Who we are
The Irish Pharmacy Union
Support & Advice
Membership is available to all registered and dispensing chemists and registered druggists, who are registered as community pharmacists with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.
Currently, over 2,200 pharmacists are registered as members of the IPU – the vast majority of whom are community pharmacists. This represents 95% of community pharmacies in Ireland.
Membership of the IPU provides you with the professional support and advice you need in your day-to-day practice as a community pharmacist.
Developing the role of the pharmacist is important to everyone in community pharmacy and is a high priority for the IPU. The IPU continuously promotes the professional role of the pharmacist amongst consumers, patients, policymakers and other key audiences, with real professional and financial benefits for members.
Why Join the IPU?
See our membership video below for the top 10 benefits of IPU membership.
2,200 IPU Members
The voice of community pharmacy
Subscriptions for 2021
Fees for all the membership types are detailed below.
Associate Membership is a category of membership opened to retired members only. Newly qualified pharmacists, who are graduates of EU countries, can receive IPU membership free of charge for the first year after qualification (Membership year runs from Jan-Dec).
Our Members, Our Number One Priority
The IPU provides expert professional advice and support to members to support and assist you in delivering a vital healthcare service to your patients.
We support pharmacists’ professional and service development through education and training courses, to enhance their knowledge as a pharmacist. We also support members in dealing with PSI inspections, Fitness to Practise, HSE PCRS queries and any other issues that arise.
As a membership organisation, the IPU has you, our members, as our number one priority.