Outspoken Quigley has been leading figure in medical politics
OUTSPOKEN Dr Colm Quigley was prominently involved in medical politics for several years and served as President of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA).
Dr Quigley, who is in his 50s, is a consultant physician at Wexford General Hospital where he is also clinical director, overseeing other teams of consultants.
He was IHCA president in 2002 but stepped down two years later when he was elected to the Medical Council. He was elected vice president at the first meeting of the new council and later ran for the presidency but lost out to Dr John Hillery. When Dr Hillery, a son of former President Patrick Hillery, decided to run for the Seanad, Dr Quigley became president.