TB Advisory Committee

The Committee published its Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Ireland in 2010.

Terms of Reference
1. To review the guidance on prevention and control of Tuberculosis in Ireland including: 

  • Surveillance
  • Screening
  • Preventive Therapy
  • Clinical Management
  • Laboratory Diagnosis
  • BCG vaccination
  • HIV infection and Tuberculosis 

2. To review the epidemiology of Tuberculosis and provide advice as required to the RCPI immunisation committee on the use of vaccines to prevent cases of tuberculosis.

3. To act as a source of expert advice on Tuberculosis when required to make interim recommendations.


Dr Darina O'Flanagan
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (Chair)

Dr Colette Bonner
Department of Health and Children

Dr Eamon Breatnach
RCPI Faculty of Radiology

Dr Karina Butler
RCPI Faculty of Paediatrics

Dr Fiona Donnelly
RCPI Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Ms Margaret Fitzgibbon
Academy of Medical Laboratory Science

Dr Catherine Fleming
Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, University College Galway

Dr JJ Gilmartin
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway

Ms Margaret Good
Department of Agriculture & Food

Dr Margaret Hannan
Consultant Microbiologist, Mater Hospital

Dr Joseph Keane
Consultant Respiratory Physician, St James' Hospital

Dr Brendan Keogh
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Mater Hospital

Dr David Lyons
Irish Medicines Board

Dr Timothy McDonnell
Irish Thoracic Society

Dr Joan O'Donnell
Health Protection Surveillance Centre

Ms Ann O'Reilly-French
Infection Prevention Society
Dr Margaret O'Sullivan
RCPI Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Dr Heidi Pelly
CEO Representative

Dr Thomas Rogers
RCPI Faculty of Pathology

Last updated: 27 March 2012