Why we need to keep tabs on the watchdog
Published 31/08/2015 | 02:30
They are bodies that can often have an elitist tone to their names.
But the statutory organisations that regulate professions like doctors, pharmacists and dentists are no talking shops and can have a profound impact on the day-to-day lives of the public.
A seat on the Medical Council or Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, the professions' regulatory bodies, is much sought after.