A Tralee woman has been appointed the first female president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Professor Mary Horgan is a consultant physician in infectious diseases and internal medicine at Cork University Hospital.
She also served as Dean of UCC School of Medicine from 2013 to 2017.
She is a strong advocate for vaccines and has spoken out on the HPV vaccine.
Professor Horgan will become the 142nd President of the RCPI and will serve a three-year term.