Publications

General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017

The General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017 was approved by the Government on 3rd of October 2017. The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the regulation of a range of practices, including: gamete (sperm or egg) and embryo donation for assisted human reproduction (AHR) and research; surrogacy; pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

Nutrition Standards for School Meals

These Nutrition Standards for School Meals are being published under the auspices of Healthy Ireland, the national Framework which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Ireland. Healthy Ireland takes a ‘whole of Government’ and a ‘whole of society’ approach to addressing the determinants of health, including education, and to supporting

The General Scheme of the Children’s Health Bill 2017

The Government agreed in 2006 to the creation of a single national tertiary paediatric hospital, into which the services of the three existing children’s hospitals would come together. Paediatric acute services are currently provided by three hospitals in Dublin – Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, and the National Children’s Hospital

Relocation of the European Medicines Agency to Dublin

The European Medicines Agency plays a vital role in the protection of the health of over 500 million European citizens through the scientific evaluation and safety monitoring of human and veterinary medicines. The Irish Government believes that relocating the EMA to Dublin is the best choice for Europe.

Department of Health, Acute Hospital Expenditure Review

This paper has been prepared by Department of Health as part of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Expenditure Review 2017. In service of the Expenditure Review, the objectives of this paper are to: Examine the baseline expenditure in the public acute hospital sector over the period 2011 to date, and identify trends and

Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017 – 2025

Ireland’s “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery” strategy sets out the Government’s response to addressing the harm caused by substance misuse in our society over the next eight years.  It identifies a set of key actions to be delivered between 2017 and 2020, and provides an opportunity for the development of further actions from 2021 to 2024

Evidence Review to Inform the Parameters for a Refresh of A Vision for Change

This report presents the results of an evidence review to inform the parameters of the planned refresh of mental health policy in Ireland ten years after the publication of the existing policy framework set out in A Vision for Change (AVFC). Evidence Review to Inform the Parameters for a Refresh of A Vision for Change

National Cancer Strategy 2017 -2026

This National Cancer Strategy 2017 -2026 aims to meet the needs of cancer patients in Ireland for the next decade. Rapid advances have been made in cancer diagnostics and treatments. The objective is to ensure that cancer services respond to both the challenges and the opportunities for future development so that care is of a uniformly

A Performance Measurement Framework for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

The Performance Measurement Framework for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces was developed by Trutz Haase Economic Consultants on behalf of the Department of Health. The aim of the report is to develop a longitudinal performance measurement framework which will enable the Department of Health to measure the effectiveness of interventions to respond to the drug

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