Contact the Public Analyst's Laboratory

The Public Analyst’s Laboratory, Dublin is committed to providing a professional service to all its customers. Both suggestions and positive feedback are welcomed. If you wish to submit either, please contact the laboratory Deputy Public Analyst. Contact details are provided below.

Please contact the laboratory to book in a sample(s) for analysis. All sample analysis must be pre-booked prior to the submission of samples.

Tel. No: + 353 (0)1 6612022
Fax No: + 353 (0)1 6628532




Dr Andrew Flanagan

Public Analyst

Ms. Bernadette Bradley

Deputy Public Analyst - Microbiology

Ms. Karen Moore

Deputy Public Analyst – Chemistry


Specialist Analytical Chemists

The following Executive Analytical Chemists and Executive Analytical Chemists (Microbiology) can be contacted in relation to their specialist areas.


Specialist Area


Mr. Patrick English

Chemistry - Food
National Reference Laboratory

Mr. Liam Dolan

Chemistry - Food

Ms. Niamh Murphy


Complaints Food

Export Certification

Mr. Ken McCartney

Water Chemistry

Ms. Rachel Hewitt

Water Microbiology

Dr. David Browne

Water Chemistry

Mr. Chris Griffin

Chemistry - Method Research & Development

Dr. Ian Nesbitt

Chemistry Clinical and Food

Dr. Sarah Tuck

Chemistry Food

Ms.  Elaine Eustace

Food Microbiology (Food Complaints)

Ms. Juanita O’Melia

Food Microbiology

Mr. Kevin Smith

Food Microbiology

Ms. Sheila Hourigan

Chemistry Clinical and Food

Dr. Marek Swiatkowski

Chemistry - Food

Mr Alan Breathnach

Chemistry Food

Ms. Denise Fitzgerald (on career break)

Chemistry - Food

Postal Address: HSE Dublin Public Analyst Laboratory, Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2. Eircode: D02P667


For Financial Accounts queries please contact:

Mr. John Gallagher, Office Manager ( or the Office Staff at 01 661 2022.

Last updated 13/03/2023