Dungourney man new chairman of Arthritis Ireland

Tim O'Sullivan from Dungourney who has been appointed the new chairman of Arthritis Ireland. (Picture: Gerard McCarthy Photography)

Arthritis Ireland has announced the appointment of Tim O’Sullivan from Dungourney as its new chairman, replacing Seoirse Smith who leaves the board after 10 years, including three as chair.

Mr O’Sullivan is also chair of the Cork branch of Arthritis Ireland and prior to his retirement, he worked in construction management.

Married to Ann, they have three adult children and six grandchildren. He was first diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 10 years ago and spoke of the effect it had on him.

“Initially, it had a huge impact on me – due to the pain, fatigue and reduced mobility. However, over time, I learned how to cope with it and realised there is life with arthritis.

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