About Us

The Institute was founded by Maurice Quinlan, the current Director, who introduced the concept of Occupational Alcohol Programmes (OAPs) to the European Union and in September 1980 hosted the first seminar on this topic in the Clarence Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.
In 1985 he established the first external Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) in Kilkenny, Ireland.

The Institute has provided training in Ireland, Scotland, London, Switzerland, Italy and Greece. The Institute also acted as consultants to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on prevention and assistance training on alcohol and drug problems for the countries of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines.

EAP Institute Speaker and Advisory Group

Maurice Quinlan, Director EAP Institute, Waterford Ireland
Pat Ward MBA, Corporate Services Manager, Dublin Port Company, Ireland
Duncan Carmichael, Sales Manager Agriyork400 Ltd, United Kingdom
Dr Deirdre Gleeson, Specialist in Occupational Health, Medwise, Ireland
Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D. CEAP Human Factor Consulting, Arizona, USA
Irene Kenny BA, Personal Assistant, EAP Institute, Waterford Ireland


A sample list of companies that have developed knowledge transfer, employee support services and training, including presentations with the EAP Institute.