Advisory Committees

In addition to the HPRA Board, there are three advisory committees, each with a maximum of twelve members. 

The Advisory Committee for Human Medicines and the Advisory Committee for Medical Devices are appointed by the Minister for Health while the Advisory Committee for Veterinary Medicines is appointed by the Minister for Health in consultation with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The statutory role of the advisory committees is to provide advice in cases where it is proposed to refuse to grant a licence for a medicinal product on any grounds relating to its safety, quality or efficacy.

The advisory committees may appoint sub-committees. There are currently two sub-committees appointed by the Advisory Committee for Human Medicines:

• Clinical Trials Sub-Committee 
• Herbal Medicines Sub-Committee 

The Advisory Committees meet approximately three times per year, at intervals determined by the committee members and by pending business. The Clinical Trials Sub-Committee meets each month. The Herbal Sub-Committee meets on an ad hoc basis. 

Advisory Committee Members

Advisory Committee Human Medicines

Dr Diarmuid Quinlan – Chair 

Prof. Brian Cleary 

Prof. Desmond Corrigan

Dr Paul Gallagher 

Ms Fionnuala King 

Prof. Fionnuala Ni Ainle

Dr Brian O’Connell 

Ms Margaret O’Doherty 

Ms Siobhan O’Sullivan

Dr Patrick Sullivan

Terms of reference and rules of procedure of the Advisory Committee for Human Medicines


Clinical Trials Subcommittee

Dr Patrick A. Sullivan – Chair

Dr Liam Bannan

Dr Patrick Morris

Dr Thomas Peirce

Professor Catherine McHugh

Dr Amjad Hayat

Terms of reference and rules of procedure of the Clinical Trials Subcommittee 

 

Herbal Medicines Subcommittee

Prof. Desmond Corrigan (Chair)

Dr James Barlow

Dr Kevin Connolly

Mrs Ingrid Hook

Ms Claudine Hughes

Ms Anna Maria Keavney

Dr Celine Leonard

Dr Donal O’Mathuna

Dr Camillus Power

Dr Helen Sheridan

Dr Emma Wallace

Terms of Reference and rules of procedure of the Herbal Medicines Subcommittee
  

Advisory Committee for Medical Devices

Prof. Richard Reilly – Chair

Prof. Robert Byrne 

Mr Ger Flynn

Dr Vida Hamilton

Dr Fergal McCaffrey

Dr Tanya Mulcahy

Ms Margaret O’Donnell

Prof. Sean Tierney 

Prof. Pat Twomey

Terms of reference and rules of procedure of the Advisory Committee for Medical Devices 

 

Advisory Committee for Veterinary Medicines

Dr Joe Collins – Chair

Dr Abina Crean

Dr Patrick Paul Corkery

Dr Caroline Garvan

Dr John Gilmore

Dr David Graham

Dr Andrew Hillan

Dr Orla Keane

Dr Edward Malone

Dr Bryan Markey

Dr Robert Shiel

Dr Christina Tlustos

 

Terms of reference and rules of procedure of the Advisory Committee for Veterinary Medicines
 

Audit and Risk Committee

Prof. Elizabeth Keane (Chair) January 2020

Mr David Holohan

The process of appointing new members is ongoing, and this section will be updated when appointments are completed.

Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the Audit and Risk Committee