FOI Log July – Dec 2013

Date of Request

2013 Our Reference

Request Details

Applicant Details

Decision Date

Decision Made

01/07/13

 

142

I would like all the FEMPI submissions made to the Department and the Minister during the latest call for submissions.

James Fogarty

Medical Independent

07/08/13

Part Granted

01/07/13

143

Correspondence between the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform since 01 January 2013 regarding the pay scales to apply in relation to senior management positions (including senior medical and nursing management posts) in the planned new hospital groups.
Copy of correspondence between the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform since 01 January 2013 regarding the pay scales to apply in relation to new posts in the HSE directorate system including the position of director general.

Martin Wall

The Irish Times

25/07/13

Part Granted

01/07/13

144

Copy of reports drawn up by the Department of Health internal audit unit since 01 October 2012.

Martin Wall

The Irish Times

29/07/13

Part Granted

03/07/13

145

I request the following records:
Applications made by HIQA for exemptions to moratorium for year 2010.  Were applications sanctioned? What positions and reasons for appointments.

Individual

31/07/13

Granted

03/07/13

146

We hereby request copies of any record of the final settlement agreement concluded between the Minister for Health and the Medical Defence Union (MDU) and publicly announced, by the Minister on 18 December 2012 in respect of which a settlement sum of €45 million was received by the State from the MDU.  It is a concluded agreement, announced by the Minister (http://www.merrionstreet.ie/index.php/2012/12settlement-agreement-betweend-dr-james-reilly-td-minster-for-health-and-the-medical-union-mdu/?cat=72) and therefore negotiations have concluded.  A refusal to disclose it would not be in the public interest.

A & L Goodbody Solicitors           

17/07/13

Refused

03/07/13

147

I request the following records:
“Cost Evaluation of Breastcheck Programme” commissioned by Health Dept and undertaken by University College Cork.

Petrina Vousden

Irish Daily Mail

03/07/13

Administrative Access

05/07/13

148

A copy of all correspondence between the Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health Ms. Kathleen Lynch, and all Board Members of the HSE including the CEO, as well as correspondence between Ms. Lynch and Mr. Martin Rogan, Assistant National director for mental health for the past six months up to and including June 2013.

June Shannon

Irish Medical News

06/08/13

Granted

10/07/13

149

A list of all lottery funding signed off on by Minister James Reilly since his appointment.  This list to include the name of project, the amount sought, the amount granted and also a list of projects that were rejected for funding

Individual

07/08/13

Granted

08/07/13

150

I wish to request an itemised list of all public money paid to doctors at consultant grade in Ireland.  Included in this, I wish to receive details of all monies paid (Salary, allowances, money from universities for lectureships / professorships,. teaching / research etc.)

Colm Ó Mongáin

RTE

12/07/13

Referred to HSE

15/07/13

152

Copies of any correspondence, emails or letters, or any recorded minutes of meetings between former Ministerial PA, Councillor Tom O’Leary and the Secretary General of the Department of Health from April 1st 2012 to January 31st 2013

Individual

26/09/13

Part Granted

30/07/13

153

– All documents, notes (handwritten or otherwise), memorandum, letters, meeting notes and e-mails including all external advise that lead to the Minister for Health making his decision vis-á-vis the determination of the health insurance levy, stamp duty, health  benefit utilisation credits and age-related tax relief to be implemented for 2013, in November and December 2012.
– A copy of the decision made by Minister and the grounds upon which his decision was made vis-á-vis the determination of the health insurance levy, stamp duty, health benefit utilisation credits and age-related tax relief in November / December 2012;

Glo Health

27/08/13

Part Granted

30/07/13

155

Any information provided by the HSE arising from its discussions with voluntary bodies in 2011, 2012 and 2013 regarding deficits in their unfunded pension schemes. Any brief, memo or report prepared for the Minister or Department officials on the ongoing cost of pension deficits in voluntary bodies and the decision to fund deficits in 2012.
Any correspondence with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on this issue.

