Speech by Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy – Taxation and other economic incentives as health-promoting tools: a focus on tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy diets

*check against delivery* Introduction Good morning ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you to Professor Amandine Garde and the University of Liverpool for inviting me here today.  I am delighted to open this conference examining the important role that price policies play in tackling non communicable diseases.  I look forward to hearing the impressive range of speakers,

Speech by Minister Harris at the launch of the National Patient Safety Office

**check against delivery** Introduction Good Morning, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here at this National Patient Safety Conference. Today, in a venue that has been at the heart of Irish history for over 800 years, we are marking a significant event for our patients, the public and health service providers.  Today, I

Speech by Minister Harris at the All-Ireland CNOs’ Conference in Dublin Castle – Strengthening the sustainability of the Nursing and Midwifery Workforce — Delivering Results

**check against delivery** Introduction Minister O’Neill, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to join you here today. I want to thank our two hosts, Dr Siobhan O’Halloran and Professor Charlotte McArdle for inviting me to my first All-Ireland CNOs’ Conference. Given the theme of today’s conference, I feel I have to make reference to a

Opening Statement by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD to the Joint Committee on Health

**check against delivery** Introduction Chairman, Committee Members I am pleased to have this opportunity to appear before you. I am joined today by my Ministerial colleagues; Finian McGrath Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Helen McEntee Minister for Mental Health and Older People and Catherine Byrne, Minster for Communities and the National Drugs

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