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Iontaobhas Apnoea Codlata na hÉireann

The Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust promotes awareness, understanding and treatment of Sleep Apnoea through education, research and fund raising.

Sleep Clinic CREST St. James Hospital Dublin 8


Name/Address of Sleep Clinic

Sleep Clinic
St. James’s Hospital
Dublin 8


Telephone & Fax Number in respect of each consultant is given below each name.   

It would be appreciated if you would try and ensure that you actually call or fax the relevant consultant and not utilise the first set of numbers shown below.  Thank you!)

Name of Consultant/s: -->



Dr. Finbarr O’Connell,
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Sleep Clinic
St. James’s Hospital
Dublin 8.

01-416 2196
01-410 3549 (FAX)


Dr. Deirdre O’Riordan,
Consultant General Medicine & Respiratory Physician
Phase 1H

Route 2
St. James’s Hospital
Dublin 8.

01-416 2313
01-410 3468 (FAX)


Dr. Ruairi Fahy,
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Sleep Clinic
St. James’s Hospital
Dublin 8.
Any referrals can be made through my secretary at 01-416-2339 or Email )

01-416 2339
01-410 3549 (FAX)


Address for GP Referral

Any of the above consultants at:

The address stated in respect of each consultant.  Please note all addresses are not the same.


Are full overnight Polysomnogram facilities provided


If NO, the following are provided


Are Private Rooms provided for Sleep Studies




The following symptoms indicate that you may be suffering from a respiratory sleep disorder such as Sleep Apnoea:

    1. Loud snoring
    2. Cessation of breathing during sleep, followed by an abrupt awakening
    3. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    4. Drowsy driving
    5. Irritability
    6. Difficulty with concentration or repetitive tasks
    7. Difficulty with staying awake while watching television or reading
    8. Difficulty/impairment of short term memory
    9. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    10. Neck/collar size of 17 inches plus

These symptoms are merely indicators and are not meant as a definitive diagnosis.

Contact your General Practitioner/Family Doctor.

Explain the symptoms and request a referral to a Sleep Clinic.

If your symptoms include Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and affect your ability to drive or operate machinery you should stop these activities immediately as you are a danger to yourself, your family and your work colleagues.  Your GP should also inform the Sleep Clinic that your symptoms might be a danger to yourself and others.

If possible, agree or request to be placed on a ‘cancellation list’, however you must be available at short notice should a vacancy arise.

If you are unable to attend for your appointment make sure to let the Sleep Clinic know well in advance as they will be able to contact someone on the ‘cancellation list’.

Follow all instructions from the Sleep Clinic.

Remember, the only definite way to diagnose a respiratory sleep disorder is by way of a Sleep Study (Polysomnogram).  These can only be carried out by qualified staff in a Sleep Clinic.

The procedure is non invasive and painless.



Map Location St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8 as provided by Bing Maps

Select Road on the top navigation structure of the map. The Hospital location is then centered on the map.  You can zoom in or out on the left map navigation with + or - and or choose Birds Eye View to have a structured overhead satellite image of the Bon Secours hospital buildings and extensive car-parking facilities.


If you need to hire a car or other vehicle while in Dublin, do so in advance and avail of Cost Effective car Rentals that can be rented from Dublin Airport and other areas in Dublin.  The greater choice of vehicles is available at Dublin Airport.