Founded in 1956

Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

Upcoming events

63rd Session 2018-2019

    • Thursday, September 26, 2019

    Thursday, 26th September 2019 @ 7pm

    Programme Launch and Presentation followed by a Reception

    Kildare Street and University Club

    ‘Confusion, Capacity, Coercion: The Limits of Human Rights in Mental Health and Capacity’

    Professor Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry TCD and Author


    Thursday, 24th October 2019 @ 6pm

    Mountjoy Prison, Irish Prison Service, North Circular Road, Dublin 7.

    ‘Prison Life: Past and Present’

    Mr. Edward Mullins, Governor, Mountjoy Prison,

    'The Transformative Role of Education in Prison'

    Dr. Anne Costelloe, Head Teacher, CDETB Educational Service to the Prisons.

    NB : 6pm start to include tour of Prison & Museum.


    Wednesday, 27th November 2019 @ 7pm

    The Honorable Society of King’s Inns  

    ‘Murder Triangle – My New Neighbourhood’ 

    Professor Anthony Cunningham, Medical Director and 

    Acting Director of Clinical Governance, Galway Clinic


    December 2019 - No meeting


    Thursday, 16th January 2020 @ 7pm

    Kildare Street and University Club

    ‘Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board – A Personal Reflection and Panel Discussion

    Mr. Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill, Chairperson, Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board

    Board Members: Ms. Nora McGarry- Psychotherapist; Dr. Katherine Brown and Dr. Elizabeth Walsh-Consultant Psychiatrists


    Saturday, 15th February 2020

    Medico-Legal Society Academic Day 2020 

    The Honorable Society of King’s Inns 

    (Programme to follow)


    Thursday, 19th March 2020 @ 7pm

    Kildare Street and University Club

    ‘From Carpet Bombing to Sniper Fire:Genomics to Precision Cancer Care in Children and Adolescents’

    Prof.Owen Patrick Smith CBE

    Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine UCDAcademic Lead, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI);

    Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, CHI at CrumlinNational Clinical Lead for Children, Adolescent & Young Adult Cancers, NCCP


    Saturday, 23rd May 2020 

    Annual Maytime Gala Dinner(Black-tie)

    Kildare Street and University Club


    Thursday, 18th June 2020 

      Annual General Meeting of the Society & CPD Lecture

    The Honorable Society of King’s Inns 

    ‘WardshipA Medico-Legal Perspective’

    Ms. Olive Doyle, Partner, Byrne Wallace Solicitors

    Lecture@ 6.30pm followed by AGM and Reception  



Thursday, June 20, 2019 CPD/ICGP Lecture followed by Annual General Meeting with Reception afterwards. Title: 'Wards of Court & the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015' Ms. Aine Hynes, Partner, St. John's Solicitors
Saturday, May 18, 2019 The Medico-Legal Society of Ireland Annual Maytime Gala Dinner
Thursday, May 02, 2019 CPD/ICGP Event. Presidential Address, Ms. Liz Doyle Fleming, President, Medico-Legal Society of Ireland
Thursday, March 21, 2019 John Hearne: The Unsung Architect of the Constitution of Ireland, 1937
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Medico-Legal Society of Ireland Annual Academic Day - Cyberspace: A New Frontier for Medicine and Law
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Standards in Mental Health
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Dr John Hillery: From the President’s chair - ‘Psychiatry and Society’ (followed by AGM)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Medico-Legal Society Annual Maytime Gala Dinner
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Ms Margaret O'Donnell MB FRCSI FRCSI (Plast): Consultant Plastic Surgeon. Plastic Surgery: Standards, Competencies and Registration
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Brian Spierin SC: Testamentary Capacity - Prevention and Cure
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Medico-Legal Society Annual Academic Day 2018
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Ruadhan MacCormaic: The Supreme Court - Law, Politics, and the Role of the Judiciary
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Inge Clissmann SC: New Families - Recent changes to family law in Ireland
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Prof Denis Cusack: New Intoxicant Driving Laws - Cause for fear, confusion, reassurance or celebration?
Thursday, June 08, 2017 AGM & Occupational Medicine: ‘The Practitioner’s Perspective’
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Occupational Health Law & Human Resources: 'Confidentiality, Public Safety & Conflicts of Interest'
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Confidentiality in Medicine: ‘A Barrier to Communication?’
Saturday, February 04, 2017 Medicine and Law: The Coroner's Inquiry and Reform - 'What you need to know'
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Presidential Address - Prof Denis Cusack
Thursday, September 22, 2016 CPD lecture and Programme Launch & Reception
Thursday, July 07, 2016 Council meeting 7th July 2016
Saturday, August 08, 2015 Programme for the 60th Session 2015 - 2016
Friday, August 08, 2014 Programme for the 59th Session 2014 - 2015
Thursday, August 08, 2013 Programme for the 58th Session 2013 - 2014
Monday, October 08, 2012 Programme for the 57th Session 2012 - 2013
Friday, October 28, 2011 Programme for the 56th Session 2011 - 2012
Thursday, October 28, 2010 Programme for the 55th Session: 2010 - 2011
Thursday, October 29, 2009 Programme for the 54th Session: 2009 - 2010
Saturday, January 24, 2009 First Joint meeting 2009
Thursday, October 23, 2008 2008 and 2009
Saturday, May 10, 2008 The Annual May Dinner 2008
Monday, October 01, 2007 2007 - 2008
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