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Government welcomes European Commission approval of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Tax

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne TD and Minister for Finance and for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Tuesday) welcomed the finding of the European Commission that the upcoming sugar-sweetened drinks tax does not constitute State aid. This allows for the commencement of

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Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing and Skill Mix in General and Specialist Medical and Surgical Care Settings in Ireland 2018

Final Report and Recommendations by the Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix for Nursing The Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix for Nursing began its work in September 2014.  The core objective of the Taskforce is to develop frameworks to support the determination of safe nurse staffing and skill mix (whereby nurse staffing refers to the

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Project Ireland 2040 is the Government’s overarching policy initiative to make Ireland a better country for all of us, a country that reflects the best of who we are and what we aspire to be.

A major programme of investment in health infrastructure will be guided by a recognition that that the best health outcomes can be achieved by reorienting our health services towards primary and community care where people’s health needs can for the most part be met locally, with high quality acute and emergency care provided in the appropriate acute hospital settings.

10.9 billion euro will fund major investment projects and programmes along with significant reform initiatives within the health sector.

See National Strategic Outcome 10 of the National Development Plan 2018 – 2027 for the full detail.


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