Press Releases

Statement from the Minister for Health

“Yesterday I heard of planned changes to supports for patients with breast cancer. This was the first I heard of these changes. When I became aware of the proposed changes, I intervened and their introduction is now deferred. Whilst I understand that the health service is working with a range of stakeholders, most importantly patients,

It is important that the report of the Citizens’ Assembly on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is now given full consideration

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that it is important that the Citizens’ Assembly final report on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is given full consideration. The report has been published today. Minister Harris said, “The Government established the Citizens’ Assembly in line with our Programme for Partnership Government commitment to consider a

Minister Daly meets Age Action and Nursing Homes Ireland

Minister for Older People Jim Daly met today with Age Action and Nursing Homes Ireland to discuss nursing home charges and in particular the additional flat rate fee charged by many for services such as social programmes. Minister Daly said  “Reflecting my commitment to ensuring that our older population are protected, on being informed of

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

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