Here is the list of witnesses to appear at abortion hearings

first_imgFriday, 17 May9.30am – 11am: Policy – Overview of Heads of BillMinister James ReillyDr Ambrose McLoughlin, Secretary General at the Department of HealthDr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer11.15am – 1.45pm: Regulatory and Representative BodiesInstitute of Obstetricians & GynaecologistsIrish College of General PractitionersIrish Medical CouncilIrish Medical OrganisationRoyal College of Physicians of Ireland2.30pm – 5pm: Obstetric Care Facilities – Larger HospitalsDr Peter Boylan, National Maternity HospitalDr Sam Coulter-Smyth, Rotunda HospitalDr Rhona Mahony, Master, National Maternity Hospital5.15pm – 7.45pm: Obstetric Care Facilities – Other HospitalsDr Gerard Burke, Mid-Western Regional Maternity Hospital, LimerickDr Mary McCaffrey, Kerry General Hospital, TraleeDr Máire Milner, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, DroghedaDr John Monaghan, Portiuncula Hospital, BallinasloeMonday, 20 May9.30am – noon: Psychiatry and Perinatal PsychiatristsDr Anne Jeffers, Consultant Psychiatrist, College of Psychiatrists of IrelandDr Maeve Doyle, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, College of Psychiatrists of IrelandDr Joanne Fenton, Consultant Perinatal PsychiatristDr Anthony McCarthy, Consultant Perinatal PsychiatristDr John Sheehan, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist12.15pm – 2.45 pm: PsychiatryDr Yolande Ferguson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tallaght HospitalDr Peadar O’Grady, Consultant Child & Adolescent PsychiatristProf Veronica O’Keane, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tallaght Hospital & TCDDr Eamonn Moloney, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cork University Hospital3.30pm – 6pm: PsychiatryProf Kevin Malone, Consultant Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s University Hospital & UCDDr Bernie McCabe, Consultant Psychiatrist, Navan HospitalDr Jacqueline Montwill, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mayo Mental Health ServiceDr Sean O’Domhnaill, Consultant Psychiatrist6.15pm – 8.45 pm: Other Medical SpecialtiesClaire Mahon, President, Irish Nurses & Midwives OrganisationJohn Saunders, Chair, Mental Health CommissionDr Kevin Walsh, Consultant Cardiologist, Crumlin & Mater Misericordiae HospitalDr Janice Walshe, Consultant Medical Oncologist, St. Vincent’s University Hospital Tuesday, 21 May9.30am – noon: Medical LawPaul Brady, Barrister at LawSimon Mills, Barrister at LawTony O’Connor, SCCaroline Simons, Solicitor12.15pm – 2.45pm: Constitutional LawProfessor William Binchy, Barrister at Law, Trinity College DublinDr Maria Cahill, University College CorkFrank Callanan, SCJustice Catherine McGuinness, retired Supreme Court Judge3.30pm – 6pm: Medical EthicsCiaran Craven, Barrister at LawDr Ruth Fletcher, Keele UniversitySunniva McDonagh, SC6.15pm – 8.45pm: Members Times/Closing StatementsMinister of State, Alex WhiteProceedings can be watched live on UPC Channel 207 and online at the Oireachtas website. They will also be streamed live on’s what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearingsRevealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals THE OIREACHTAS HEALTH Committee has finalised its list of witnesses for three days of hearings on proposed abortion legislation.The public proceedings on the 17, 20 and 21 May will discuss the Heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 with medical and legal experts, as well as members of the administration.Unlike the committee’s previous hearings, chaired by Jerry Buttimer, there will be few representatives from advocacy or religious groups giving evidence.Buttimer described the proceedings as “pre-legislative scrutiny” of the heads of bill. He noted that the committee will also examine written submissions from interested parties, as well as hearing from invited experts from the medical, psychiatry and legal fields. He said he regrets that all requests could not be accommodated.“As a committee, we hope that the debate is conducted in a temperate and moderate fashion, and that the hearings make a considered contribution to the shaping of this significant piece of legislation,” he added.The following individuals and organisations are scheduled to appear in the Seanad:last_img

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