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Former Dundalk GP accused of not complying with Medical Council conditions

Former Dundalk GP accused of not complying with Medical Council conditions

A former local GP is facing a Medical Council inquiry today into allegations that he failed to comply with conditions attached to him remaining on the register.

The three conditions were imposed on Dr James (Seamus) Cassidy during a previous inquiry in 2016 and these conditions were confirmed by the High Court. One of those conditions was that he complete an alcohol awareness programme.

Dr Cassidy

Dr Cassidy is a former Tyrone GAA team doctor, who had a practice on the Avenue Road in Dundalk.

According to RTÉ, the Dundalk GP had committed to bring his continuing professional development obligations up to date and that he would meet with a nominated person, on a regular basis for two years, to discuss his progress in compliance with all three conditions.

A previous Medical Council inquiry in March 2016 found Dr Cassidy guilty of two counts of professional misconduct. The misconduct findings related to a road traffic offence.

Dr Cassidy told the inquiry in 2016 that he failed to declare to the Council in May 2009 that he was convicted of drink driving in Northern Ireland.

Dr Cassidy is not represented at the inquiry today and is not in attendance.

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