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Dr Diarmaid O’ Connell

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Dr Diarmaid O’ Connell is an IRCC panel physician in Cork, Ireland

Clinic: Belvedere Surgery


About Dr. O'Connell

Graduated UCC medical school 1984 , did hospital and GP training scheme in Cork . Worked as a family physician in rural Canada 1989 – 91. Worked in China and the Middle East before joining his wife in practice in Douglas in 1993.

  • Membership Irish College of GPs
  • Membership Royal College of GPs
  • Member of International Panel Physicians Association.
  • Panel Physician for Australia , Canada and New Zealand govts
  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Diploma in Musculo-skeletal (Sports) medicine
  • Diploma in Acupuncture (Beijing)
  • Diploma in Medical Acupuncture (London)
  • Chairman of the Irish Medical Acupuncture Society
  • Special Interests: Medical Acupuncture, Men’s Health, Health Screening, Musculoskeletal/Sports medicine




TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ; please email us ( your UCI/IME # and your mobile #. We will then call you back .

If you have not already lodged an application with IRCC , or do not have an IME/UMI we can do an “upfront medical” . This involves us creating a new IRCC casefile for you and therefore is usually used if you dont have a pre-existing file .

Please phone us on 021 4294777 if you have any queries.

What to bring with you to appointment ;

  • Consultant’s reports if any medical problems now or in the past.
  • Prescription medications and spectacles (if any).
  • Current passport (plus passport used on application, if different).

Covid Vaccine Record ; If you have had your Covid vaccination please bring your vaccines record card or any other evidence

  • A physical examination is required so female candidates who wish to see a female doctor should let us know when they are making the appointment. Breast or genital exam is not required .

Payment for the medical: €300 per adult and €180 (approx) per child. If further visits are required, further fees will apply. A non refundable deposit of 100€ is required to hold your appointment .

Check with Affidea re separate fee for x ray (usually 160 euro ).

For women:

Chaperones ; if you require a chaperone during the medical exam , please let us know in advance . You will need to undress down to your underclothes . Breast exam is not usually required .

Blood Tests: Blood tests are required for HIV , syphilis and kidney function ( creatinine ). These will be taken at the time of the examination.

Most candidates over age 11 are required to have a chest x-ray to rule out TB. The panel doctor will give you a referral note for the chest x-ray.

You will need to get your chest X-ray done in Affidea Radiology Centre which is a short distance from our clinic . An appointment is not normally required for the x-ray .

Affidea ; Telephone (021) 431 9995

Affidea is approximately a five-minute drive or fifteen-minute walk from our surgery.


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Contact Information

Ardfallen Medical Centre, Douglas Road, Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland


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