Hepatitis C

The Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal was established to compensate people who received contaminated blood and blood products in Ireland.  The Tribunal originally operated as a non statutory scheme of compensation from the date it was established on the 16th December 1995 to the 31st October 1997.

On the 1st November 1997 the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal Act, 1997 came into effect.  On the 9th October 2002, The Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal (Amendment) Act, 2002 became effective.

We have considerable experience in this area and represent Transfusion Positive  who are a support group for men, women and children infected with Hepatitis C as a result of being transfused with infected blood and/or blood product(s)

We  also act on behalf of spouses and/or partners of people who have been infected as a result of Hepatitis C and the families of people who have died as a result of Hepatitis C. 

We played a central role in the investigative process into the reasons why Hepatitis C infected the blood supply and acted on behalf of Transfusion Positive in the original Tribunal of Inquiry into the Blood Transfusion Service Board in 1996 and 1997. We have also represented the interests of Transfusion Positive during the course of drafting legislation throughout the last fifteen years.

There is a National Hepatitis C Database which contains useful medical information about people who were infected with Hepatitis C by blood and/or blood products, you can find further information on their website www.hcvdatabase.ie

We offer each client a discreet and personal service tailored to their  individual circumstances and needs.

If you wish to obtain further legal advice in relation to Hepatitis C please contact Ciara McMaon by email at:


or telephone 01-6772519.


Contact details for Transfusion Positive are:

Transfusion Positive,

3 Clanwilliam Square,

Dublin 2.


Telephone 01 6398855 or 087 2356557

Ask for Maura or Susan


Website: www.transfusionpostitive.ie


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