Department of Health State Boards Vacancies

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In accordance with the Government's recent decision, the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD,will be inviting expressions of interest from persons interested in being appointed to the boards of State Bodies and Agencies operating under the Department's aegis as vacancies arise.

In making any board appointments, the Minister will not necessarily be confined to those who make such expressions of interest but will ensure that all of those appointed have the relevant qualifications for the positions. In that respect, the Minister will have regard to the body or agency in question and its particular area of responsibility etc. as well as ensuring that the board members have an appropriate mix of skills and experience in such areas as corporate governance, legal expertise, financial expertise (with particular reference to audit capability and/or project assessment). The Minister may, from time to time, also decide not to fill all existing vacancies.

Persons being proposed for appointment as chairpersons of State Bodies/Agencies will be required to make themselves available to the appropriate Oireachtas committee to discuss the approach which they will take to their role as chairperson and their views about the future contribution of the body or Board in question and, following that discussion, decisions will be taken by the Minister or the Government, as appropriate, to confirm the nominee as chairperson.

In the case of a number of the bodies and agencies, board appointments, while made by the Minister, are not all made at the Minister's sole discretion and, instead, individuals are nominated for appointment by the Minister by various organisations, specified in the relevant statute.

The following table sets out the names of those bodies and agencies operating under the aegis of the Department of Health to which the Minister makes nominations/appointments. Vacancies will be advertised as they arise.

Body\Agency Relevant Legislation
Advisory Committee for Human Medicines (IMB)
Advisory Committee for Veterinary Medicines (IMB)
Advisory Committee for Medical Devices
Board of the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals
An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board)
Beaumont Hospital Board
The Opticians Board en/act/pub/0017/print.html
Consultative Council on Hepatitis C en/si/0339.html
Dental Council
Dublin Dental Hospital Board
Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Health and Social Care Professionals Council
Health Information and Quality Authority
Health Insurance Authority
Health Research Board
Health Service Executive
Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal
Irish Blood Transfusion Service
Irish Medicines Board
Leopardstown Park Hospital Board
Medical Council
Mental Health Commission
National Cancer Registry Board
National Haemophilia Council
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board
National Treatment Purchase Fund Board
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Social Workers Registration Board
St James’s Hospital Board
Voluntary Health Insurance Board