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CORU Council Structure


  • Mo Flynn

One member from each of the designated professions

  • Caroline Byrne (Orthoptists)
  • Julia Shaw (Podiatrists)
  • Emma Gonoud (Speech and Language Therapists)
  • Adrienne Byrne (Social Workers)
  • Claire Hogan  (Radiographers)
  • Vacant (Psychologists)
  • Noelle Reilly (Social Care Workers)
  • Paula O'Shea (Clinical Biochemists)
  • Catriona Sweeney (Occupational Therapists)
  • Róna McLoughlin (Physiotherapists)
  • Vacant (Optometrists)
  • Paul Hersee (Dispensing Opticians)
  • Irene Regan (Medical Scientists)
  • Mary A.T. Flynn (Dietitians)
  • Marcella Finnerty (Counsellors)
  • Patricia Jordan (Psychotherapists)

One representative of the management of the public health sector, the public social care sector or both sectors

  • John Hennessy

One representative of the management of a voluntary or private sector organisation concerned with health or social care

  • Deirdre Saul

One representative of third level educational establishments involved in the education and training of persons with respect to the practice of the designated professions and is nominated by the Minster for Education and Skills

  • Fred Powell

Ten representatives of the interest of the general public and are appointed with the consent of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation

  • John F Scott (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Dara Purcell 
  • Treasa Campbell
  • Stephanie Manahan
  • Aisling Timoney
  • Maureen Carolan
  • Michael O'Keefe
  • Martina Ní Chúlain
  • Geraldine O'Hare

Three persons who have qualifications, interest and experience as in the opinion of the Minister, would be of value to the Council in performing its functions

  • Emma Benton
  • Margaret Boland
  • Mary Tumelty