Information about Registration

A doctor wishing to practise medicine in the Republic of Ireland must register with the Medical Council. It is an offence to practise within the State while unregistered, with the exception of administering first aid or visiting European Economic Area (EEA) registered doctors attending in an emergency.

Employers should ensure that doctors' registration status is suitable to their post, and that a doctor has registration in one of the categories listed below:

Registration Certificates

Employers should also ensure that a doctor's registration is up-to-date. Doctors must retain registration on an annual basis and the Medical Council issues annual certificates of registration to all doctors on the register.