College Press Statements 2024

External Affairs & Policy

Here you will find our mission and objectives, learn about External Affairs & Policy, our team and how we work.

CPsychI response to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Assisted Dying – We can do better

The recommendation of a report by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Assisted Dying to introduce both assisted suicide and euthanasia for people with terminal illnesses and between six and 12 months to live will have significant ramifications for palliative and end of life care in Ireland, and for the most vulnerable in our society.

CPsychI President: Prolonged funding shortfall is ‘detrimental’ for Irish patients

The President of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has said that the Government’s perennial inability to sufficiently fund psychiatric doctors in training has been and will continue to be “detrimental” for patients and has had a major knock-on effect on all mental health services in Ireland.

Second College statement on violence in the Middle East

The College is appalled and distressed at the accelerating, unfathomable conflict and violence in the Middle East, the increasing loss of human lives and the intensification of horrific effect on innocent civilians.

College meeting with Minister of State for Mental Health, Mary Butler, TD

President, Dr Lorcan Martin and Manager of Communications, External Affairs & Policy, Andrea Ryder, met with Minister of State for Mental Health, Mary Butler, in Leinster House.

College welcomes Forensic Psychiatrist Prof Gautam Gulati Election to European Committee for Prevention of Torture

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland welcomes the election of specialist consultant forensic psychiatrist, and college member, Professor Gautam Gulati, as Ireland’s member at the Council of Europe (CoE) Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).