Regional development continues to be an exciting process in our evolution as an association. Meetings have been held in all regions of Ireland now, and a number of Regional Contact People have volunteered to support and organise regional activity amongst members within the various regions. Regular regional meetings have taken place around the country in which much lively and interesting discussion has taken place which have principally focused on issues within the IAHIP; our status as an association within the profession itself; and our profile as a professional body within the wider framework of medical/legal etc. structures.
As well as this, regional groups have been organising events which have been of support and professional development to members, including talks, workshops, hillwalking days, study groups etc. These have been well attended and the feedback has been positive. More events are in the pipeline. Invitational emails are sent to regional members, as well as our website and the LinkedIn IAHIP Members’ Forum being regularly updated with news of regional activity.
There are nine regional groups in Ireland, which include:
- Ulster: Tyrone, Armagh, Antrim, Down, Derry, Donegal, Fermanagh, Cavan, Monaghan
- Mid West: Limerick, Clare, South Tipperary
- South: Cork, Kerry
- North Connacht: Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim
- South Connacht: Galway, Roscommon
- Midlands: Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, North Tipperary
- South-East: Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow, South Wicklow
- Dublin Centre & North, Dublin South: these two regional groups in the east of the country incorporate Greater Dublin area, Louth, North Wicklow, Kildare
If you are interested in becoming active in your region or have ideas for regional activity and events in your area, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org