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Optical Registration Board - Notice of Candidates Validly Nominated

ELECTION OF MEMBERS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE OPTICAL REGISTRATION BOARD (S.I. No. 438 of 2017)

RETURNING OFFICER'S DECLARATION

Notice of election of members for appointment to the Optical Registration Board and request for nomination of candidates for 3 electoral categories was published in the Irish Times newspaper and on the website of www.coru.ie.

The closing date for receipt of nominations was 12 noon on Monday 16 January 2023.

The following candidates have been declared validly nominated and declared as a candidate for election in their respective categories below.

Candidates for Category 1B: Registrant who is engaged in the practice of the profession (Dispensing Optician)

Name: Jillian Flaherty

Registration No: DO013919

County of Practice: Cork 

As the number of candidates (one) equals the number of vacancies (one), the candidate is elected in electoral category 1B.

The name of this candidate will be submitted to the Minister for appointment to the Optical Registration Board as a member engaged in the practice of the profession (Dispensing Optician).

 

Candidates for Category 2: Registrant who is engaged in the management of services provided by the profession of Optometry

Name: John Paul Odigbo

Registration No: OP033161

County of Practice: Mayo

As the number of candidates (one) equals the number of vacancies (one), the candidate is elected in electoral category 2.

The name of this candidate will be submitted to the Minister for appointment to the Optical Registration Board as a member engaged in the management of services of the profession.

 

Candidates for Category 3: Registrant engaged in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession of Optometry

Name: Matilda Biba

Registration No: OP025954

County of Practice: Dublin 7

Name: Declan John Hovenden

Registration No: OP013314

County of Practice: Dublin 7

 

The Returning Officer formally declares that as the number of candidates (two) is in excess of the number of vacancies (one), that a poll shall be held in respect of electoral Category 3.

The closing date for receipt of ballot papers is 5pm on Monday 20 February 2023.

Details of each candidate validly nominated and the names of the registrants who proposed and supported the nominations are available here. You can also read more information about each candidate here.

Ginny Hanrahan

Returning Officer

17 January 2023