Following a Public Service Appointments (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following as non-professional members of the Radiographers Registration Board from 7 May 2020 to 23 January 2024:
Mr Dermot Manning
Mr Manning is a practising barrister who has built up an extensive practice in many different areas of law, including asylum and immigration law, judicial review, employment law and tort law. Mr Manning has a Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the School of Business in UCD. Mr Manning graduated with a Barrister-At-Law Degree from Kings Inns in 1992 and was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1999. Mr Manning has also recently obtained a Professional Certificate in Corporate Governance from the Institute of Public Administration, Dublin.
From 2001 to 2013 Mr Manning worked as the assistant editor of the Irish Reports, the official law Reports of Ireland, and was Editor from 2013 to 2017. Mr Manning has been a Chairperson of the Mental Health Tribunals since their establishment in 2006, and was recently reappointed for a further three year term.
In 2013 he was appointed to the Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland as a public interest representative. He currently chairs the Registration Sub-Committee of the Board, and is a member of the Education, Training and Standards Sub-Committee.
Mr Manning served as the President of the Medico Legal Society of Ireland from 2009 to 2011, a society which seeks to improve communication and knowledge within the medical and legal professions in Ireland. He is currently the Honorary Auditor of the Society.
Mr Rónan Quirke
Mr Quirke is a pharmacist who both practises and lectures in pharmacy. Mr Quirke was awarded his primary degree in 1993 from the University of Bradford and completed his MSc in Clinical Pharmacy in 1996. Mr Quirke graduated with an M.Ed in Clinical Pharmacy Teaching from the University of Leeds in 2004. He is currently superintendent pharmacist of a busy pharmacy in Tipperary where he is responsible for the training of postgraduate pharmacy interns. In addition to this work, he is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy University College Cork and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Trinity College.
Prior to his current role, Mr Quirke worked as a pharmacist in hospital settings, as Chief II Pharmacist in Tallaght University Hospital from 1996 to 2000 and resident pharmacist at St James’s Hospital before that. Mr Quirke has been very involved with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, having served as Vice President and President of the Society. Mr Quirke is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Human Medicines for the Health Products Regulatory Authority and is a member of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the Medical Council.
On the nomination of the Minister for Education and Skills, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has reappointed the following as a non-professional member of the Radiographers Registration Board from 7 May 2020 to 23 January 2024:
Dr Cliona McGovern
Dr McGovern is a Head of Subject in Legal Medicine in UCD where she lectures to undergraduate medical, radiography, and physiotherapy students on aspects of forensic and legal medicine, medical ethics and professionalism. Dr McGovern also lectures on the graduate programme in Legal Medicine in Healthcare Risk Management & Quality. She is the principal examiner for the aforementioned undergraduate students for the associated modules and is a supervisor for a number of students in the MSc in Healthcare Risk Management & Quality. Dr McGovern is also the Chair of UCD’s Human Sciences Research Ethics Committee.
Dr McGovern has published both nationally and internationally on medical law and ethics, suicides, road traffic collisions, coronial data, fitness to practice issues, and is co-author of the book Simpson’s Forensic Medicine (Irish version).
Dr McGovern holds a PhD in Coroners’ Law and Death Investigation from the Department of Law in the University of Sheffield. She also holds a Professional Diploma in University Teaching & Learning, an MA in the Medico-Ethical Aspects of the Diagnosis of Brain Death from University College Dublin (UCD) and BA from UCD. She is also a lay advisor to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and for the UK Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians, she is the ethical advisor to the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee.