Mr Padraic Brennan > Ronan Daly Jermyn > Cork, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Healthcare.


Padraic is Partner-in-Charge of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Galway office. He practises in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department with an emphasis on Healthcare. Padraic has represented the (former) Western Health Board/Health Service Executive on healthcare, medico-legal/ethical, child protection, disability and special needs issues. He also represented the interests of the (former) WHB at the Lindsay Tribunal and the Organ Retention Inquiry.

Padraic has twenty years experience in defending medical negligence claims on behalf of the State Claims Agency, Irish Public Bodies and St Paul’s/Travelers. He has acted in a large number of cases including catastrophic birth injury cases, cases involving alleged misdiagnosis of cancer and acquired brain injuries. He has represented various healthcare institutions at coroners inquests, frequently without the assistance of counsel.

Padraic also has significant experience gained over a long number of years in representing healthcare institutions on medico-legal matters including the refusal to accept blood transfusions, the right to die, the right to refuse medical treatment, consent/informed consent issues, capacity to make informed decisions on healthcare options, and the care of patients with eating disorders refusing treatment.

Padraic has also been a legal adviser to NUI Galway for approximately twenty years, in particular, in the areas of employment law, administrative law, freedom of information, data protection, and corporate governance


Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.


BA UCG (National University of Ireland, Galway).

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Public sector

Ronan Daly Jermyn is experienced in advising public sector clients on a wide range of matters, including public procurement, data protection, healthcare and employment claims, state aid, and corporate matters. The team has particular strength in acting for local authorities and universities. The practice is led by procurement specialist Finola McCarthy, corporate-focused Gillian Keating in Cork and healthcare expert Padraic Brennan in Galway.

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

Ronan Daly Jermyn provides ‘confident, pragmatic advice‘ on a range of matters in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, particularly medical negligence litigation and corporate transactions. Based across offices in Cork and Galway, the team is ideally positioned to advise multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies located in the south and west of Ireland. In Galway, Padraic Brennan, Imelda Tierney and Fergal Dennehy specialise in healthcare litigation, while Cork-based Gillian Keating and Diarmaid Gavin focus on M&A, fundraisings, IP, and technology transfers and research agreements.