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The Medical Council election for six medical elected representatives to sit on the council is currently underway. The nomination process has come to an end and voting for the nominees will remain open until 12 noon on 21st March, 2018. All registered doctors are now invited to vote via their account portal on www.medicalcouncil.ie.

The regulatory body for doctors has a statutory role in protecting the public by promoting the highest professional standards amongst doctors practising in the Republic of Ireland and is made up by a majority of non-medical members.

The 25 member Council consists of 13 non-medical members and 12 medical members; of whom are elected by registered medical practitioners, while six are appointed by the Minister for Health, one being nominated by the Minister for Education, and the remaining 13 are appointed by a number of nominating bodies.

Voting is open for the following candidates in the following categories:

One registered medical practitioner, not falling within any of the other categories

o   Dr Roy Mark Browne (012635)

o   Dr Malachy Gerard Coleman (003464)

o   Dr Eleanor Mary Corcoran (003617)

o   Dr Marcus de Brun (128888)

o   Dr Cormac Duff (417089)

o   Dr Sumi Dunne (023439)

o   Dr Shane O’Hanlon (188795)

o   Dr Sohail Rasool (016781)

o   Dr Dawar Mahmood Siddiqi (018116)

One medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to obstetrics and gynaecology

o   Dr Mary Catherine Doyle (004345)

o   Dr Aoife Mullally (023115)

One medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to anaesthesia

o   Dr Suzanne Crowe (019051)

o   Dr Eleanor O’Leary (000778)

o   Professor Ellen Patricia O’Sullivan (017468)

One medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to public health medicine

o   Dr Anthony Breslin (011124)

o   Dr Paul Quigley (002191)

One registered medical practitioner, not being a consultant, practising medicine in a hospital

o   Dr Tashfeen Siddiq Ali (402150)

o   Dr Eamon Francis (371688)

o   Dr Michael Ita (407576)

o   Dr Erica Maguire (411015)

Dr Thomas Crotty, (009645) being a medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to pathology or radiology, having been the only candidate nominated in this category, the returning officer has deemed Dr Crotty elected to the Medical Council, subject to appointment by the Minister for Health.