Conor Ryan

Irish Examiner

28/08/13

Refused

07/08/13

156

– Copies of all records – to include emails, memos, letters, handwritten notes, faxes etc – held by your organisation relating to risk flooding at Letterkenny Hospital.  This request to span the period between 1 January 2011 and the date of the most recent flooding incident.

Individual

06/09/13

Part Granted

09/08/13

157

I wish to request copies of all correspondence that took place between the Department of Health/Health Minister James Reilly and the ICGP from the start of July, 2013 to date.

Niamh Cahill

Irish Medical News

06/09/16

Granted

19/08/13

158

I wish to make an access request under the Freedom of Information Act 1977 and 2003 for a copy of all and any information, dating back to January 2010 that you keep about the national school, ‘Solas Chriost’, Belgard, Tallaght, Dublin 24. We require information that you have on computer or in manual form in relation to the provision, and, the appointment of employees of the HSE as Speech & Language Therapists to Solas Chriost N.S. since that date.  We require information in respect of all letters, emails and other written or verbal notes written during or after meetings relating to referrals of children to SSLD classes in Solas Chriost N.S. Furthermore, we require all letters, emails and other correspondence with clinics in the South Dublin and Kildare area in relation to referrals, or, the obstruction of referrals, of children to the SSLD classes in Solas Chriost, N.S.  We also require information relating to the provision of the speech and language service, and, the withdrawal of that service from the SSLD classes at Solas Chriost N.S. in December 2012.

Solicitors

16/09/13

Part Granted

20/08/13

159

A copy of all correspondence between the Department of health and the Competition Authority for the first eight months of this year up to and including August 2013.

June Shannon

Irish Medical News

24/09/13

Part Granted

20/08/13

160

A copy of all correspondence between the Department of Health and the HSE relating to the €35 million ring-fenced funding approved for Mental Health in each of 2012 and 2013 (to 20/8/2013).

June Shannon

Irish Medical News

17/09/13

Granted

21/08/13

161

-copies of files, e-mails, letters or documents in relation to exclusion of Consultants who hold contracts with the HSE from delivering care in private hospitals to patients referred there by the Special Delivery Unit or NTPF.
I would also like copies of the minutes of any meetings where this issue was discussed, copies of documentation and files in this regard and copies of any correspondence.

Individual

08/10/13

Withdrawn

26/08/13

162

I am writing to you to ask if you could forward me on any documentation held by the Department of Health to date concerning:
(1): the appointment of Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran to head up the HSE enquiry into the death of Ms Savita Halappanavar in the University College Hospital Galway.  This would include any approaches to Sir Arulkumaran by the Minister for Health, or other employees of the D.O.H./HSE and any replies from Sir Arulkumaran and any minutes of any meetings concerning his appointment.
Also any employment contract for him and any list of expenses during his time here to include hotel and travel expenses.
(2): Also do you have the date and location where the meeting between Minister Reilly, the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste took place to decide the final of the expert group report which did not take place in the Social Inclusion Unit of the DOH? Also the date that the Minister for Health decided the final composition of the group after that meeting?

Individual

07/10/13

Refused

30/08/13

164

Copies of all correspondence and documents held by the Department of Health relating to the medical card scheme.
 – All correspondence between the ministers in the department (ministers Reilly/Lynch/Shortall and successor White) about potential changes to the medical cards scheme
– All reports, correspondence and documents compiled by department officials about potential changes to the medical care scheme
– All documents/minutes held by the department from the cabinet sub-committee on health and social policy about potential changes to the medical card scheme
The timeframe for my request is January 1 2013 – August 27 2013.

Niall O’Connor

Evening Herald

14/11/13

Withdrawn

03/09/13

166

Copies of any legal advice received by the Department in relation to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill / Act.
Correspondence between the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Health in relation to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy bill / Act.
Copies of all draft versions of the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

Mr. Ruadhán MacCormaic

The Irish Times

02/10/13

Part Granted

11/09/13

167

I would like the minutes from the last three meetings of the Health Sector Performance Verification Group?

Mr James Fogarty

Medical Independent

09/10/13

Granted

12/09/13

168

Copy of correspondence between the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform since 01 June 2013 regarding pay levels to apply to the new directors appointed under the new HSE directorate system.

