Speeches

Launch of Male Health Website for the Irish Men’s Sheds Association

*check against delivery* Speech by Minister Finian McGrath Thursday 20th July at 10.30 am City Hall Dublin Ladies and Gentlemen – a very good morning to you all. I am delighted to be here to launch the Male Health Website for the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. Ireland was the first country to adopt a Men’s

Speech by Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health, at the Launch of “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery – a health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland”

Good afternoon, I want to thank you, Taoiseach, for launching Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery here today.  Your presence clearly illustrates the importance that you and the Government attach to countering the issue of problem drug and alcohol use in our society and your recognition of the need for a whole-of-Government approach to tackling this problem.

Launch of the National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026

*check against delivery* Simon Harris, T.D., Minister for Health Launch of the National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 Iveagh House Wednesday 5th July 2017 Good morning. I am delighted to see you all here today to mark the launch of the National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026. I know that many of you have contributed to the development of

Opening Statement by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD at the Joint Committee on Health, 28th June 2017

Check Against Delivery Introduction Chairman, Committee Members, I am very pleased to have this opportunity to appear before you once again. I am joined today by my Ministerial colleagues: Finian McGrath, Minister of State with responsibility for Disabilities; Catherine Byrne, Minister of State with special responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy and Health Promotion; and

Minister Harris’s address at the INMO’s Annual Delegate Conference

*check against delivery* President, Vice-Presidents, office-holders, members of staff of the INMO, members, colleagues, distinguished guests. First of all, I want to thank you for inviting me to speak at your 98th Annual Delegate Conference here in the Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford.  I know that the theme of this year’s conference is “Nurses and Midwives

Address by Minister for Health Simon Harris at IMO AGM

**Check against Delivery** President, Vice-President, members of the executive, staff of the IMO, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to address you at your AGM today. I’m delighted to be here. I hope you have had productive meetings and that you have also had time to catch up with colleagues and friends. And

Speech by Minister Simon Harris TD on Topical Issue Debate on Orkambi

Check against delivery I wish to thank the Deputies for raising this issue and allowing me the opportunity to provide an update in the Dáil. I am pleased to inform the House, but most particularly CF patients, their families and friends, that the HSE and Vertex have today confirmed that an agreement has been reached

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