Professor Daragh O'Neill graduated as a doctor from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1994. After a number of year spent studying Paediatrics he graduated from the Midlands GP Vocational Training Scheme and became a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners in 1999 and has been in practice as a GP in Drogheda since. In 2018 he was appointed Associate Clinical Professor of General Practice, Forensic & Legal Medicine in the UCD School of medicine in recognition of his ongoing teaching role.
Prof. O'Neill has a special interest in Paediatrics, Women's Health and Family Planning having extensive experience in both, and lecturing both nationally & internationally on the subjects. Dr O'Neill is a referral centre for LARCs such as Mirenas and Implanons difficult cases form both General Practice and Hospital sources. He is also a MERIT 3 doctor and is involved in Emergency Medical Teaching in UCD and the Turf Club.
Prof. O'Neill has been involved in Medical Education since starting in practice and is involved with all of medical schools in Ireland and is currently the Programme Director of the Dublin Mid Leinster GP Training scheme based in UCD. He is also Trainer of young GPs with the HSE Dublin North East GP Training scheme. He teaches undergraduate doctors in his practice and also in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda regularly and is a lecturer and examiner in both UCD & RCSI.
His interests includes Rugby, GAA, cycling and whatever sport his family are doing that particular day!