Mr. Martin Wall

The Irish Times

10/10/13

Granted

12/09/13

169

Copy of correspondence between the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform since 01 June 2013 regarding the financial position in the HSE 2013 and the savings to be generated in the health sector under the new Haddington Road agreement.

Mr. Martin Wall

The Irish Times

14/10/13

Part Granted

12/09/13

170

Copy of correspondence between the secretary general of the Department of Health and the Director General of the HSE since 01 June 2013.

Mr. Martin Wall

The Irish Times

14/10/13

Part Granted

17/09/13

171

(1) All correspondence from public representatives to the Department of Health or any of the Ministers regarding proposals relating to alcohol.
This would include proposals such as the introduction of minimum pricing, sports sponsorship etc
(2) The request would cover January 2012 to the present.
(3) The same request as above in relation to any correspondence covering proposed changes to tobacco legislation.

Ms. Eilish O’Regan

Iriish Independent

11/11/13

Part Granted

24/09/13

173

Complete details of all correspondence, electronic and otherwise, between the Department of Health and the HSE on the Fair Deal Scheme or Nursing Home Support Scheme since its introduction in October 2009 up until now, September 2013.  I also request any records held by your office regarding the number of homes taken from the elderly to pay for their nursing home care under this scheme since 2009 up until September 2013.  I wish to request any correspondence between the Department of Health and the applicants of the scheme regarding assets being taken from their homes, from their estates, to pay for the scheme.  I also request any records and correspondence relating to the amount of money made for the scheme, made specifically from homes of the elderly sold and of their assets.

And I wish to obtain any records on the waiting list times for the past two years for an elderly person to get on to this scheme from start to finish.

And any records relating to the waiting lists for the scheme regionally i.e. where the longest waiting time is and for how long in each region for the past two years.

Laura Lynott

Daily Mail

24/09/13

Withdrawn

25/09/13

174

All papers, emails etc. and representations made to the Department relating to the proposed legislation which became the Civil Partnership Act 2010 and all papers since the commencement of the Act in respect of pension schemes.

Individual

21/10/13

Part Granted

27/09/13

175

I would like a copy of any audits/reports which the Department has carried out on the HIPE since 2011?

James Fogarty, The Medical Independent

30/09/13

Withdrawn

30/09/13

176

Complete details of all correspondence, electronic and otherwise, between the Department of Health and the Irish Pharmaceutical Health Care Association when setting deals for prices of pharmaceutical drugs in 2012.
I also wish for all correspondence in 2012, electronic and otherwise, between the Department of Health, IPHCA and the top pharmaceutical companies when discussing the deals for prices of pharmaceutical drugs.
I would like any information regarding how the price of Ireland’s pharmaceutical drugs is set from 2012 to date and correspondence the Department holds.
I also request any correspondence between the Department of Health and other Department s of Health in the EU in 2012 and in 2013 regarding the price setting of pharmaceutical drugs.

Laura Lynott

Daily Mail

06/01/14

Granted

03/10/13

177

I would like a copy of the CMO’s report into MI mortality rates and the review of the Emergency Aeromedical Service

James Fogarty

Medical Independent

03/10/13

Withdrawn

07/10/13

178

Copies of correspondence between the Department of Health Ministers and the manufacturers of tobacco products between 28 May 2013 and 4 October 2013 and correspondence between Department of Health Ministers and organisations that lobby on behalf of the tobacco industry

Cormac McQuinn Irish Independent

28/02/14

Granted

17/10/13

179

I would like a copy of any correspondence, reports and other documentation regarding the introduction of free GP care from when Minister White took office to the present date

James Fogarty

Medical Independent

01/11/13

Part Granted

11/10/13

180

All electronic and written correspondence received by, or circulated within, the Department of Health (including memos, background papers, preparatory advice, minutes of meetings, submissions, documents, publications, advice from experts if asked) since 1 September 2011 with regard to discretionary medical cards.

Fianna Fáil Research Office

04/02/14

Part Granted

14/10/13

181

1. Copy of correspondence between the Minister for Health and the chairman/chief executive of the VHI since 01 April 2013.

