About Us

FODO Ireland is a representative professional body for community eye health providers in Ireland. Our members include both independent and corporate opticians, which operate as primary eye care contractors, and individual practitioners. Between them FODO Ireland members deliver over 55 per cent of the eye care by volume in the Republic.

To support the eyecare sector and prepare for the changing nature of eye care in Ireland, FODO has increased its service offering with the aim of delivering better eye health for all, delivered through world-class community based services, provided in a competitive environment.

FODO Ireland seeks to work with all parties to present a united voice for the sector and to support and defend the provision of quality eye care for all.


FODO Ireland is part of the FODO Group, which includes FODO UK, FODO Ireland and the National Community Hearing Association.

FODO Ireland has an elected Executive Committee, made up of representatives from its membership, which sets the strategic objectives for Ireland, in partnership with the FODO Group Board.

The Executive Committee comprises:

Garvan Mulligan, Chair – Specsavers

Owen Blee – Specsavers

Peter McGrath – Specsavers

Julian Carey – Vision Express

Marie Keating – Vision Express

Eilis Dolan – Sweeney Opticians

Rory Dowds – Optical Express

David Hewlett – FODO

Staff Team

David Hewlett – Chief Executive

Peter Fogarty – Senior Policy Officer

Contact Us
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 20 7298 5108