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 Advisory Group and Speakers 2020

Maurice Quinlan, Director EAP Institute, Waterford Ireland
Irene Kenny BA, Personal Assistant, EAP Institute, Waterford
Conor O'Nolan MA, Digital Media Expert, Dunmore East, County Waterford
Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D., CEAP Human Factor Consulting, Arizona, USA
Marina London, LCSW, CEAP, Director of Communications
Employee Assistance Professionals Association Arlington Virginia USA
Ger Power Director of Services, Wharton House Waterford
Karen Whelan, Employee Support Therapist, Waterford
Duncan Carmichael, Sales Manager, Agriyork400 Ltd, United Kingdom
Dr Deirdre Gleeson, Specialist in Occupational Health, Medwise, Naas and Dublin
Dr Sasha Hennessy, Specialist in Occupational Health, Medwise, Limerick
Wendy Doyle Solicitor, Wendy Doyle Solicitors, Dublin.


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