A conference with the dual themes of “Bioethics“ and “Acquired Infections“ was held to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Society on 7th October 2006. Hosted by the Attorney General, Rory Brady SC at Dublin Castle, the 120 delegates and guests present heard many eminent speakers on these topics and members of the audience contributed to the general discussion at the end of the formal sessions. The Gala Dinner that evening was enjoyed by 160 members and guests in the splendid surroundings of the State Apartments at Dublin Castle. The President of the Society, The Hon. Mr Justice Peter Kelly welcomed members and their guests including members of the Northern Ireland Medico-Legal Society.
Presentations were made to Dr. John Fleetwood, a founder member of the Society and the original “Editor of Debates“, to the Patron of the Society, Dr. Desmond McGrath, to the Society‘s Administrator (also Past President) Ms. Mary McMorrough Murphy BL and to our host at Dublin Castle, Attorney General, Rory Brady SC.
The First Joint meeting
The First Joint meeting of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Medico-Legal Society was held at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin on 24th January 2009, with the theme of “Medicine, Law and Human Rights“. Following the meeting , delegates were received by H.E. Mary McAleese, Uachtarain na hEireann at Aras an Uachtarain.