Donal Kiernan is a student focused addiction counsellor who is available for appointments through the Student Health Centre.

This is a free service available to all students who want to discuss parental, peer or personal addiction problems in the strictest of confidence.

To register for an appointment with Donal, students can contact the Student Health Services reception on 01 716 3134.

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If you have been schedule for an appointment which will take place “face to face” in person with Donal Kiernan, please read the following instructions.

Please note you will need to wear a mask to attend the appointment. 

When you arrive in the Student Center please use the self-check in pod & sanitiser take a seat & maintain social distance on the bench outside our door or on one of the red chairs outside of the double doors. 

Donal will come out to collect you.

If you have any of the following symptoms please do not attend, please stay home, and contact your GP. Also contact us to reschedule your appointment.


  1. Fever
  2. Sore throat
  3. Difficulty breathing
  4. Dry cough
  5. Chesty cough
  6. Loss of taste or smell
  7. If you have been abroad in the last 14 days.
  8. If you have been in contact with a diagnosed or probable case of Covid within the last 14 days.