The establishment of a National Haemophilia Council was approved by Government following the recommendations of the Lindsay Tribunal in 2001. The Regulations placing the Council on a statutory footing were signed by the Minister for Health and Children on 22 July, 2004. (S.I. No. 451 of 2004. )
The principal function of the Council is to
advise the Minister, health service agencies and other persons on any
matter relating to haemophilia, on its own initiative or at the request
of the Minister, or a health agency.