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Guidance Document published for Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

The Guidance Document for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 has been published on the Department of Health website. An independent committee of

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Implementation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 – Guidance Document for Health Professionals

The guidance document has been developed to assist health professionals in operating the Act when providing care to pregnant women with life threatening conditions. This

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Mr Leo Varadkar TD

Minister for Health

Mr Leo Varadkar TD is the Minister for Health and was appointed to this position in July 2014.   Mr Varadkar was first elected to Dáil Eireann  in 2007 as the TD  for Dublin West, he is also the youngest member of the Irish Government.


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She was first elected to the Dáil in 1994.

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