Section President: Dr. Eric Roche

Section Secretary: Dr. Eric Kelleher

Section Council Members: Prof. Mary Cannon; Prof. David Cotter

Representative on General Council:

At a General Council meeting of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland held on Friday, 24th November 1967 it was announced that an application for the formation of a fourteenth Section of the Academy in Psychiatry is likely to be made. A memorial, signed by thirty-nine Psychiatrists, requesting the General Council to consent to the formation of a Psychiatric Section of the Academy was discussed and agreed to, this being within the power of the General Council.  The election of a Sectional Council must await a General meeting and accordingly, it was further agreed that a working party should represent the interests of the new Section until the date of the Annual General Meeting early in October of 1968.

The first BST/HST Competitions were held in 2018. Winners of both Competitions follow:

BST Competition

2020   Anna McIntyre

2019    Eimear McMahon

2018     Aoife O’Callaghan


HST Competition

2020   Martha Finnegan

2019    Mary Scriven

2018     David Mongan


Recipients of Medals in RAMI Section of Psychiatry Senior Registrar’s Prize                                                

2007   A. Lynch

2005   O. Buckley

2004   L. Browne

2003     L. Gallagher

2002     A. Denihan

2001     P. Scully

1999     S. Brown

1998     M. Cosgrave

1997     G. Swanwick

1996     C. Mulholland

1995     A. Lane

1994     E. Keenan

1993     M. Gannon

1991     P. Buckley


Recipients of Medals in RAMI Section of Psychiatry  Registrar’s                                                  

2013     D. J. Lundon

2008     K. O’Loughlin/ F. Sundram

2007     A. Lynch

2005     S. O’Brien

2004     F. Toal

2003     L. Spelman

2002     A. Meaney

2001     A. Curley

1999     E. Kenny

1998     A. Denihan

1997     B. Smyth

1996     P. Scully

1995     S. Brown

1994     G. Swanwick

1993     D. Cotter

1992     M. Cannon

1991     A. M. O’Dwyer

1990     R. Blennerhasset

1989     D. Walsh

1988     A. O’Donovan

1987     C. Lucey   

Psychiatry Section HST & BST Competitions, Thursday 2nd December 2021

PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS                                          

Proceedings of the Psychiatry Section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) and the Faculty of Academic Psychiatry of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, BST and HST competition. Venue: Lecture Theatre, RCPI, 6, Kildare Street Dublin 2 on Thursday 24th May 2018.


RAMI Research Awards 2022_Monday 25th September 2023

25/09/2023 7:00pm in RCSI, 123, St Stephen Green, Dublin 2

RAMI Research Awards 2021 Winners_Tuesday 7th June 2022

07/06/2022 6:00pm in Royal College of Physicians of Ireland


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