Mr. Martin Wall,

The Irish Times

25/11/13

Part Granted

14/10/13

182

1. Copy of correspondence between the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform sine 01 March 2013 regarding the HSE internal audit report into remuneration to senior personnel in Section 38 agencies.
2. Copy of correspondence between the Department of Health and the HSE since 01 March 2013 regarding the HSE internal audit report into remuneration to senior personnel in Sec
tion 38 agencies.

Mr. Martin Wall,

The Irish Times

15/11/13

Part Granted

14/10/13

183

3. Copy of correspondence between the Department of Health and the Health Insurance Authority regarding information on claims cost in private health insurance market in 2012.

Mr. Martin Wall,

The Irish Times

10/01/14

Withdrawn

23/10/13

184

– Briefing material prepared for the Minister for Health James Reilly or senior officials relating to bi-lateral meetings with the Minister for Public Expenditure regarding Budget 2014.
– Briefing material prepared for the Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health or senior officials relating to bi-lateral meeting(s) with Minister for Public Expenditure regarding Budget 2014.

Mr. Carl O’Brien The Irish Times

26/11/13

Refused

01/11/13

185

(1) All correspondence between the Minister(s) and Secretary General since the date of my last such request.

Amended on the 01/11/2013
All correspondence between the Director General of the HSE and Secretary General, and also all correspondence between Director General of HSE and Minister’s office.
This is only to cover the period since my last such similar request, which I think may be in May.

Mr. Ken Foxe

RTE

20/12/13

Part Granted

25/10/13

186

A database of all lottery funding awarded by the Minister, broken down according to address, year, level of funding, since the date of Dr Reilly’s appointment.

Mr. Ken Foxe

RTE

25/11/13

Granted

25/10/13

187

Copies of any internal audit reports relating to HSE or Dept. of Health held since appointment of the current Minister.

Mr. Ken Foxe

RTE

17/12/13

Part Granted

25/10/13

188

Copies of any representations made or forwarded by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, his Department, his private office relating to the issue of medical cards in lifetime of current government.

Mr. Ken Foxe

RTE

27/03/14

Part Granted

30/10/13

189

Correspondence, reports, memos, emails and other documents generated and received in 2012 and 2013 in relation to the price of pharmaceutical drugs, including generic pharmaceutical drugs.

Mr. Vincent Browne

07/01/14

Withdrawn

30/10/13

190

All documents generated or received in the years 2012 and 2013 in relation to the salaries and emoluments of Hospital Consultant doctors.

Mr. Vincent Browne

07/01/14

Withdrawn

31/10/13

191

Copy of submissions made to the Minister for Health by Department of Health officials regarding the appointment of chairmen/women to the new hospital groups
2. Copy of correspondence between the Minister and Department of Health officials regarding the appointment of chairmen/women to the new hospital groups
3. Copy of correspondence between Department of Health officials and the Minister for Health regarding the decision to develop a new national maternity hospital

Mr Martin Wall

The Irish Times

06/12/13

Part Granted

01/11/13

192

– All correspondence from the secretary general of the Department of Health to the Health to the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform since August 1, 2013.
– All correspondence from the secretary general of the Department of Health to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform since August 1, 2013.
– All correspondence from the secretary general of the Department of Health to the Minister for Health since August 1, 2013.
– All correspondence from the Minister for Health to the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform since August 1, 2013.
– All correspondence from the Minister for Health to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform since August 1, 2013.
– All correspondence from the Minister for Health to the secretary general of the Department of Health since August 1, 2013.

Mr. Fiachra O’Cionnaith

Irish Examiner

13/01/14

Part Granted

04/11/13

194

Copies of all correspondence – printed and electronic – between the Department and management or master of Rotunda Hospital relating  to clinical risks etc at the hospital during the lifetime of current government.

Ken Foxe

RTE

20/12/13

Part Granted

04/11/13

195

    a list of all purchase orders worth over €20,000 for the years 2012 and 2013.

