The recently published history of anaesthesia in Ireland entitled “Safety as We Watch” has been awarded the David M Little Prize by the Anesthesia History Association. This highly prestigious award is made to the best book in English on anaesthesia history each year. The authors Drs Declan Warde, Joseph Tracey and John Cahill expressed delight on learning of the award. The book provides a comprehensive account of the discipline of anaesthesia in Ireland from the first administration by John MacDonnell in 1847 until the establishment of the College of Anaesthetists

Our College community is deeply disturbed by the tragic events that continue to occur in Israel and Gaza. On behalf of our Fellows, Members, trainees and staff, I express our personally felt compassion and sympathy for all those affected. Our thoughts are with our health professional colleagues who work to care for those who have been harmed by violence, as well as by the wider humanitarian crisis. We recognise that a sustained effort will be required from the healthcare community to support and care for all those people and families who are

The 4th Franco-Irish Meeting of Regional Anaesthesia will take place in Necker Hospital Paris on December 1-2 2023. The Meeting is free for trainees and consultants might be asked to pay a small fee in Paris. Places for Saturday's workshop are limited, so please contact  Pascale ( or Dr. Branislav Mislovic  (  ) If you intend to come on Friday, please let them know too, so they know how many people are coming. You can see the preliminary program below.

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) is the post-graduate training body responsible for training in Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine in Ireland. The College, based in Merrion Square Dublin 2, wishes to appoint a  Senior Training Administrator for the Faculties of the College. Please click here (doc attached) for a full description of the role. Application by way of CV and an outline as to suitability for this post to Jennie Shiels, Training Manager –

The following candidates have been successful in the Membership MCAI MCQ -13 September 2023: 105427 108119 108977 109014 106216 108152 108987 109023 107742 108337 108990 109031 107847 108627 109002 109032 107849 108654 109003 200052 107873 108830 109006 200057 108046 108946 109012 200064 108089 108953 109013 200126