A Loughrea man is the new president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, the pharmacy regulator.
Eoghan Hanly was previously the vice president of the organisation. He graduated from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 1995 with a degree in pharmacy.
Since 1996 he has practised as a pharmacist in his family’s pharmacy in Loughrea which was established by his grandfather, PJ Killian in 1940.
The new vice president is another west of Ireland based man. Noel Stenson is originally from Longford and studied pharmacy in Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen. He returned to Ireland in August 1991 to take over a community pharmacy practice on Achill Island, Co Mayo and has practiced there since.
He has completed postgraduate MSc Studies in clinical pharmacy in Trinity College, Dublin (2004 ) and healthcare management (pharmacy ) at the Institute of Leadership and Healthcare Management, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2010 ). He has been actively involved in postgraduate continuing education for pharmacists since 2002 and is also the current chairperson of his local HSE primary care team.
The PSI has also announced changes to its council. The following pharmacists have been appointed (or re-appointed ) following the election process earlier this year: Nicola Cantwell, Richard Collis, Georgina Ann Frankish, Eoghan Hanly and Conor Phelan.