Ken Foxe

RTE

05/11/13

Administrative  Access

04/11/13

196

– a copy of the FOI log for 2012 and 2013.

Ken Foxe

RTE

29/11/13

Part Granted

04/11/13

197

    a list of all reports/consultancy commissioned by Department during lifetime of current government, including cost.

Ken Foxe

RTE

23/12/13

Granted

04/11/13

198

-a copy of a value for money report on government disability funding and support for charitable bodies

– copies of all correspondence – both electronic and printed – between the Department and Rehab, regarding the above report

– copies of all correspondence – both electronic and printed – between the Department and Rehab regarding service level agreements

– copies of any records held by your Department, to include emails, memos, faxes, letters, handwritten notes and so on relating to salary levels or concerns about salary levels at Rehab.

Ken Foxe

RTE

 

14/11/13

Administrative  Access

12/11/13

200

 

the following records held by the Department of Health:
1. Copy of correspondence between the Minister For Health and the director general of the HSE since 01 September 2013
2. Copy of correspondence between the Minister for Health and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform since 01 September 2013
3. Copy of correspondence between the Minister for Health and the Taoiseach since 01 July 2013
4. Copy of correspondence between the Secretary General of the Department of Health and the director general of the HSE since 01 September 2013

Martin Wall

The Irish Times

20/12/13

Part Granted

13/11/13

202

All correspondence between the Department of Health and the following individuals/offices on the issue of The Children’s Hospital.
– The Children’s Hospital Group Board.
This request is to include all emails, letters, memos and other written documents exchanged with the Department and the Board.
The request includes correspondence with the Department itself, Minister Reilly and all other officials involved in the oversight process.
The timeframe for this request is 01/04/13 – 11/11/2013.

Niall O’Connor Evening Herald

09/01/14

Part Granted

13/11/13

203

Details of all monies spent by the office of the Health Minister on the following areas:
– IT
– Technology goods eg mobile phones, laptops etc.
This request includes all receipts for the items/services purchased.  It also includes the individual amounts spent on the items and the reason for the purchase.
The request relates to the office of Dr. James Reilly and also monies spent on items/services used by him as Minister.
The timeframe for this request is 01/01/12 – 11/11/13.

Niall O’Connor

Evening Herald

12/12/13

Granted

13/11/13

204

Details of all monies spent by the office of the Health Minister on the following areas:
– Stationery (cost for whole Department for 2012 and 2013)
– Furnishings.  This request includes all receipts for the items/services purchased.  It also includes the individual amounts spent on the items and the reason for the purchase.
The request relates to the office of Dr. James Reilly and also monies spent on items/services used by him as Minister.

Niall O’Connor

Evening Herald

11/12/13

Granted

18/11/13

205

Copies of all correspondence to include e-mails, letters, memos, or any in other form between:
Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White and the School of Medicine at University College Galway since 2011 to November (to date) of 2013.

Niamh Griffin Irish Mail on Sunday

16/12/13

Refused

18/11/13

206

·   Health Insurance Authority Report to the Minister for Health on an evaluation and analysis of returns for 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 including advise on risk equalisation credits;
·   Any supplementary report made by the Health Insurance Authority to the Minister in 2013 on risk equalisation.

GloHealth

16/12/13

Granted

20/11/13

210

Under the FOI Act, I request information in relation to HSE grant-aided organisations providing services for those with an intellectual disability in Galway City and County.
1. The number of people with intellectual disability availing of HSE grant-aided services in Galway City and County.
2. The names and addresses of all HSE grant-aided services providers in Galway City and County.
3. The names and addresses of all HSE grant-aided organisations/Groups providing advocacy/advisory services to the intellectually disabled in Galway City and County.
4. The total cost, to the HSE, of the provisions of services referred to above in Galway City and County.

Individual

20/11/13

Withdrawn

14/11/13

212

“All emails, memos, letters and all/any correspondence between the minister, his office, the secretary general and all/any third party relating to the decision to call in officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of An Taoiseach to oversee the means of gaining control of the health budget from July 1, 2013 to today.

