The video below, as well as other videos from the PSI, can also be viewed on the Society's YouTube channel


Address from Dr Vincent McDarby, PSI President for 2022

PSI Chartered Member Dr Vincent McDarby becomes the 52nd Society President in taking on the role from 01 January 2022. In November 2021, at the online PSI Annual Conference, Vincent delivered his President's Address. You can watch Vincent’s full address below, in which he is introduced by 2021 PSI President Dr Megan Gaffney.


Address from Dr Megan Gaffney, PSI President for 2021

PSI Chartered Member Dr Megan Gaffney took up the role of Society President for 2021 on 01 January. In November 2020, at the online PSI Annual Conference, Megan gave her presidential address. You can watch Megan’s full address below.


50 Years of Psychological Research in Ireland

In advance of the Society’s 50th Anniversary, the PSI Science & Public Policy Committee (SPPC) developed a proposal to mark the anniversary by carrying out an analysis of psychological research conducted on the island of Ireland during the Society’s history. To support the dissemination of the learning from this project, the SPPC worked with the Sixsem production company to create an animated video.


PSI Annual Conference Keynote Speaker – Dr Ahmed Hankir

For the first time in the Society's 50-year history, this year saw the PSI Annual Conference go online! On Friday 20 November 2020, Dr Ahmed Hankir gave an incredibly gripping and compelling keynote address entitled The Wounded Healer: Expert by Personal and Professional Experience Embracing Vulnerability. He discussed the stigma and shame attached to psychological problems in mental healthcare professionals. Through engaging and powerful storytelling, and infectious enthusiasm, Dr Ahmed Hankir spoke about his recovery journey from 'suicidal service user with mental illness' to 'Royal College of Psychiatrists award winning doctor’.


PSI 50th Anniversary Documentary

To mark 50 years of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), the Society commissioned a documentary to be produced. It was planned to officially screen the documentary in May 2020, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic the screening was postponed. It is hoped to have a gala screening of the documentary in 2021, but until then we hope you enjoy the official trailer.


Address from Mark Smyth, PSI President for 2020

PSI Chartered Member Mark Smyth took up the role of Society President for 2020 on 01 January. In November 2019, at the PSI Annual Conference in Kilkenny, Mark gave his presidential address. You can watch Mark's full address below.


PSI Annual Conference Keynote Speaker - Vicky Phelan 

At the 2019 PSI Annual Conference in Kilkenny, Vicky Phelan gave an extremely moving and powerful keynote address entitled My personal experience of multiple traumas and the psychological impact on me and my family. She discussed how she and her family have dealt with not only her cancer diagnosis, but also her daughter's condition. In managing a cancer diagnosis or dealing with a sick child, Vicky outlined five things of importance:

  • support from family and friends;
  • support from medical professionals;
  • access to a support group;
  • psychological support;
  • time.

You can watch Vicky's keynote address in full below.



Gaming Addiction with Ireland AM

The World Health Organisation has voted to recognise gaming addiction as an official disease. What does that mean and is it the right move?  President Elect of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Mark Smyth, joined Karen Koster on Virgin Media One's Ireland AM (Wednesday 29 May 2019) to discuss. 


PSI public lecture - Children's personal data and privacy online: it's neither personal nor private

Prof. Sonia Livingstone OBE

In February 2019, the Psychological Society of Ireland was honoured to welcome Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE to Dublin, to present a free public lecture entitled Children's personal data and privacy online: it’s neither personal nor private. The recording of this event can be watched below. To view/download the slides from Prof. Livingstone's lecture please click here


Video of 2017 PSI Pre-AGM talk

Ginny Hanrahan, CORU

PSI welcomed Ms Ginny Hanrahan, CEO of CORU, on 30 September 2017, for a pre-AGM talk entitled Statutory Regulation for Psychologists. Click here to view