The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital was established by the Dublin Eye and Ear Hospital Act, 1897. The Act sets out the governance structure for the Hospital.

The Hospital is a registered charity – Charities Registration Number 20002374 (CHY 1604).

Hospital Council

The Council is comprised of a maximum 20 members. The Council governs the Hospital and is responsible for the financial performance, the quality of its healthcare services, research and education and integration of services with other healthcare providers. The Council delegates executive and operational responsibilities to the management team. The Council meets monthly during the year, except in January, April and August.

Members of the Council are:

  • Mr Patrick Dowling – President             (Member since March 2012) *(1)
  • Mr Peter Byers                                         (Member since March 2015) *(2)
  • Mr Mark Cahill                                          (Member since January 2015)
  • Mr John Casey                                          (Member since March 2012) *(1)
  • Ms Doreen Delahunty                             (Member since March 2012) *(2)
  • Mr Danny Dunne – Chief Executive      (Member since March 2011)
  • Ms Susan Gilvarry                                   (Member since March 2015) *(3)
  • Ms Elaine Hanly                                       (Member since March 2012) *(3)
  • Mr Stephen Hone                                    (Member since March 2015)
  • Dr Dermot Kelly                                       (Member since March 2008)
  • Mr Hugh Kelly                                          (Member since March 2012) *(2)
  • Mr Dara Kilmartin                                   (Member since March 2012)
  • Dr Niall O’Cleirigh                                   (Member since March 2015) *(4)
  • Mr Declan O’Donoghue                         (Member since March 2015) *(1)
  • Mr Willie O’Reilly                                    (Member since March 2012) *(1)
  • Ms Ros O’Shea                                       (Member since March 2015) *(2)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • The Lord Mayor of Dublin – Ms Críona Ní Dhálaigh
  • Dublin City Councillor – Mr Ciaran O’Moore

In attendance:

  • Prof. Conor Murphy – Medical Director
  • Ms Sinead Buckley – Acting Director of Operations and Human Resources
  • Ms Elspeth Finlay –  Acting Director of Nursing
  • Mr Philip O’Connor – Interim Director of Finance and Organisation Services

* Denotes Member of the following committee

(1) Finance Committee (2) Audit and Risk Committee (3) Ethics and Medical Research Committee (4) ICT Strategic Committee

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