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In Memory of Jim Mc Dermott

After the Christmas break, Jim Mc Dermott, a dedicated member of staff sadly passed away. It is one of the privileges of our professional careers that we had the opportunity to both work with and become firm friends with Jim Mc Dermott.

Jim joined the Medical Council in 2001 as Head of Operations and ICT. Over the last 16 years Jim made a significant contribution to the organisation not only in his own area of expertise but also on a number of cross organisational projects and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Jim led on a number of key projects and initiatives for the Medical Council including:-

  • The development of the first website for the Medical Council
  • The development of the online “Portal” facility for doctors
  • Project manager for the relocation of the office accommodation from Lynn House in Rathmines to our current location in Kingram House
  • Project Manager for the implementation of the new registration database (NICS) project
  • Design and implementation of the Fixed Assets Tagging System
  • Development of the Electronic Requisitioning system
  • Design and delivery of a Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Development of the organisational ICT Strategy  

Of all of the projects Jim managed, he was particularly proud to have been instrumental in seamlessly moving the Medical Council’s operations from the previous Council building located in Rathmines to our office accommodation in Kingram House, Dublin 2. Following the move Jim said that:

“The concept of the fit out of the building is to express and retain the qualities of each different element; the quality and variety in scale of the spaces in the original part of Kingram House, and the openness and light in the contemporary element. ‘Closed’ offices have been replaced with a bright and airy open plan environment which aims to promote teamwork and communication whilst facilitating collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement in our resplendent new location.”

Jim Mc Dermott

We were privileged—indeed, favoured - to have known Jim, to have worked with him, to have shared time with him and, above all, to have had a glimpse of his kindness, generosity, and the goodwill he extended so graciously to all around him.

With fond regards and memories,

Lisa Molloy, Aoife Fitzsimons and William Kennedy on behalf of the staff of the Medical Council.