Contact Respiratory Department: Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown

Respiratory Medicine

Location: Ground Floor of the Main Hospital building   (Level 2)

Contact Details:

Ph (01) 646 6164

Fax (01) 646 5447


  • Professor Conor Burke
  • Dr Liam Cormican
  • Dr John Faul


Monday 8.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday 8.30am to 1pm

Wednesday 9am to 1pm

Clinics supervised by the Consultants and attended also by Specialist Registrars. Respiratory Diagnostic testing provided for specified patients on arrival. Two respiratory nurse specialists also in attendance at each clinic

Special Interests and Services Provided

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Allergy testing
  • Assessment of sleep-disordered breathing
  • Occupational asthma assessment
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Respiratory & Sleep Diagnostics
  • Sleep Therapy

Research Interests

Asthma and COPD immunopathology, in collaboration with the Department of Endocrinology at Connolly Hospital, with The Conway Institute and internationally with the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (Perth, Australia) and the Division of Pulmonology, Stanford University (California, USA)

Weekly Oncology conference Thursday at 7.45am

Respiratory & Sleep Diagnostics Department

Diagnostic Testing is provided by appointment only. A Referral letter from a GP, Consultant or by NIMIS Request (is essential for Internal referrals) is necessary for all appointments.

Respiratory Scientist Telephone:(01) 6466160

Chief Respiratory Scientist: (01) 6466184

Opening Hours: 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Respiratory & Sleep Diagnostic Tests

  • Spirometry and Bronchodilator Response
  • Lung Volumes Measurement
  • Diffusion Capacity
  • Respiratory Muscle Pressures
  • Skin Prick Allergy Testing
  • Six Minute Walk Tests
  • Exercise Provocation
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Bronchial Provocation Testing
  • Exhaled Nitric Oxide Testing
  • Eucapnic Hyperventilation Testing
  • End Tidal CO2
  • Impulse Oscillometry
  • Overnight Oximetry
  • Limited Sleep Study
  • Full Polysomnography
  • NIV therapy Assessment

Sleep Therapy Services

Services provided by Sleep Nurse Specialist

Service provided by appointment only

Telephone : (01) 6466165


  • Education
  • Therapy Device Fitting
  • Compliance assessment

Educational Activity

  • Weekly respiratory journal club (Thursday 1pm)
  • Weekly didactic respiratory medicine teaching (Monday 1pm)
  • Weekly multidisciplinary thoracic radiology meeting (Wednesday 8.15am)
  • Monthly research meeting