Healthy Ireland Council

A multi-stakeholder national forum

The Healthy Ireland Council

Chaired by Keith Wood, the Council is a multi-stakeholder national forum which will provide the platform to connect and mobilise communities, families and individuals into a national movement with one aim: supporting everyone to enjoy the best possible health and wellbeing.

The Council is established for an initial 3-year period and comprises 35 members from a wide range of sectors including the health sector, academia, older people, sport, non-government organisations, media, youth and diversity. They are recognised leaders and influencers in their respective fields who have a genuine passion for health and wellbeing. President Michael D. Higgins is the Patron of the Healthy Ireland Council.

The full membership of the Healthy Ireland Council is listed below. More information on the Healthy Ireland Council, including meeting minutes and the Council Action Plan, are available here.

Keith Wood (Chair)

Former Rugby International

Ms Inez Bailey

Director of the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)

nala.ie

Ms Suzanne Costello

CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland

alcoholireland.ie

Ms Sharon Cosgrove

CEO of the Asthma Society

asthma.ie

Dr Catherine Darker

Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, Trinity College Dublin

tcd.ie

Ms Ronnie Fay

Executive Director of Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre

paveepoint.ie

Ms Richelle Flanagan

Board Member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI)

indi.ie

Prof. Mary Flynn

Chief Specialist in Public Health Nutrition at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland

fsai.ie

Mr Tony Geoghegan

Chief Executive of Merchants Quay Ireland

mqi.ie

Ms Phil Goodman

Founder of the “Young at Heart Douglas Senior Citizens” group

Ms Aoife Hearne

Member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute

indi.ie

Dr Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health

health.gov.ie

Dr Jacky Jones

Contributor to The Irish Times Health and Family Supplement

Ms Maureen Kavanagh

CEO of Active Retirement

activeirl.ie

Ms Paula King

Director of the Mental Health and Well Being Diploma in Coaching

Ms Olive Loughnane

Former Olympic Athlete

Ms Amanda McCloat

Head of Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College

stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Mr John McCormack

CEO of the Irish Cancer Society

cancer.ie

Dr Shari McDaid

Director of Mental Health Reform (MHR)

mentalhealthreform.ie

Ms Christine Moloney

CEO of Ireland Active

irelandactive.ie

Mr Tony O’Brien

Director General of the Health Service Executive

hse.ie

Ms Sarah O’Connor

Head of Sport, WHPR

wilsonhartnell.ie

Dr Mareesa O’Dwyer

Research Officer at Early Childhood Ireland

earlychildhood
ireland.ie

Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe

National Director of Health and Wellbeing in the HSE

hse.ie

Dr Donal O’Shea

Professor of Medicine & Endocrinology, University College Dublin

ucd.ie

Mr Maurice Pratt

Chairman of Uniphar Plc

uniphar.ie

Ms Bernie Quillinan

Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick

ul.ie/nm

Mr Colin Regan

GAA Community & Health Manager

gaa.ie

Dr Mark Rowe

Founder of the Waterford Health Park

whp.ie

Ms Ruth Scott

Broadcaster on RTE 2fm

rte.ie/2fm

Mr Paul Sweeney

Chair of TASC’s Economists’ Network

tasc.ie

Mr Kealan Thompson

Volunteer with the Aisling Project

Mr Des Tomlinson

Football Association of Ireland’s Intercultural Football programme

fai.ie

Mr John Treacy

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland

irishsportscouncil.ie

Ms Mary Van Lieshout

Chairperson of Healthy Food for All

Agus í faoi chathaoirleacht ag Keith Wood, tá an Chomhairle ina fóram náisiúnta a nglacann roinnt páirtithe leasmhara éagsúla páirt inti. Tabharfaidh sí deis pobail, teaghlaigh agus daoine aonair a nascadh le chéile agus a ghríosú ina ngluaiseacht náisiúnta amháin nach mbeidh ach aidhm amháin aici: tacú le gach duine an tsláinte agus an fholláine is fearr agus is féidir a bheith acu.

Keith Wood (Chair)

Former Rugby International

Ms Inez Bailey

Director of the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)

nala.ie

Ms Suzanne Costello

CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland

alcoholireland.ie

Ms Sharon Cosgrove

CEO of the Asthma Society

asthma.ie

Dr Catherine Darker

Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, Trinity College Dublin

tcd.ie

Ms Ronnie Fay

Executive Director of Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre

paveepoint.ie

Ms Richelle Flanagan

Board Member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI)

indi.ie

Prof. Mary Flynn

Chief Specialist in Public Health Nutrition at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland

fsai.ie

Mr Tony Geoghegan

Chief Executive of Merchants Quay Ireland

mqi.ie

Ms Phil Goodman

Founder of the “Young at Heart Douglas Senior Citizens” group

Ms Aoife Hearne

Member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute

indi.ie

Dr Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health

health.gov.ie

Dr Jacky Jones

Contributor to The Irish Times Health and Family Supplement

Ms Maureen Kavanagh

CEO of Active Retirement

activeirl.ie

Ms Paula King

Director of the Mental Health and Well Being Diploma in Coaching

Ms Olive Loughnane

Former Olympic Athlete

Ms Amanda McCloat

Head of Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College

stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Mr John McCormack

CEO of the Irish Cancer Society

cancer.ie

Dr Shari McDaid

Director of Mental Health Reform (MHR)

mentalhealthreform.ie

Ms Christine Moloney

CEO of Ireland Active

irelandactive.ie

Mr Tony O’Brien

Director General of the Health Service Executive

hse.ie

Ms Sarah O’Connor

Head of Sport, WHPR

wilsonhartnell.ie

Dr Mareesa O’Dwyer

Research Officer at Early Childhood Ireland

earlychildhood
ireland.ie

Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe

National Director of Health and Wellbeing in the HSE

hse.ie

Dr Donal O’Shea

Professor of Medicine & Endocrinology, University College Dublin

ucd.ie

Mr Maurice Pratt

Chairman of Uniphar Plc

uniphar.ie

Ms Bernie Quillinan

Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick

ul.ie/nm

Mr Colin Regan

GAA Community & Health Manager

gaa.ie

Dr Mark Rowe

Founder of the Waterford Health Park

whp.ie

Ms Ruth Scott

Broadcaster on RTE 2fm

rte.ie/2fm

Mr Paul Sweeney

Chair of TASC’s Economists’ Network

tasc.ie

Mr Kealan Thompson

Volunteer with the Aisling Project

Mr Des Tomlinson

Football Association of Ireland’s Intercultural Football programme

fai.ie

Mr John Treacy

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland

irishsportscouncil.ie

Ms Mary Van Lieshout

Chairperson of Healthy Food for All