Press Releases

Minister Jim Daly attends the launch of SeniorLine

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly TD today spoke at the launch of Third Age’s ‘SeniorLine’. SeniorLine, formerly known as Senior Help Line, is a national confidential listening service provided by trained volunteers and is now open every day of the year from 10am to 10pm. The trained volunteers are

Minister McGrath launches Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s Research Report – “Getting my life reset – Living with an Acquired Brain Injury: The Irish experience”

Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD today officially launched Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s Research Report “Getting my life reset – Living with an Acquired Brain Injury: The Irish experience”. The Minister paid tribute to the 15 participants in the research who live with an acquired brain injury, saying “The authentic voices and stories of those

Minister Harris acknowledges the invaluable contribution made by nurses and midwives to the health system and their positive impact on patients at the launch of the Framework for National Performance Indicators for Nursing and Midwifery

The Framework for National Performance Indicators for Nursing and Midwifery was launched in the Department of Health today. The purpose of the Framework is to: set out the policy context for the development and use of nursing and midwifery performance indicators (PIs) to demonstrate the relationship between inputs and outcomes/impact; provide guidance on PIs including

Construction to begin on new multi-million euro National Forensic Mental Health Hospital

An Taoiseach announces the signing of the contract for the new complex at Portrane An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, along with Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister of State for Mental Health, Helen McEntee today announced the signing of the construction contract, for the new multi-million euro National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) complex, at

World No Tobacco Day – WHO Award for the Department of Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has awarded the Department of Health a prestigious 2017 World No Tobacco Day Award for its achievements in the area of tobacco control. Ireland is a world leader in tobacco control, and the team at the Department of Health has led the implementation of many of the measures that the

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