Mr. Daniel McConnell

Sunday Independent

12/12/13

Part Granted

21/11/13

213

I would like a copy of all minutes from meetings of the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) over the last six months.

Mr. David  Lynch

Medical Independent

12/03/14

Granted

21/11/13

214

A copy of all correspondence between the Minister for Health Dr James Reilly and the CEOs of HSE hospitals over the past six months.

Ms. June Shannon

Irish Medical News

19/12/13

Refused

22/11/13

215

The advice given to the Minister for Health by the Health Insurance Authority with regard to the amount of risk equalisation credits and stamp duty levies that should be applied in 2014.
I am not seeking release of any full report made by the Health Insurance Authority that may be in the process of being redacted.  Rather I am seeking the details of the specific recommendation the Authority may have made on risk equalisation credits and stamp duty levies.
For clarity, I enclose a copy of similar proposals made by the Health Insurance Authority on pages 5 and 6 of its Report to the Minister for Health on an evaluation and analysis of returns for 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 including advice on risk equalisation credits on 15th November 2012.

Fianna Fáil Research Office

19/12/13

Refused

22/11/13

216

I wish to request details of any correspondence / lobbying received by the Department / Minister’s office from TD’s / Ministers in relation to qualifying for medical cards in 2013.
I also wish to request details of any correspondence / lobbying sent forward by the Minister(s) in the Department of Health and 24/01/14Children to the HSE in relation to qualifying for medical cards in 2013, including any correspondence on behalf of their own constituents.

Colin Coyle

The Sunday Times

20/12/13

Part Granted

22/11/13

217

I wish to request a copy of all responses to the circular issued by the Department / Minister requesting all state funded voluntary hospitals to confirm that they are complying with official pay policy.
I also wish to request a copy of all responses to the circular issued by the Department / Minister and the Department of Public Expenditure in relation to the seeking of approval to sanction salaries over and above official guidelines / rates since 2012.

Colin Coyle

The Sunday Times

24/01/14

Refused

26/11/13

218

Copies of correspondence between the Health Department and the HSE since 1st March 2013 about remuneration to senior personnnel in section 39 agencies.  Including correspondence about any audits of section 39 agencies carried out by the HSE internal audit unit.

Petrina Vousden

Irish Daily Mail

24/12/13

Granted

28/11/13

220

I request all letters from the HSE to Department of Health regarding HSE Section 38 agency/ organisation compliance with public pay policy from September to date.

Petrina Vousden

Irish Daily Mail

28/01/14

Part Granted

06/12/13

222

I would like to request all information in Department records in relation to correspondence between the Department and the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), or the Department and the HSE in relation to the CRC, between the dates of January 1st 2009 and December 31st 2010 to include in particular Des Peelo of the CRC, and Laverne McGuiness and Liam Woods of the HSE, and the Minister of his personal secretary.

Ferghal Blaney

Irish Daily Mail

30/01/14

Part Granted

06/12/13

223

I request the following records,  The legal opinion drafted by Michael M Collins S.C. sent to the Minister for Health, relating to potential compensation liability if the government proceeds with standardised packaging legislation.
Also, the accompanying letter sent from Philip Morris International.

Irish Cancer Society

25/02/14

Granted

06/12/13

224

All electronic and written correspondence received by, or circulated within, the Department of Health (including memos, background papers, preparatory advice, minutes of meetings, submissions, document, publications, advice from experts if asked ) since 1 September 2011 with regard to the payment of “top-ups” to senior staff at the Central Remedial Clinic; specifially any correspondence with the Departments of Public Expenditure & Reform, and the Department of Finance.

Fianna Fail Research Office

12/02/14

Part Granted

09/12/13

225

All correspondence between the following bodies on the issues of salary breaches and so-called salary ‘top-ups’ at voluntary hospitals
i)       The Department of Health
ii)      The office of Minister James Reilly
iii)     The HSE
The timeframe from this request for part i) is 01/01/12 – 05/12/13

Niall O’Connor

Irish Independent

06/02/14

Part Granted

13/12/13

226

1. A copy of all briefing material proposed by the Department of Health for the appearance of the secretary general of the Department of Health at the Public Accounts Committee on November 14, 2013.

