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 three sub-committees appointed by the Advisory Committee for Human Medicines: 
• Experts Sub-Committee for Human Medicines 
• Clinical Trials Sub-Committee 
• Herbal Medicines Sub-Committee 

The advisory committees meet approximately six times per year at intervals determined by the committee members and by pending business. The Clinical Trials Sub-Committee meets each month except for August and December. 


Advisory Committee Members

Advisory Committee Human Medicines

Prof. Mary Horgan (Chair)

Dr Kevin Connolly

Dr Desmond Corrigan

Ms Maria Egan

Prof. Tom Fahey

Prof. David Kerins

Ms Fionnuala King

Prof. Patrick Murray

Dr Fionnuala Ní Ainle

Dr. Brian O’Connell

Mr Ronan Quirke

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

Preclinical/Clinical Expert Subcommittee (Panel 1)

Prof David Kerins

Dr Kevin Connolly

Dr Linda Coate

Mr James Colville

Dr Noreen Dowd

Prof Stephen Eustace

Prof Stephen Flint

Dr Tim Fulcher

Dr Paul Gallagher

Dr Joseph Galvin

Dr Patrick Gavin

Dr Kevin Kelleher

Dr Mary Keogan

Dr Mark Ledwidge

Dr Frank Murray

Dr Yvonne O'Meara

Dr.Cormac Owens

Dr Brion Sweeney

Prof. Gerry Wilson

Dr Jogin Thakore 
Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the Clinical Expert Subcommittee (Panel I)
 

Clinical Trials Subcommittee

Dr Liam Bannan

Prof Geraldine Boylan

Prof. Paul Browne

Dr Peter Crean

Dr Catherine Kelly

Dr Thomas Pierce

Dr Patrick A. Sullivan

Dr Bryan Whelan 
Terms of reference and rules of procedure of the Clinical Trials Subcommittee 
 

Herbal Medicines Subcommittee

Dr. Desmond Corrigan (chairman)

Dr. James Barlow

Dr. Kevin Connolly

Mrs. Ingrid Hook

Ms. Claudine Hughes

Ms. Anne 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

Mr Wilfrid Higgins (chairman)

Prof David Barton

Dr. Vivion Crowley

Mr Ger Flynn

Dr Fergal McCaffery

Ms Margaret O’Donnell

Prof Martin O’Donnell

Prof. Richard Reilly

Prof Mary Sharp

Mr. Sean Paul Teeling

Prof Sean Tierney

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

Advisory Committee for Veterinary Medicines

Dr Pat Brangan (Chairman)

Dr Ruaidhri Breathnach

Ms. Gene Canavan

Dr. Martin Danaher

Dr. Helena Kelly

Dr. Nola Leonard

Dr Bryan Markey

Mr. Ciaran Mellett

Mr Warren Schofield

Mr Robert Shiel

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

Audit and Risk Committee

Mr Pat Brangan

Mr David Holohan

Prof. Elizabeth Keane

Terms of reference and rules of procedure of the Audit Committee