Press Releases

Minister Catherine Byrne launches Healthy Limerick

Minister Catherine Byrne, TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, today officially launched Healthy Limerick. Limerick City and County Council has become a member of the National Healthy City and Counties Network, which is an initiative of Healthy Ireland. The Healthy Cities and Counties approach to health involves

Minister Harris welcomes decisions of INMO & IMO memberships

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has welcomed the decision of the INMO membership to vote in favour of the Public Service Stability Agreement following the INMO Executive’s decision to recommend acceptance. Speaking after the outcome of the ballot was announced, Minister Harris said “I am delighted that the INMO membership has voted by a

Minister Daly launches Carlow Age Friendly Strategy 2017 – 2022

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly TD today spoke at the launch of the Carlow Age Friendly Strategy 2017-2022. The second Carlow Age Friendly Strategy is being launched following the successful implementation of the first Carlow Age Friendly Strategy 2013 – 2016. The event, which took place in An Gairdín

Minister Daly launches Connecting for Life – Waterford

Minister Daly, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People,  today officially launched Connecting for Life – Waterford. This local plan is based on the same vision, goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as outlined in the national strategy, Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to reduce Suicide 2015 – 2020.   Connecting for Life,

Minister for Health Simon Harris hosts All-Island Civic Dialogue on the implications of Brexit for Cross-border Health Co-operation

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Friday) hosted an All-Island Civic Dialogue on the implications of Brexit for Cross-border Health Co-operation. The stakeholder consultation event was held in Dundalk. This event is part of the All Island Civic Dialogue process, established by the Government, to facilitate the widest possible conversation on the challenges presented

Statement by Minister Harris on the HPV Vaccine

Minister Harris spoke to Minister McGrath on this issue today. Minister McGrath assured Minister Harris that he supports the new campaign to encourage parents to avail of the HPV vaccine which saves lives and he welcomes the fact the whole purpose of the new campaign is to help inform parents and direct them to medical

Granting of planning permission for new National Maternity Hospital major step forward for women and children’s healthcare in Ireland – Minister Harris

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has said that the decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant planning permission for the new National Maternity Hospital on the St Vincent’s University Hospital campus at Elm Park is a major step forward for women and children’s healthcare in Ireland. The Minister said “I am delighted that the

Minister Harris launches HPV Vaccination Campaign and tells scaremongers to butt out and leave medical advice to medical professionals

Speaking today at the launch of the HSE’s 2017/18 Schools HPV Vaccine Programme and Information Campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, said that scaremongers should butt out and leave medical advice on HPV to the medical professionals. The HPV Vaccination Programme and Information Campaign aims to support parents in ensuring their daughters get the

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