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The Office of the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal continues to operate as normal subject to following public health advice in relation to any required precautions regarding Coronavirus.

All normal contacts with it remain and continue. The Tribunal office can be contacted by telephone and e-mail in the normal way and the office continues to receive applications by post and delivered to the office. The Tribunal is operating at all times to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all individuals dealing with the Tribunal.

The Tribunal office will be open for essential business by appointment only. Any persons attending the office will be asked to respect social distancing rules and your co-operation in relation to sanitising procedures is requested.

It is our intention to maintain essential services for as long as possible. If the situation changes and there is any change to ongoing operations, we will provide appropriate notifications on our website.

The Tribunal is putting in place procedures for the arrangement of hearings on an ongoing basis having regard to social distancing requirements and government guidelines. Applicants who have been assigned dates or wishing to have dates assigned, should communicate with the Tribunal as regards their requirements. Any arrangements made will be at all times subject to alteration in line with prevailing government guidelines, health advice and directions at the date of assigned hearing.

The Tribunal would remind Applicants and their legal advisors of the facility to have any claim to the Tribunal dealt with utilising the settlement procedure provided for under Section 8 of the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal Act 1997 (as amended), which remains open to them, pending resumption of normal hearings, and indeed at all times.

The Tribunal was set up by the Irish Government in 1995 to compensate, inter alia, persons infected with Hepatitis C as a result of the use of Human Immunoglobulin Anti-D or as a result of the receipt of a blood transfusion or blood product within the Republic of Ireland.

The Tribunal became a Statutory Body with the enactment of the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal Act, 1997. In addition, the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal Amendment Act, 2002 makes provision to compensate, inter alia, persons infected with HIV as a result of the receipt of a relevant blood product within the Republic of Ireland.


  • Ms. Karen O'Driscoll SC Chairperson
  • Mr. Stephen Boggs BL
  • Ms. Adrianne Cawley BL
  • Mr. John Healy SC
  • Mr. Joseph O'Sullivan BL
  • Mr. Micheal MacNamee BL
  • Ms. Romaine Scally, Solicitor

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31-35 Bow Street, Dublin 7

Contact Us

  • Sheena Lally - Secretary
  • Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation  Tribunal
  • 31-35 Bow Street,
  • Dublin 7,
  • Ireland
  • Tel: (01) 872 9255
  • Fax: (01) 872 9454
  • E-mail: tribunal@hepccomptrib.com

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Hepatitis C & HIV Compensation Tribunal is committed to operating best practice in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). The GDPR applies across the European Union (EU) and aims to give individuals more rights, control and understanding of how their personal data is processed. The Tribunal has always been committed to protecting personal data. more . . .