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Official results of the election for appointment to the Medical Council released

(Please note: This statement is the only official statement that has been released or will be released by the Returning Officer to the media until further notice)

The counting process for the "Election of Registered Medical Practitioners for Appointment to the Medical Council under the provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007" was completed last Thursday, 1st May 2008, at 17:30. In accordance with the Regulations I have written to the Minister to inform her of the outcome in accordance with the Election Regulations referred to above. I have also written to the President of the Medical Council.

The results of the ballots were as follows:

In the category of "Election of medical practitioner registered, or able to be registered, in the Specialist Division in relation to anaesthesia":
Total poll: 2534
Spoiled Votes: 137
Total Valid Poll: 2397

The votes for the different candidates (in alphabetical order) were as follows:
Assaf, Richardson, Registration No: 02666 Total Votes: 747
Blunnie, William Patrick, Registration No: 02826 Total Votes: 551
Cunningham, Anthony John Andrew, Registration No: 03821 Total Votes: 1099

I have declared that Professor Anthony Cunningham, (Registration number 03821) was elected insofar as section 17(8)(b) of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 is concerned.

In the category of "Election of registered medical practitioner not falling within any of the descriptions of medical practitioner given in Parts 1 to 5":
Total poll: 2560
Spoiled Votes: 56
Total Valid Poll: 2504

The votes for the different candidates (in alphabetical order) were as follows:
Albastawisy, Gehad Mohamed Moustafa, Registration No: 18904 Total Votes: 264
Bury, Gerard Patrick, Registration No: 03148 Total Votes: 921
Hamilton, Lynda Elizabeth, Registration No: 05079 Total Votes: 388
Nolan, Peter Joseph Registration No: 00733 Total Votes: 199
O Domhnaill, Sean Ciaran, Registration No: 18615 Total Votes: 732

I have declared that Professor Gerard Bury, (Registration number 03148) was elected insofar as section 17(8)(f) of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 is concerned.

As previously declared, the nominees in the other categories who were returned unopposed are as follows:

  • in respect of a registered medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to obstetrics and gynaecology: Dr John Monaghan (Registration number 07062);
  • in respect of a registered medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to public health medicine: Dr Anne Clarke (Registration number 03436);
  • in respect of a registered medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to pathology or radiology: Dr Eamann Breatnach (Registration number 12115);
  • in respect of a registered medical practitioner, not being a consultant, practicing medicine in a hospital: Dr Pauline Kane (Registration number 225451).

This completes the election process under section 17(8) of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007.

John Lamont
Returning Officer
8th May 2008