Ní Ghairbhí, Honorary Secretary

Image for article titled 'Dr Gráinne Ní Ghairbhí, Honorary Secretary' Dr Gráinne Ní Ghairbhí, Honorary Secretary
Dr Gráinne Ní Gháirbhí graduated from the Trinity College Dublin in 1999 with her MICGP. » read more

Dr Liam Twomey, Honorary Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee

Image for article titled 'Dr Liam Twomey, Honorary Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee' Dr Twomey is a graduate of TCD and obtained the MICGP in 1997. Liam has been in practice in a two-partner practice in Rosslare Co. Wexford since 1999. He completed GP Training in the Cork Vocational Training Scheme. » read more

Dr Deirdre Collins, Chair of Education Governance

Image for article titled 'Dr Deirdre Collins, Chair of Education Governance' Dr Deirdre Collins practices in her hometown of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, in a multi doctor practice. A TCD graduate Deirdre completed GP training with the Dublin Regional Vocational Training Scheme and obtained the MICGP in 1994 » read more

Dr Pat Durcan, Co-Chair of the Membership Services and Communication Committee

Image for article titled 'Dr Pat Durcan, Co-Chair of the Membership Services and Communication Committee' Dr Pat Durcan is a graduate of UCD, qualified as a GP from the Dublin GP Training Scheme in 1981 and a College member since 1987. Pat is in practice in Ballina since 1984 as single-handed GP and now works with four partners in the practice. » read more

Dr Velma Harkins, Chair of Quality, Safety & Standards

Image for article titled 'Dr Velma Harkins, Chair of Quality, Safety & Standards' Dr Velma Harkins is a member of the Westmidlands Faculty. She is an under-graduate and post-graduate trainer, GP unit doctor for Offaly, Chair of Offaly MIDOC Out-of-Hours Co-op, and Chair of the National Association of Trainers in General Practice. Dr Harkins has a special interest in structured diabetes care. » read more

Dr Lucia Gannon, Co-Chair of the Membership Services and Communication Committee

Image for article titled 'Dr Lucia Gannon, Co-Chair of the Membership Services and Communication Committee' Dr Lucia Gannon is a principal in a two GP practice in Killenaule, Co. Tipperary and a member of the South Tipperary Faculty. » read more

Professor Liam Glynn, Chair of Research

Image for article titled 'Professor Liam Glynn, Chair of Research' Prof Liam Glynn is the Professor of General Practice at the School of Medicine and a member of the Health Research Institute at the University of Limerick. » read more

Ms Anna Broderick, External Board Member

Image for article titled 'Ms Anna Broderick, External Board Member' Ms Anna Broderick is a graduate of UCD and holds a European BCL degree in law and a Masters in Commercial Law. She was previously a partner with Eversheds Sutherland, a commercial law firm in Dublin. » read more

Ms Mary Donovan, Chair of Audit Committee, External Board Member

Image for article titled 'Ms Mary Donovan, Chair of Audit Committee, External Board Member' Ms Mary Donovan is a graduate of UCC, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Irish Computer Society, a member of the Board of Guardians & Directors of the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, and a Board member of the Bon Secours Health System. » read more