Republic of Ireland Faculty

Welcome from Republic of Ireland Faculty, we are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. The Faculty supports almost 500 members, Fellows and Associates across the Republic of Ireland. The Faculty has a particular interest in supporting our members' CPD and professional development and provide a range of educational meetings, tailored to local needs, as well as bursaries and awards to support and recognise innovation and development.

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Upcoming events

We provide educational events throughout the region and many of these events contribute to CPD and professional development

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Board meetings

We meet four times per year in February, June, September and December to progress our local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to our members, which are then fed back to College Council. Our next meetings will be:

  • Thursday 9 November 2023

Winter meeting and dinner

The Republic of Ireland Winter meeting and dinner will take place on Saturday 2 December 2023 at the Stephens Green Club, 9 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.

Our guest speaker Prof Louise Dubras (Foundation Dean of the School of Medicine at Ulster University and GP) will make an address “General Practice past, present and future through the medical education lens”.
Presentations will be made by the Sheppard Memorial Prize winners (undergraduate and postgraduate).

This event will cost €55 for members of RCGP and €60 for non-members RCGP.

There are limited spaces, to book your place, please email

Spring meeting

The Republic of Ireland Spring meeting will take place on Saturday 30 March 2024. More details to follow soon.

Local training and development

RCGP Fellowship

October 2023

We have a Faculty Fellowship Committee to consider and support the nomination process. The Republic of Ireland has a very active Fellowship programme with several distinguished General Practitioners due to receive their Fellowship later this year. If you wish to join the Fellowship committee or know of a GP who would be suitable for a nomination please contact us. Please view RCGP Fellowship for more information.

Awards and prizes

Clinical Cases Presentation Competition 2024

The final of the Clinical Cases Prizes Competition will be held at the Republic of Ireland Faculty Spring Meeting 2024.

For more information, see the Republic of Ireland section on the awards page.

Sheppard Memorial Essay Competition 2023

This essay competition is open to all undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors who are within five years of completing general practice training. The closing date for the 2023 competition was Friday 27 October 2023. When selected, the winning essays will be published here:

For more information, see the Republic of Ireland section on the awards page.

Meet your faculty

Faculty Officers

Dr Diarmuid Quinlan Chairman and Provost and Faculty Fellowship Lead

  • Dr Joseph Martin, Honorary Treasurer

Faculty Board Members

  • Dr ĺde Delargy, Representative RCGP Council
  • Dr John Gillman, Faculty Educator
  • Dr Ahmeda Ali, Representative ICGP Council
  • Dr Sheila Loughman, RCGPNI Rep
  • Dr Mina Dawood, Student Representative
  • Dr John Cox
  • Dr Dermot Halpin
  • Dr Brendan O'Shea
  • Dr Mary Sheehan
  • Dr Laura Malone
  • Dr David Hannon
  • Dr Tony Foley
  • Dr Bev Huss

Contact us

RCGP Republic of Ireland Faculty
c/o ICGP
4/5 Lincoln Place
Dublin 2
D02 XR68

Telephone: 0044 7876030474

Office opening hours: 08:00 - 16:30, Monday to Friday.

Your local Faculty Support Officer is Suzanne Manning.

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