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Osteopathic Council of Ireland

3 Terenure Road West


Dublin 6W

+353 (0)1 6768819


Osteopathy in Ireland

Osteopathy in Ireland is self-regulated by the Osteopathic Council of Ireland (OCI). There is currently no state regulation or protection of the title “Osteopath” in Ireland.


The OCI is in the process of applying for full Irish State regulation under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act (2005), and is working towards achieving full state regulation by 2014, including protection of title.

About the Osteopathic Council of Ireland

The Osteopathic Council of Ireland is the governing, regulating and representative body for osteopathy in Ireland and represents Irish osteopaths in the Forum for Osteopathic Regulation (FORE), to ensure that standards of osteopathy in Ireland are at the highest European standard.


The Council promotes osteopathy in Ireland for both osteopaths and patients. We do this by ensuring that the highest professional standards have been reached and maintained by all our accredited members so that the public can be assured of the highest standards of patient care, ethics and clinical excellence.


We have a strict membership policy that includes agreeing to abide by a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice that are aligned with other European regulatory bodies for osteopathy. As part of the membership criteria all members commit to Continuous Professional Development in order to maintain the highest standards.


The OCI currently has over 110 members nationally.


Further information about the work of the OCI, its mission and goals is available at:



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