Council Membership

Council Members are appointed by the Minister for Health. Council composition consists of not more than 17 members as follows;

The following appointments are awaited;
5(1)(a) "a person appointed on the nomination of a body recognised by the Minister as being representative of emergency medical technicians" 
5(1)(h) "a person with a special interest or expertise in pre-hospital emergency care" 
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Current Membership

Full NamePositionRationale
Dr. Jacqueline BurkeChairpersonRepresentative of the interests of the general public.61591
Mr. Hillery Patrick CollinsVice ChairpersonAppointed on the nomination of a trade union, which, in the opinion of the Minister, is representative of the majority of emergency medical technicians.43210
Dr. David MenziesMemberRegistered medical practitioner with an interest and expertise in pre-hospital emergency care.437020
Dr. Niamh CollinsMemberRegistered medical practitioner with an interest and expertise in pre-hospital emergency care.437720
Dr. Conor DeasyMemberRepresentative of the management of health boards.512320
Ms. Tess O'DonovanMemberRepresentative of the management of health boards.615620
Ms. Fiona McDaidMemberRegistered nurse with an interest and expertise in pre-hospital emergency care.615720
Mr. Patrick FlemingMemberPerson with a special interest or expertise in pre-hospital emergency care.615820
Mr. Dennis Anthony KeeleyMemberAppointed from a recognised institution on the nomination of the head of that institution.148420
Mr. Don BrennanMemberAppointed on the nomination of a trade union which, in the opinion of the Minister, is representative of the majority of emergency medical technicians.17320
Mr. William Christopher MerrimanMemberRepresentative of the management of health boards.212020
Mr. Aidan O'BrienMemberAppointed from a recognised institution on the nomination of the head of that institution.241120
Mr. Martin O'ReillyMemberPerson with a special interest or expertise in pre-hospital emergency care.260320
Dr. Jason van der VeldeMemberPerson with a special interest or expertise in pre-hospital emergency care.628720
Mr. Jimmy JordanMemberAppointed on the nomination of a trade union, which, in the opinion of the Minister, is representative of the majority of emergency medical technicians.656020
Dr. Tomás BarryMemberRegistered medical practitioner with an interest and expertise in pre-hospital emergency care.818220