The 2017 winners have been announced

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists

Thank you to all our sponsors for their continued support

Meet our independent expert panel

The Irish Healthcare Awards prides itself on the credibility, transparency and inclusiveness of the judging process, which rightly sits at the heart of everything we do.

Some of the country’s most respected physicians, educators, patient advocates, medical journalists and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry ensure that these values are upheld throughout our final judging session, which will take place in September.

The overall ‘An Duais Mhór’ award is also selected at the end of the judging process and awarded to the overall outstanding person, project or organisation chosen from all of the individual categories.


Dr Dermot Power
Consultant Geriactrician
Mater Hospital
Dr Dermot Power is a consultant in geriatric medicine at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital. In addition, he is UCD Intern Network Coordinator and Director of Postgraduate Medical Education.    A graduate of medicine in UCD, Dr Power subsequently trained at the John Radcliffe Hospital and Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford and h...more
Dara Gantly
Irish Medical Times
Dara Gantly has been Editor of Irish Medical Times since 2010, having previously worked as Editor of Medicine Weekly. A graduate of UCD (1995) and Griffith College (’97), Dara is an award-winning journalist and regular contributor in the national media on Health matters. He has been individually recognised at the Irish Medical Media Awards on four consecutive occasions, receiving t...more
Dr Ellen O'Sullivan
Consultant Anaesthetist
St James's Hospital
Prof Ellen O’Sullivan is a graduate of University College Cork and trained in anaesthesia in the UK and John Hopkins University in the US. In 1999, she returned to Ireland to take up a post as a consultant anaesthetist at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. She is a Fellow both of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland and the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the UK.  Her c...more
Eoin McAtamney
The Pharmaceutical Managers’ Institute of Ireland
Eoin McAtamney is President of The PMI having assumed the role in July 2017. The PMI has more than 490 members who are all managers representing over 80 pharmaceutical companies in Ireland.  Eoin has diverse experience within the industry having held a number of sales, business development, and managerial roles both in Ireland and the United Kingdom, with experience in commerci...more
Dr Muiris Houston
Medical Journalist
The Irish Times
Dr Muiris Houston is an award-winning medical journalist and health analyst with The Irish Times and regular columnist with Irish Medical Times. A graduate of TCD (1985), Dr Houston is a GP and occupational physician, who especially values the stories patients tell about illness. He lectures on narrative medicine at NUI Galway and Trinity College Dublin, where he is adjunct assistant pro...more
Stephen McMahon
Irish Patients' Association
Mr Stephen McMahon is co-founder of the Irish Patients' Association, established in 2001 to keep the patient at the centre of the healthcare system. Mr McMahon has a wide business experience, having worked for 30 years for a multinational oil company. He has served as a Board member of the International Alliance of Patients Organisations (IAPO) and indeed was its interim CEO in 2014....more