About the IHTA

The IHTA represents the interests of manufacturers, importers, and distributors of specialist health products in Ireland. These include vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal preparations, homeopathic products, flower remedies, natural body care products and health foods. These products are typically stocked in health/health food stores nationwide and also increasingly in community pharmacies nationwide.

The principal aim of the IHTA is to promote the wellness of all people in Ireland and to ensure they have the freedom to continue to access natural health products and traditional medicines that are safe, efficacious, and of high quality.


There has never been a more important time to protect and promote your interests, and those of the industry.

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IHTA Council

The IHTA Council is made up of elected and/or co-opted IHTA members to oversee the work of the Association. Council meet regularly to discuss the focus of IHTA activity ensuring all members interests are addressed.

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Phil Costigan

Phil Costigan is General Secretary of the IHTA and runs the day to day activity of the IHTA Secretariat. Working closely with the Chair and Council members to ensure identified activity is undertaken, Phil also keeps members fully up to date on legislation and regulatory matters of relevance to our sector.

To discuss membership of the IHTA please ring Phil on +353(0)65 6848911 or send an Email to info@ihta.org

Olive Curran

Has a strong background with over 14 years experience in the natural health industry. Having worked in PPC Galway Ltd, a family run business from a young age, has a vast knowledge of natural and nutritional health, as well a remarkable acumen in business and managerial matters.

A Nutritional Therapist specialising in areas of cholesterol, skin problems, energy and wellbeing, women’s health and children. An ambassador of nutrition and healthy eating. An expert in the field of omega-3 specifically Eskimo oils and cholesterol management and its reduction using a healthy eating program and incorporating natural plant sterols, present in Zerochol.

Currently residing as the chairperson for the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA), the trade body for health product distributors in Ireland.

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