Organisational structure

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund Society of Ireland is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 20001469).

Council Committee Members

Dr Andree Rochfort  MD, MRCGP  (Trustee)              

Dr Rochfort is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (1987). She is a staff member of the Irish College of General Practitioners since March 2000, as Director of the Doctors’ Health Programme and is the Irish national representative to the European Society for Quality and Safety in General Practice, EQuiP, since 2007. Andree is on the Board of the European Association for Physician Health ( ).  She joined this society in 2018.

Dr Kevin Mac Partlin MD, MRCGP (Chairperson for 2024)

Dr Mac Partlin graduated from UCD in 1971.  He worked in General Practice since 1976 and is now semi retired.   He is a member of the Irish College of General Practice.

Dr Tom Donnelly MD, MFOM, FRCPI  (Communications Officer & Trustee)

He is an Occupational Health Physician with the Irish Civil Service.  He joined the Society in 2018.

Dr Elizabeth Walsh MD

Dr Walsh is a Consultant Pyschiatrist in Galway University Hospital. She joined the Society in 2019.

Dr Stephen V Ryan MD, DCH DObst MICGP (Secretary & Trustee)

Dr Ryan is a graduate of UCD (1976). He was in General Practice in Rathmullan and Milford, Co Donegal from 1980-1987. He was principal in a General Practice at Kimmage Medical Centre, Dublin 12 from 1987-2016.  He was Chairman of the William Stokes Faculty ICGP 1996-1999 and on the Liason Committees of St James’ Hospital and The Coombe Women’s’ Hospital from 1996-1999.  Dr Ryan has been involved in RCSI in undergraduate teaching and examining since 1987 and continues to serve as an examiner in General Practice for them.  He joined this Society in 2021.

Dr Desmond Maguire MD MRCGP

Dr. Desie Maguire graduated from University College Dublin Medical School in 1984. He completed his General Practice training in 1989 and is registered in the Medical Council General Practice Specialist Division. He practiced Family Medicine at Manor Street Family Practice, in Dublin, between 1990 and 2020. He became a Council Committee Member of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund Society of Ireland in 2021.

Dr John Casey MD (Treasurer)

 Treasurer of the RMBFSI since September 2022

Dr Sarah Fitzgibbon MD

Dr Suzanne Crowe MD



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