About us

CHPI vision

Ireland as an inclusive, progressive and vibrant island where people and resources are respected, regenerated and sustainably managed and developed. Where communities are healthy and prosperous and are a fitting place to bring up families in a clean and unspoilt environment. We want this vision to be sustainable for the generations that follow us.

 CHPI mission

Concerned Health Professionals of Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) exists to highlight the public health risks and harms that High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF) and the exploration & extraction of Oil & Gas from shale rock pose to the people of Ireland.

As health professionals, we have dedicated our working lives to serve and care for the people of Ireland. We feel it is critical that the public health and safety of our communities is taken into consideration in relation to any energy policy for the island and particularly with regard to proven risk-carrying activities such as fracking.

CHPI values
  • CHPI is not affiliated to any political party or other organisation but instead works with Health  Professionals who are concerned about the risks associated with unconventional oil and gas extraction from shale rock and including the use of high volume hydraulic fracking.
  • CHPI is a single issue group.
  • CHPI will seek to  inform  and  engage  with  health  professionals  and  other relevant communities,  individuals,  organisations  and  politicians  in  a  manner  which  will  be respectful and challenging.
  • CHPI is  committed to  an  ethos which  is  non‐confrontational,  non‐intimidating  and non-violent.
CHPI Steering Committee Members
  • Dr Paula Gilvarry, Public Health (retired) Sligo
  • Dr Carroll O’Dolan, General Practitioner, Blacklion
  • Susan Carton, Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies, St Angela’s College, Sligo
CHPI is affiliated to:

In 2011 health professionals in New York formed The Concerned Health Professionals of New York, and built a petition of like-minded professionals to stress to government their concerns in relation to the growing documented harms of fracking. Their work along with the on-going invaluable work of Nobel prize winning Physicians for Social Responsibility in compiling and updating peer reviewed research from many of the leading journals about the harm that Fracking can cause, has been instrumental in helping educate and convince New York legislators to ban fracking in that state. http://www.psr.org/assets/pdfs/fracking-compendium.pdf

Our friends in New York have supported us through the set up of this campaign.