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Fitness to Practise Committee (2011) considers complaints referred by the PPC

The Fitness to Practise Committee (FPC) is a statutory committee of the Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), established under the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011. This committee considers complaints which are referred to it by the Preliminary Proceedings Committee (PPC).

According to the Act, the FPC must be comprised as follows:

  • At least one third of the FPC members must be members of the Board.
  • The chairperson must be a member of the Board.
  • The majority of the FPC members may not be or may not have been registered nurses or midwives in this State or any other jurisdiction.

The FPC (Nurses and Midwives Act, 2011) consists of 33 members, of whom 11 are Board members and 22 are not. They are as follows:

Board members

  • Denise Lawler, Chair (midwife)
  • Karen Canning, Vice-Chair (nurse)
  • Mark Blake-Knox (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Lorraine Clarke-Bishop (nurse)
  • Pat Dolan (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Liam Hamill (nurse)
  • Louise Kavanagh McBride (nurse)
  • Eileen Kelly (nurse)
  • Liam Minihan (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Colm O'Herlihy (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Laura Sahm (non-nurse/midwife)


Non-Board members

  • Mary Barrett (nurse)
  • Valerie Beatty (non-nurse / midwife)
  • Ada Bradbury (non-nurse / midwife)
  • James Buckley (non-nurse / midwife)
  • Triona Cowman (midwife)
  • Eileen Flynn (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Richard Hammond (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Juliana Henry (midwife)
  • Dermott Jewell (non-nurse / midwife)
  • Mark Kane (non-nurse / midwife)
  • Stephen Kealy (non-nurse / midwife)
  • Jill Long (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Cindy Mackie (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Shane McCarthy (non-nurse / midwife)
  • Martin McNamara (nurse)
  • Cathriona Molloy (non-nurse / midwife)
  • Michele Monahan (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Kathryn Muldoon (midwife)
  • Amanda Phelan (nurse)
  • Sara Phelan (non-nurse/midwife)
  • Margaret Philbin (midwife)
  • Emma Prendergast (non-nurse/midwife)

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