MFI meeting with the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU

 

MFI Chairperson, David Delaney, and Vice Chairperson, Padraic O’Brien addressed the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU on Tuesday (30th Oct 2021) at 1pm.

 

In his opening statement MFI Chairperson, David Delaney outlined to the Committee how the disruption to the supply of medicines in Northern Ireland as a result of Brexit could have a potentially negative effect on the availability of medicines and medical devices in Ireland. Vice Chairperson, Padraic O’Brien echoed these concerns and highlighted to the Committee the high level of preparation and hard work of MFI members to ensure the reliable supply of medicines to Ireland.

 

Throughout their engagement with Committee members, Mr Delaney and Mr O’Brien also stressed the importance of medicine supply chains being safeguarded and suggested a national medicines reserve be established in Ireland to protect patients against external shocks to the medicines supply chain such as Covid-19 or Brexit.

 

You can view the discussion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM9rGnTdAZM