Dr. Paddy Halligan
Paddy graduated in Medicine in 1982 from UCD. Prior to this he completed 2 years in Veterinary Medicine winning a Sigerson medal in 1975. As a postgraduate he received the DCH (UCD), Licentiate in Midwifery (Rotunda) and DRCOG (London). He finished the Dublin Vocational Training Scheme in General Practice under Manné Berber in 1986 and was awarded MRCGP (Edinburgh). He has been a principal in general practice in Bailieborough for 32 years, setting up the Cottage Surgery.
In 1999 he completed a three year Masters in Medical Science in UCD and published a summary of his thesis in the British Journal of General Practice. He has been an associate lecturer in UCD since 2001 and is a trainer with the North Eastern Training scheme in General Practice since 2006. He has been involved in research into suicide for the past twenty years and has presented papers on mental health-related topics at ICGP study days and at WONCA, EURACT and International Scientific Psychology conferences in Europe.
Dr. Gavin Maguire
Dr Maguire studied Medicine at the University of Manchester and graduated in 1993. He worked in England, New Zealand and the Channel Islands and completed his General Practice Vocational Training in 1999. He moved and settled in Ireland in 2000 and has worked as a GP in Bailieborough in for the last 15 years. Affiliated to the Irish College of General Practitioners he is a Tutor for the UCD School of Medicine and a Trainer on the North Eastern Regional Training Scheme for General Practice. He has special interests in minor surgery, orthopaedic and sports medicine, female health and addiction services.