Public Consultations

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) carries out regular public consultations so that the opinion and input of our many stakeholders may be considered in the work we are undertaking. Through our consultations we seek to achieve an understanding of what is important to the general public, and to those working in pharmacy and in other health related roles, and ensure that our stakeholders understand our role and the work that we do.

The PSI, as the pharmacy regulator, acts to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of patients and the public. Our vision is to ensure that pharmacy services are delivered in a competent, professional and ethical manner and in an appropriate environment, to the highest standards of quality care and best practice.

25 April 2016
Public Consultation on Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Fees)(Amendment) Rules 2016

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) is responsible for ensuring safe pharmacy practice in Ireland, in the public interest. This includes the PSI’s role to set the standards for pharmacist education and training at university level, and oversee their implementation.

The current fee payable by student pharmacists undertaking the in-service practical training programme, called the National Pharmacy Internship Programme, is €2,750. In line with the Government’s policy to increase the student contribution charge, which is capped at €3,000, the Council of the PSI has approved an increase in the programme fee to €3,000. The fee supports the delivery and quality of the training programme.  

The existing Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Fees) Rules 2014 (S.I. No. 378 of 2014) set out the fees payable in respect of applications, notifications and services.  An increase in the internship programme fee requires an amendment to those rules, and this consultation invites public feedback in relation to those changes.

Read the draft Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Fees)(Amendment) Rules 2016.

Public submissions may be made in writing by 5pm on Monday, 9 May 2016, preferably sent by email to or by post to the Registrar, Fees Consultation, Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, PSI House, Fenian Street, Dublin 2.  

The draft Rules will be reconsidered by the PSI Council in light of any comments received, and prior to being presented to the Minister to obtain consent to their making.

Relevant legislation:
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Fees) Rules 2014: S.I. No. 378 of 2014
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Education and Training) Rules: SI No. 493 of 2008


Please note that submissions made to the PSI during its public consultations are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014. The PSI also publishes on this website a collated version of all written comments received in response to the public consultation, together with the PSI’s response to those comments.

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