Pamela Duncan

Irish Times

22/01/14

Granted

13/12/13

227

2. A copy of all briefing material prepared by the Department of Health for the appearance of the Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on December 5th 2013 at which the committee discussed the proposed introduction of standardised packaging for all tobacco products

Pamela Duncan

Irish Times

27/01/14

Part Granted

13/12/13

228

3. A copy of all briefing material prepared by the Department of Health for the appearance of representatives  of the Department of Health at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on December 5th 2013 at which the committee discussed HIV/AIDS strategies

Pamela Duncan

Irish Times

13/12/13

Administrative  Access

13/12/13

229

4. All correspondence between the Department of Health and the Irish Patients Association relating to a review of the treatment of over 20 female patients by a consultant at a number of Irish private hospitals over the past three to four years –

Pamela Duncan

Irish Times

10/01/14

Refused

13/12/13

230

5. All correspondence between the Department of Health and the HSE regarding the so-called top-ups controversy (in other words all correspondence around the payments made to the executives/senior staff of Section 38 agencies which exceed remuneration levels set out by the Department of Health) from October 1st 2013 onwards.
7. All correspondence between the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform regarding the so-called top-ups controversy (in other words all correspondence around the payments made to the executives/senior staff of Section 38 agencies which exceed remuneration levels set out by the Department of Health) from October 1st 2013 onwards

Pamela Duncan

Irish Times

04/03/14

Part Granted

13/12/13

231

6. All correspondence between the Department of Health and the HSE regarding payments made to the executive/senior staff the of Section 39 agencies which exceed remuneration levels set out by the Department of Health) from October 1st 2013 onwards.

Pamela Duncan

Irish Times

24/12/13

Granted

31/12/13

232

Correspondence between Department and G-Med, HSE, IMB, Stryker Corporation, Concentric Medical, Mater Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and the IDA Re: Concentric Medical / Stryker MERCI / Stryker TREVO

Individual

17/01/14

Refused

23/12/13

234

A copy of the minutes from meetings of the Department of Health’s Management Advisor Committee (MAC) for the past six months, up to and including the latest available minutes.  Please also include copies of any reports / briefing documents presented / discussed at the meetings.

June Shannon  

Irish Medical News

27/02/14

Part Granted

23/12/13

235

A copy of all correspondence between the Minister for Health Dr James Reilly and the DG of the HSE Mr Tony O’Brien for the past six months up to and including November 2013.

June Shannon  

Irish Medical News

23/01/14

Granted

23/12/13

237

Copies of any claims for subsistence, travel, or other expenses made by Mr. Thomas O’Leary during the time he worked at the Dept. of Health.
Copies of any costs paid in relation to overseas travel, or travel within Ireland, relating to Mr. O’Leary – or his partner – to include actual invoices relating to that travel.

Ken Foxe

RTE

04/02/14

Part Granted

30/12/13

238

Copies of all records held by the Department relating to lottery applications for the following projects since 2011:
– Remember Us Initiative- Donabate Portrane Senior Citizens (1)- St Josephs Assoc for the Intellectually Disabled- Prosper Fingal- GROW in Ireland- Fingal Community Television- Fingal Senior Citizens Network- Sophia Housing Association- Remember Us Initiative (2)- North Fingal Rural Community Transport- Nurture Post Natal Depression Support Services- Donabate Portrane Senior Citizens (2)
– Littlesteps Drama Group- Balbriggan meals Ltd- Snowflakes Autism Support- Fingal Co Co Parks & Heritage Properties Division- Portmarnock Sports & Leisure Club- Portmarnock Integrated Arch Club

Ken Foxe

RTE

04/04/14

Part Granted

30/12/13

239

Copies of any representations made to the Minister/Department from elected representatives relating to applications for lottery funding along with the response that issued in each case.

Ken Foxe

RTE

02/04/14

Part Granted

23/12/13

240

We request access to all records held by the Health Protection Unit relating to the rubella vaccination programme for school students during the years 1979 to 1982. 

William Fry Solicitors

07/01/14

Referral