Archive 2013


July 18, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013: The Council of the PSI (Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland), the pharmacy regulator, has elected a new President, Eoghan Hanly, previously Vice-President.  Noel Stenson has been elected the new Vice-President.
The PSI has also announced changes to its Council.  The following pharmacists have been appointed (or reappointed) following the election process earlier this year: Nicola Cantwell, Richard Collis, Georgina Ann Frankish, Eoghan Hanly and Conor Phelan.  Rita Purcell has been reappointed to the Council as the nominee of the Irish Medicines Board.  Dr Chantelle McNamara, GP, is a new appointment.  In addition, Pat O’Dowd has been appointed to the Council as the nominee of the HSE.  A further four Council members are expected to be appointed by the Minister for Health shortly.
Hanly succeeds Paul Fahey who served as President for two years.  Eoghan Hanly graduated from Robert Gordon University Aberdeen in 1995 with a degree in Pharmacy.  Since 1996 he has practised as a pharmacist in his family’s pharmacy in Loughrea, Co Galway, which was established by his grandfather, P.J. Killian in 1940.
New Vice President Noel Stenson is originally from Longford and studied pharmacy in Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen, registering with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and PSI in 1991. He returned to Ireland in August 1991 to take over a community pharmacy practice on Achill Island, Co Mayo and has practiced there since.
Noel has completed postgraduate M.Sc. Studies in Clinical Pharmacy in Trinity College Dublin (2004) and Healthcare Management (Pharmacy) at the Institute of Leadership and Healthcare Management, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2010). He has been actively involved in postgraduate continuing education for pharmacists since 2002, and is also the current Chairman of his local HSE Primary Care Team.

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