The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) is governed by its Council, which is composed of elected and co-opted members of the Society.

The election process is governed by the PSI Memorandums and Articles of Association, which clearly state the terms of office and the process of election.


Role of Council:

The key role of the PSI Council is to identify and direct policy of the PSI and to represent its members.


The responsibilities of the Council include:

  • To collectively represent members and to act in the best interest of the members;
  • To ensure good governance and to adhere to current legislative and financial obligations under the Companies Acts;
  • To develop and maintain policies in relation to psychologists in Ireland;
  • To further the aims and objectives of the Society in-keeping with the Memorandums and Articles and the PSI Strategic Plan;
  • To hold regular meetings and to act as the strategic decision-making body for the Society.


To contact the PSI President please email 


Council Members 2019


President Ian O' Grady
Past President Brendan O'Connell
President Elect Mark Smyth
Honorary Secretary Vincent McDarby
Honorary Treasurer Maria Dempsey
Membership Secretary  Megan Gaffney
Ordinary Members

Aidan Corr
Ciara Keogh
Michael Stoker
Mitchel Fleming
Olivia Hurley

Student Rep

Dean McDonnell